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Liquid Applied Membrane - Water proofing solution


Published On Dec. 29, 2016 By Madhu

Water leakage is something we all hate and try different solutions to fix the situation as soon as possible. Liquid applied membrane does the work easily. It is used in construction. Depending upon the structure and need, the waterproofing membrane can either be applied to the interior (negative), such as the case with repairs, the exterior (positive), or in places inaccessible by people (blind side).

Crystalline waterproofing practices rely on a technology that turns porous concrete into an impermeable barrier. The resultant is a structure with reduced cracking, self-sealing, and waterproofing abilities, which provides protection against water damage and subsequent corrosion of reinforced steel. Unlike sheet membranes, which rely on an additional barrier to shield the concrete from moisture, crystalline waterproofing system transforms the concrete into a water-resistant barrier.

Successful waterproofing with liquid-applied membranes depends on proper thickness and uniform application. They call for skilled, experienced labour to apply them. A clean and dry substrate, which can often be a construction environment challenge, a protection layer before backfilling, properly cured concrete to avoid problems with adhesion and blistering and, on horizontal applications, a sub-slab.

Due to growing industrialization and urbanization in developing countries such as India and China, growth in Asia Pacific is expected to be the highest in the next few years and Asia Pacific is expected to be the largest market for liquid applied membrane by 2025.

Improving infrastructure and increasing infrastructural spending coupled with rising disposable income of average consumers is expected to drive the liquid applied membrane market in North America.

The most demanding markets for Liquid Applied Membrane are North America, Europe, APAC, and Latin America. It is estimated that market for liquid applied membrane will be worth US$ 20 bn by 2025. The developing countries contribute more to this market as compared to developed countries because of the ever-growing construction and development zones.

Since liquid applied membrane is used in residential construction, commercial construction, and public infrastructure construction, we can say that the market is large for liquid applied membrane.

Moreover, liquid applied membrane provides advantages like light weight, easy application than the traditional waterproofing techniques. It has enough potential to enter new sectors like auto mobile industry, air craft industry because of its light weight property since the main motive behind auto mobile and aircraft industry is to reduce weight in-order to increase fuel efficiency.

There is no alternative for liquid applied membrane since it has been evolved from traditional roofing techniques, which indirectly makes liquid applied membrane market consistent.

It is cost-effective and provides strength, durability and elongation against harsh weather climate and is best suited for roofing.