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A waterproofing system is a significant investment to consider for any construction project. Waterproofing is the layer of protection that protects roofs, facades, and structures from the damaging effects of moisture on any building.

Waterproofing requires two essential elements: products of proven superior quality and specialized professionals to perform the work.

Since we understand that waterproofing is a significant investment, the ideal is to take the necessary measures to ensure that this investment has the most extended possible helpful life. With this in mind, we would like to offer you a series of tips to prolong your waterproofing system’s effectiveness and durability:

Preventive Maintenance: To extend the life of your asphalt membranes or other alternative waterproofing products, it is essential to perform preventive maintenance at least once a year.

The ideal time to perform this type of inspection and maintenance is when the weather is warm, the sun is shining, and there is no threat of rain. This is always the ideal time to inspect the pavement surface for cracks, delamination, signs of deterioration, or damage. Make the appropriate repairs and prevent further damage.

Proper cleaning: A waterproofed roof should be kept clean and debris-free. Allowing leaves, branches, or debris to accumulate on the waterproofing material can compromise its effectiveness and durability. The surface should be cleaned with water using a soft brush to remove accumulated dirt. 

Avoid storing or misusing the waterproofed surface: Asphalt membranes must be maintained to avoid perforations that could lead to leaks. Ideally, the impervious surface should not be used to store heavy or sharp objects, as excessive weight can damage the pavement layers.

Suppose the use of the waterproofing surface for these purposes is unavoidable. In that case, we recommend the use of mats or pads to minimize impact and prevent loss of water repellency of the membrane.

Hire the services of professional local roofers: Only prepared and trained people with experience managing waterproofing systems know how to perform preventive maintenance and inspection of a waterproofed roof. Therefore, these people are best qualified to ensure optimal life for your waterproofing products. Feel free to hire professionals to perform these tasks.

We hope you find these tips helpful. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or additional information. Our customer service specialists will be happy to assist you.

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