Modern technology has brought to the market water-based liquid waterproofing membranes made with the most innovating technologies. Simple and ready to use, they form an effective barrier to water and humidity, in order to protect roofs, terraces and balconies from water stagnation, infiltrations and from the action of ultraviolet rays.
Ever since the industry came up with liquid waterproofing, this sector has significantly changed. Professional roofers and people who work in waterproofing in general immediately accepted and implemented these solutions, which simplified operations, and at the same time, guaranteed an accurate and effective waterproofing, without any waste of materials. It also allowed an unexpected easy cleaning of the work sites and, most importantly, in safety matters, there is no more need to transport and use the gas tanks to “burn” the traditional bituminous membrane.
Winkler Waterproofing Systems, have been a pioneer in this field, creating Wingum Plus H2O, a colored and ready to use fibered water-based elastomeric waterproofing liquid membrane, which offers extraordinary resistance to water stagnation, aging and UV rays.
Characteristics and application of waterproofing liquid membrane
The Wingum Plus H2O waterproofing liquid membrane, due to its creamy and easy to apply nature, is suitable to a wide variety of uses. With a simple brush it is possible to easily reach the almost inaccessible areas, meaning that critical areas for the overall quality of the waterproofing are continuously and completely covered, guaranteeing the total protection of surfaces. This is also true for the joints between floor and walls, around chimneys and exhaustion pipes on flat roofs, or around the perimeter of balconies and terraces, near gutters for example, where there is greater concentration of water as well as constant humidity.
Wingum Plus H2O bituminous membrane performs its valuable task both on outside and inside a building. Externally – flat roofs, terraces and balconies – it fights the effects of rain, freezing and thawing, the corrosive action of stagnant water, as well as the action of the wind, which is more intense close to the seaside together with the salinity of the air. In internal environments it is effective in areas that are affected by steam and water, as in the case of bathrooms and showers.
Winkler’s products quality guarantee high, long-lasting performances. They are designed with care and attention towards human health the environment, since these products are water based solutions, instead of solvent based. In fact, with Wingum Plus H2O, while performing their work operators will not detect the usual heavy scent of solvent based products, which can be the cause of health problems for both the installers and for those who will work or live in the building.
In construction, it is commonplace to argue that a “product that does not stink does not work”. This is an opinion that modern technologies have proved to be wrong. Water-based solutions are the result of research and investment to create technologies that guarantee safety and high performance.
Liquid water-based membranes waterproof and protect the treated substrates for an even longer lasting waterproofing action. These products perfectly adapt to damp or very damp substrates, and even wet ones. Their action remains effective even in the presence of constant humidity and can be applied on practically all types of surfaces, like wood, brick, metal surfaces, fiber cement, and even completely oxidized wet bitumen polymer membranes. These liquid membranes also have the great advantage of being perfectly walkable and resistant to wear, and puncture, since can easily accommodate tables and chairs, without affecting their waterproofing features.
Liquid membranes can be the solution also for damaged surfaces and for waterproofing walls
Wingum Plus H2O offers a valid barrier to water stagnation, particularly required on terraces and balconies. Liquid waterproofing membranes for rooftops, in addition to carrying out their prevention function, can also represent a solution for deteriorated bituminous membranes or membranes damaged by weather conditions. These are very elastic products, which resist to aging, thermal shocks and can be applied both horizontally and vertically. In fact, they are also used for the waterproofing of foundations, business terraces of any slope, concrete tanks, gutters and for the sealing of chimneys.
The waterproofing of vertical surfaces is a great feature of liquid waterproofing products. If the traditional membranes in rolls are not appropriate to being applied to the walls, the liquid membranes solve the problem. They have, in fact, certain characteristics that allow perfect adherence to vertical surfaces, and are particularly appreciated in the waterproofing of walls with contact with the ground, in cellars, in garages and in all those situations where humidity is a threat.
Good quality water-based, bituminous or formulated with specific selected resins waterproofing membranes, like Wingum Plus H2O are ready-to-use products, which do not need the addition of primers or water. They offer a valid solution in many situations and, in return, require only the perfect cleaning of the surfaces, whether they are horizontal or vertical, so that their action can be effective and lasting over time.