Recommendations for applying waterproofing
This section provides designers and operators in the sector with details about the use and laying of various types of BITUVER waterproofing membranes.
The aim is to assist designers, layers and operators in general and to prevent and avoid problems which might compromise the integrity of the roof.
This document also provides possible waterproofing solutions for dealing with different delicate or difficult points during application.
It is however the job of the designer and operator to ensure that the product selected is suitable for each specific use, that the design concept for the roof is appropriate to the building specifications, that the product complies with the standards applicable to national, local and regional building requirements and that the manner of laying just that product and/or a combination of other products is carried out in compliance with the characteristics of the roof as well as in accordance with their specific technical regulations.
Each solution is illustrated by a clear cross section drawing, a description of the different stages of application and by a video showing the application procedure.
Applying bitumen membranes is relatively quick and easy.
That said, the incorrect design and/or selection of the product(s) to be applied, the use of unskilled workers, tight time schedules and cost cutting measures regarding application as well as failure to observe application procedures can on occasion lead to negative results which are often attributed to the products.
Make sure that the use of products specified in the design and installation process comply with the requirements concerning each specific type of membrane (for each product you should refer to the latest version of its Technical Data Sheet).