Basement conversions have proven to be a popular way for homeowners to transform sparingly used environments into active living space. Yet, transforming any environment is not without its challenges. Installing sufficient membrane waterproofing is one of the challenges that homeowners must meet.
Membrane waterproofing is essential to protecting your home against water and flooding. Without water protection, homes across the UAE are at risk from falling victim to water damage – something that will completely ruin the environment you’ve invested so much time and money transforming.
Converting your basement is something that should only be undertaken by experienced and knowledgeable waterproofing companies in the UAE. Any businesses you use to complete the conversion must have expansive knowledge and comprehensive experience of how to build – and protect the environment against the threat of water damage.
Something to Remember
Save for securing the structural integrity of your property, arguably one of the most important issues that you must make sure is completed to the highest standard is sufficiently waterproofing concrete. Flooding could cost you thousands of Dirhams – and is something that could be avoided by choosing the best waterproofing contractor in Dubai – Blue Seal.
As a thin layer of water-tight material that stretches the length of your floor, membranes are the ideal waterproofing solution. The continuous layer prohibits water from passing through it, proficiently protecting your basement from the risk of flood.
Manufactured from a strong, flexible and tear-resistant fabric with superior elasticity properties, membranes cover areas where water is at risk of seeping into the area with ease. They are completely UV stable and flexible enough to be moulded to fit environments of all shapes and sizes.
Composed of thin layers of waterproof material, most measure just 2mm to 4mm in diameter, membrane waterproofing will not intrude on or warp the floor. Their superior waterproofing properties make membranes the ideal sealant for protecting your home against flooding.
“When installing, the membrane must be laid over a filler material which is sloped to direct the water flow to exterior sumps and drains. This will promote water run-off, keeping your home dry and protected against water damage.” States 247 Drainage expert
Not only that, installing basement waterproofing inside any home in Dubai can be completed in a single day. A good contractor, like Blue Seal, will avoid cold joints and make sure that the environment is covered meticulously, leaving zero floor space visible. Larger environments can take a mite longer to waterproof, but given the ease of application, installing membrane waterproofing is a process that can be completed much quicker than you might imagine.
How to Select a Waterproofing Membrane
If you’re unsure of how to select a waterproofing membrane, you can always ask us at Blue Seal – we’d be happy to offer you our expert opinion. But, in the meantime, here are a few helpful hints to get you thinking. We are a leading waterproofing membrane contractor in Dubai.
Elongation – the ability of the membrane to stretch should be one of your primary considerations when choosing the product. This is measured in percentages, so an elongation of 150% means that the membrane can stretch 1.5 times its length. Good elongation is paramount as it will allow the membrane to stretch over cracks and to those hard to reach aspects of the basement.
Tear Resistance – despite a superlative elongation, poor membranes can be at risk of tearing – something that will compromise your waterproofing. If you want to discover the durability of a membrane, take a small piece in your hands and try to rip it. A good membrane will not tear, even when reasonable force is exerted.
Abrasion Resistance – one of the crucial elements of an effective membrane is its ability to withstand wear and tear. Most membrane waterproofing will be covered with concrete screeds and tiling, therefore superlative durability – especially demonstrable throughout the construction process – is essential. A very soft membrane with low abrasion resistance can be easily damaged, which can result in a leak.
These are just three of the factors that you should be aware of. To learn more about how to select a membrane that’s guaranteed to efficiently waterproof your basement, contact Blue Seal today.
If you’d like to learn more about why membrane waterproofing is essential to your home or to find out more about the best waterproofing Dubai business, call Blue Seal today on: 04-227-0123.