An Insight Into the Different Types of Combination Waterproofing

Simply put, combo waterproofing provides optimal structural protection against water ingress. But, why is this so important? Proficiently protecting the structural integrity of your building can save you thousands of Dirhams in potential repairs in the future – and help you to achieve the requisite environmental grade.

Anyone concerned with the lingering threat of water incursion, you need to act swiftly, you need to call a leading combo waterproofing contractor in Dubai – like Blue Seal.
A fundamental aspect of creating a building envelope (physical separator between the conditioned and unconditioned environment and providing resistance protection against water ingress), combo waterproofing will mitigate any potential problems swiftly and decisively.

Better still, combo waterproofing helps home and business owners to achieve tailored waterproofing solutions – and assured performance. Eliminating worry is one fell swoop, it should come as little surprise to anyone in the know that waterproofing companies in Dubai recommend combo waterproofing as one of the surest solutions to all waterproofing maladies.

However, before making any decision, it’s worth making sure that you have a sound understanding of the different categories of waterproofing solutions. Why? This is how you’ll find the right solution, securing a watertight solution.

Interested in learning more? Keep reading below to discover different types of combo waterproofing available to property owners living in Dubai and the UAE.

Type A

Type A combo waterproofing is defined as barrier protection, and this term accurately sums up Type A combo waterproofing. Type A waterproofing uses reinforced concrete or block-work complete with waterproofing and placed either externally, internally or sandwiched between aspects of the building structure.

Typically employed as a basement sealer, when installed it’s important that Type A waterproofing solutions allow for access should repair work be required in the future. External systems may require subsequent excavation, though as learned waterproofing contractors – like Blue Seal – will tell you internal fittings must be accessible. If not, how can easy access be achieved?

Contentious coatings, bituminous coatings or flexible sheet membranes are all categorised as Type A barrier protection.

Type B

Type B combo waterproofing is defined as structurally integral protection. Designed with composite and integrated details, such as water bars in mind, this reinforced or pre-stressed concrete suppresses water ingress.

It’s paramount that construction joints are sufficiently installed as these areas are particularly vulnerable to leakage. Whilst attention must be paid to the jointing and positioning of water stops, great care is required in the placement and compacting of the concrete.

The construction of a kicker after pouring the floor slab should be encouraged. Without this, it’s difficult to complete any installation without free of defects – something that could end up costing money in future repairs. However, companies that specialise in combo waterproofing in Dubai – such as Blue Seal – know how to make sure that installation process is completed without a hitch.

Type C

Type C waterproofing is defined as drained protection. Diverting a passage of water away from the structure (and typically collected in a submersible pump) Type C combo waterproofing suppresses any water which seeps through the external walls.

Such systems typically remove water using a mechanical sump pump system or occasionally by gravity to external low ground drains where properties are formed into sloping sites. A drained cavity system collects any moisture or flow of water, before discharging it at a suitable evacuation point. What this means is that the integrity of the structure is not compromised.

It’s common for the worst-cases of water ingress to require Type C waterproofing solutions. The best waterproofing companies in Dubai – like Blue Seal – will be able to advise customers on they require a Type C solution to any flooding or leaking issues that they may be experiencing, whether in commercial premises or domestic residences.

In most cases, back-up pumps and notification alarms are used – particularly if the consequences of failing to reserve the issue are serious or dangerous.

Waterproofing Combination Solutions

It’s not uncommon for domestic and commercial properties to require a combination of the different types of waterproofing solutions. Top waterproofing companies in the UAE – like Blue Seal – will be happy to provide customers with a comprehensive and transparent assessment of an environment before offering astute advice.

So, what are the typical combinations? Well, property owners have a handful of options, the most common of which are listed below:

  • Type A, B, and C
  • Type A and B
  • Type A and C
  • Type B & C

So, there you have it, the different types of combo waterproofing that you can choose from. If you’re interested in learning more about combo waterproofing in Dubai, contact Blue Seal today. We’d be happy to offer our expert opinion about the waterproofing required for your environment.