The Rub-R-Wall membrane is designed to waterproof all types of foundations found below ground level. The application process consists of a liquid applied by spraying on the coating. During the drying process, the membrane waterproofs the foundation by forming a 1 mm waterproof rubber membrane barrier, allowing a perfect adherence to the concrete.
Are you seeking a durable and effective protection solution? Choose the installation of this waterproofing membrane, as it will protect your building in the long term and prevent many inconveniences.
In this article, the steps of waterproofing are listed to help you understand this complex process. The benefits of choosing Rub-R-Wall membrane are highlighted to enable you to make the best possible choice in the types of materials used before waterproofing your home. Signs of infiltration are also addressed to raise awareness of this type of problem.
Steps to waterproofing your property
Concrete is a highly absorbent material. Over time, and with major temperature changes, this material can crack significantly. Waterproofing the foundation membrane acts as a preventive measure, as well as protecting the concrete foundation from deterioration.
Cleaning of poured concrete and concrete blocks foundation to guarantee excellent adhesion of the dimpled membrane to the foundation.
Spray 3 coats of Rub-R-Wall foundation waterproofing material membrane.
Installation of the plastic membrane to protect the Rub-R-Wall, as well as to help direct water flow to the foundation drain.
Installation of a high density polyethylene plastic molding and sealing that prevents water infiltration between the membrane and the foundation. The development of condensation and mold between the components will be avoided.
Installation of the membrane used as a base and cover for the French drain.
Installation of POLY WHITE film on the foundation wall to block the risk of water infiltration and to ensure the sealing of the foundation.
Building a gravel base for improved water flow to the drain.
Installation of the french drain of approximately 4 inches in rigid PVC.
Line the drain with gravel and fold the membrane before filling with soil.
Performing a foundation waterproofing system as soon as your property is being built is far less expensive. It also saves you from long-term damages, both on the inside and outside of the property.
The benefits of the membrane
The use of this type of membrane has multiple benefits in comparison to the installation of traditional membranes. The following are some important benefits to keep in mind before deciding on the type of material to use for waterproofing your foundation.
The Rub-R-Wall waterproofing membrane is eco-friendly certified. This product is safe, non-toxic and non-carcinogenic. The polymer does not release any harmful substances to the earth, water or groundwater.
Eliminates mold and mildew
Installing this elastomeric membrane will greatly reduce the risk of mold and mildew. The health of you and your family will be protected.
The membrane can be installed on all types of materials, in all seasons and at temperatures as low as 4°C. The membrane has an outstanding elasticity, even at lower temperatures.
The Rub-R-Wall membrane has a minimum lifespan of over 100 years. It is warranted for the entire lifetime of your property and is transferable to the future owner.
The polymer is far more durable than asphalt and all other single components on the market. The Rub-R-Wall membrane will therefore be more affordable in the long run than other traditional membranes. In addition, it is also chemical resistant.
Signs of water infiltration
It is important to recognize the different signs of a water infiltration or poor drainage condition in your basement. Ask yourself the following questions:
- Is the humidity level higher than 50% ?
- Is there a musty or moldy smell ?
- Is there any trace of efflorescence at the bottom of the walls, black spots on the wood or signs of fungus ?
- Is there an accumulation of water on the floor ?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, it is necessary to take action immediately to protect the quality of the air in your home and to avoid making the situation worse, causing major damage.
Protect your property !
By investing in the application of Rub-R-Wall membrane, you will ensure the long-term waterproofing protection of your home. The foundation waterproofing membrane will be 100% waterproof.
This is a delicate procedure that can only be performed by a certified applicator. It is a process where every step must be completed in great detail to ensure proper protection. Contacting a professional is an effective solution that protects your home, your assets, and most of all the comfort and health of your loved ones.