Concrete is undoubtedly a beloved material for its durability, aesthetic appeal, and slip-resistant qualities. It’s a triple threat that can enhance the strength and beauty of any structure. However, it does have one significant weakness—it is not waterproof. In fact, concrete is highly porous, capable of holding water and waiting for any movement to create cracks. This, in turn, allows water to seep into your structure, potentially causing damage and compromising its integrity.
But fear not, for there is a solution that allows you to enjoy all the benefits of concrete while making it waterproof: Clear Waterproofing Membrane. By installing this innovative membrane over the surface of your concrete, you can effectively seal it and prevent water infiltration.
Clear Waterproofing Membrane and concrete form a match made in heaven. This remarkable combination provides several advantages that make it a go-to solution for protecting your concrete structures:
Don’t let the porosity of concrete limit its potential. By incorporating Clear Waterproofing Membrane, you can enjoy the benefits of concrete while ensuring it remains waterproof. Whether you’re protecting your home, commercial space, or any other concrete structure, this combination is a reliable and effective solution.
Embrace the strength and beauty of concrete, and let Clear Waterproofing Membrane take care of the water intrusion. It’s a match made in heaven! Download the installation guide and order the amount you need if your unsure please call the office and they will send everything you need out to you.
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Please refer to the installation guide for step by step, and find the following overview;
Firstly, it’s the clean and prepare the surface which includes re-grouting if grout is missing, cutting in expansion joints and replacing pavers if necessary. As hydrochloric acid will bleach concrete the surface must always be kept wet prior and during the application of any acid. If waterproofing is being done directly to slab instead of pavers then treating any concrete cancer needs to be completed prior to next step .
Secondly, allow the surface to dry and if your surface is in full sun and you live in a tropical climate than it can be dry in around 2 days.
Third, with concrete being super porous you need to dilute the membrane as per instructions and apply 2 coats of sealer.
Forth, depending on the size and shape of the balcony apply your two perimeter coats of membrane and a single infill coat of membrane before applying any caulk as per the installation guide requirements for your substrate.
Fifth, install final coat of membrane followed by sealer coat to find any additional pin holes remembering to use Slip Resistant Aggregate to create the Slip Resistant Finish.
yes, the instructions have video references for additional information and are described as detailed not difficult. You can find the install guides if you select Application on the menu options and select which application you are looking for. There will be a video on the top of the page direct below will be the install guide.
select your mouse of the Contact menu option, select installer on the dropdown menu, enter postcode when prompted and contact some of your local installers to get a quote. Most will be able to ask you questions over the phone and provide a phone quote for you. If there are no installers in your area you can request your local contactor to do the online training course or Do-It-Yourself.
Yes, the membrane is fine with salt water and has been installed on many balconies only meters away from the sea.
Like 95% of other waterproof membrane Clear Waterproofing Membrane is a positive membrane which protect the surface from the rain and the hose but not from rising damp. Rising damp is usually a requirement of preventing water sitting against porous building materials. In areas where that is not possible you should be looking for using epoxy
No, Clear Waterproofing Membrane will blush or appear milky in ponding water over time so we recommend that it is only installed on surfaces with fall.
External areas are generally subject to UV and as such are not really subject to too many issues with mold.
There are reduced pores for dirt to sit in so it will be easier to clean a clean once a week with white vinegar will be sufficient.
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“Thank you to Jasmine of Remedial Membranes for her work in rectifying the leak caused by the gradual wearing of the waterproofing in our bathroom. The application of the membrane has saved us a huge headache and thousands of dollars! We highly recommend this form of waterproofing.”
“I recently had a failed waterproofing membrane under a tiled balcony. This resulted in substantial leakage and major damage to my ceiling…A clear waterproofing membrane from Remedial membranes was applied over the existing tiles. I found them professional, on time, and did an excellent job. Our balcony has not leaked despite substantial rain since the repair.”
“Great Business to deal with. Keep you updated and in the picture. Had no issues at all. Great product – does the job and finish is good. We had our steps and front Patio done. Impressive ! Would recommend product & Supplier with no hesitation.”
“I contacted Remedial Membranes after we sold our house but one of the conditions of the sale was the showers to be repaired. We didn’t have any spare tiles and the new owners did not want the look to change so the idea of putting a clear membrane over the surface was a perfect solution to everyone involved. The job was done in 1 morning and the sale went through. Highly recommend Remedial Membranes. Their ability to work to a deadline was fundamental for the success!”
Why do balconies start to leak?
Most leaks develop, when the substrate moves. Initially, most balconies are built using a foil membrane under their tile or concrete surface, and it is not possible to access it for repair without removing the surface material.
Especially timber frame constructions, but other substrates too, are subject to small movements due to temperate, moisture or soil changes around your house. Flexible membranes are able to withstand these movements.
With a clear membrane installed on top, it’s easier to identify leaks and to patch repair. It’s estimated that the cost of DIY installation of our Clear Waterproofing Membrane costs LESS THAN 10% of what it would cost to replace a damaged membrane under tiles!
See how our product compares to others below…
Epoxy and sealer are rigid, and they provide no warranty for movement (which is what creates leaks). These products are not suitable to use for repair.
No mismatched tiles, long waits, or expensive rip outs – just beautiful, lasting results. Go ahead and try it for yourself today! We can’t wait to see the results.