Terrace waterproofing is one of the important elements of buildings. The terrace, which also functions as a roof, must be waterproofed. Terrace waterproofing is done to prevent damage caused by temperature and humidity. Otherwise, it will be damaged in a short time.
Terrace waterproofing is a system that is applied to prevent structures from being exposed to weather conditions during the winter months. The terrace surface tends to accumulate rain that starts to seep in. If terrace waterproofing is not applied, water may leak from the terrace to the lower floors and the building may be damaged in a short time.
Terrace waterproofing prevents moisture and water from entering the interior. It prevents the formation of water spots on the ceilings and walls of the lower rooms, the formation of mold and fungi. If the insulation is not made, the surface of the terrace plate may cause cracking and loosening of the ceramic tiles. In addition, when the water entering under the tiles on the floor freezes, cracks may occur on the tiles due to the increase in volume.
Advantages of Terrace Waterproofing
The advantages of terrace waterproofing are as follows;
- Terrace waterproofing ensures that the floor becomes resistant to weather conditions.
- Terrace waterproofing prevents wear and tear.
- It is an important factor because it is exposed to adverse weather conditions, precipitation and climatic changes.
Waterproofing Materials for Terraces
- PVC membranes
- Bitumen-based membranes
- EPDM-based membranes
- HDPE membranes
Brushing-Based Waterproofing Materials
- Cement-based waterproofing
- Polyurethane-based waterproofing
- Bitumen-based waterproofing
- Acrylic-based elastomeric waterproofing
How is Terrace Waterproofing Applied?
Terrace waterproofing applications can be done in a few steps.
Step 1: Application Surface Must Be Prepared
In the open terrace waterproofing process, the application surface should be prepared for the system that will provide water insulation under the ceramic coatings. Before applying to the surface, it is necessary to clear the residue and dirt that may prevent adhesion. The surface should be prepared as completely smooth, solid and clean.
Step 2: Applying the Layer
After the surface is made suitable for insulation, the first layer can be applied. The selection of the most suitable waterproofing material for the waterproofing of the building is critical. With the right and high-quality terrace waterproofing materials, the terrace waterproofing process is carried out efficiently.
Step 3: Application of the Finishing Material
After the first coat application, grouting should be applied and the topcoat protection material should be applied. It is very important to apply the last coat in the floor application in terms of resistance to UV light and fading.