Universal services is a leading roof waterproofing company in Pakistan having years of experience in providing the best waterproofing services. We offer our waterproofing services in all major cities of Pakistan including Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad, etc. Waterproofing is done to save objects and structures from getting wet by making them water-resistant. We have a well-educated and technically sound team of civil engineers and work builders who provide the best waterproofing services in Pakistan to make your properties more durable. As the best waterproofing company in Pakistan, we specifically work on roofs, terraces, bathrooms, balconies, garden sheds, chalets, carports, dormers, roof extensions, garages, water tanks, and basements.
Waterproofing of the roof refers to the treatment of the roof surface to prevent water passage under hydrostatic pressure by making the roof system resistant to the passage or entry of water through it. Proper waterproofing of the roof system prevents water or any other form of leakages from entering the living spaces below.
Conventional waterproofing systems involve the application of roof waterproofing company membranes. This typically refers to layers of water-resistant materials such as bitumen, TVC, etc. that act as a physical barrier that prevents water from passing through. This, however, relies on the proper application of the membrane, if otherwise water can still find a way to penetrate through the building structure.
Concrete and flat roofs can also be waterproofed on any form of property such as residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. Damage to your roof is an unavoidable fact as they are exposed to the elements all the time. A proper waterproofing system safeguards your property and goods in the long term against unwanted water intrusion.
Why Do You Have to Waterproof Your Roof?
The roof is one of the most common areas where water damage originates from. Water damage becomes worse over time as water seeps through the roof system. Address your leaky roof issues immediately to prevent further water damage from taking place.
Continued leakage will corrode structural reinforcements within concrete. When water intrudes into the living areas, furniture, flooring, and appliances might be destroyed due to intrusion. Due to constant exposure to the weather, roofs are especially prone to damages. Besides, all building structures require a proper waterproofing system on their roofs as they will not resist water on their own, including RC flat roofs which also require properly maintained waterproofing systems.
Roof flashing problems
Flashings are pieces of metals installed on your roof joints to provide a water-resistant barrier. They may be melted or corroded over time due to exposure to the weather. When that happens they need to be regularly inspected and replaced to ensure they will not cause any leakage.
Damaged roofing tiles or sheets
Broken roof tiles or damaged sheets might be the source of your roof leaks. It is important to carry out a thorough check to ensure they are working well. If not, the roof tiles and shingles might need to be replaced if they are damaged or broken.
Damaged or degraded waterproof membranes
One of the most common causes of roof leakage is damaged or substandard waterproofing membranes. As membranes wear out over time, they no longer provide the barrier to prevent water intrusion into the concrete. Normally, a new coat of membrane or other waterproofing solutions will have been applied to create a necessary waterproofing barrier.
Roof leakages might not always be noticeable as cracks in the concrete takes time to develop. This may last for several years before the leak becomes severe enough to cause water damage. Undetected leaks might cause some minor issues that you should take note of:
- Water stains on walls and ceilings
- Wet carpets or moisture on flooring
- Water pooling in the basement