Slab Waterproofing in Sri Lanka

Slab Waterproofing in Sri Lanka

The construction sector is the biggest platform for industrial development. The construction of a building without any defect is practically impossible. Hence Slab Waterproofing is indispensable nowadays in Sri Lanka to protect the attractive appearance of the building and to avoid the structural damages caused by water and other chemicals. The main reason for the importance of slab waterproofing is to ensure the safety of the occupants. Waterproofing is essential to resist the penetration of water into the building surfaces, which results in corrosion, leaking, and other problems. The waterproofing system is needed to maintain

  • Perfect structure
  • Healthy environment
  • Aesthetic appearance

Mainly the quality of waterproofing materials reduces the rate of corrosion in the building structure. Hence the quality of materials plays an important role in slab waterproofing. Commonly waterproofing is done by using bitumen materials. To bring effectiveness in waterproofing reinforced materials are used to meet the industrial requirements. Crystalline proofing and flexible waterproofing system were introduced to the construction sector. The slab waterproofing methods have two types, namely roof slab proofing and ground slab proofing.

 Slab waterproofing methods in Sri Lanka:

Common causes of water leakage in buildings

The most prevalent problem in the building is leakage of water through seeps, cracks, and pores, etc. the water seepage may take place due to defects in construction, faulty compaction, uneven distribution of raw materials and improper sloping. If the building is built with zero defect and there will be no requirement for slab waterproofing. Hence the waterproofing plays a major role in the construction sector.

  1. Hairline cracks

The cracks can be caused by the weak foundation, rusting of reinforced steel, an improper arrangement of cement blocks. Hairline cracks are called settling cracks that appear in new houses after the first two years. The development of hairline cracks allows the entry of water inside the buildings. 

  1. Spalling of concrete

Spalling of concrete is another major defect of the formation of corrosion in the bars within the building leading to the breakage of concrete. The damage of concrete results due to the presence of moisture.

  1. Biological growths

Biological growth, like fungal growth, occurs because of the presence of pores in the buildings. On top of the roof, more moisture exposure can lead to the formation of fungal growth, which can affect the texture of the roof surface gradually.

MRC Engineering Solutions (Pvt) Ltd, Building Slab Waterproofing Sri Lanka 

Our company MRC Engineering Solutions (Pvt) Ltd, is a professional firm that is mainly focused on waterproofing materials. Our company is using two-component polymer modified cementitious waterproofing and liquid waterproofing for roof slabs and bathrooms. These materials are suitable to bridge the hairline cracks up to 1mm. It also acts as an effective adhesive with the concrete surface, making the surface nature is impermeable to water penetration. The flexibility of the proofing materials is more important to be considered. We are focussing on the elongation properties of the materials to ensure maximum flexibility so that the age of the waterproofing can be prolonged. We do very reasonable price building slab waterproofing in Sri Lanka. Finally, in a market sector, the economic products can survive in the competitive platform. Our firm ensures these materials are both economical and eco-friendly (i.e.) non -toxic in nature.

MRC Engineering Solutions, Barralastic waterproofing Sri Lanka

MRC Engineering Solutions, Barralastic waterproofing Sri Lanka

01. Cementitious waterproofing

Cementitious waterproofing is used for high moisture areas like bathrooms and toilets since they are not exposed to sunlight. This is semi-flexible.

02. Barralastic waterproofing

Barralastic waterproofing is a mostly used technique in Sri Lanka for water tanks or sumps before tiling or finishing surface. 

03. Rooftop waterproofing

Rooftop waterproofing can be done in two ways; one is a liquid applied membrane, which is a liquid form, will be used on the surface, and the other way is the preformed sheet membrane, which is a sheet that will be applied by heat or attached with an adhesive. 

04. Slab Waterproofing

Now you may have a question on your mind whether waterproof paint can solve all these issues. True. When compared to the other waterproofing techniques, waterproof paints sound like cost-cutting options since various types of paints are available in the market at a competitive price. At a glance, you may find it helps to lower the budget, reality it is not. Will reveal the truth behind the scene.

Waterproofing paints are usually applied to the wall or the structure via a spray applicator, a brush or a roller. Once it dried on the wall, they are making a strong bond with the concrete by coating a continuous layer. These products consist of an oil or latex base. So you will feel like this is the perfect solution. Unfortunately, up to today, no one has found a waterproof paint which works in dependably. So we are not in a position to rely on these kinds of products. As well as there is a considerable disadvantage in these kinds of paints. It doesn’t last long. The coating of waterproof paint will begin to flake and peel off the walls with the time. So it is a gigantic task to remove this coating once it is dried. So this will not add a pleasant appearance, and you have to pay an extra amount of money and waste time to redo another process. Apart from these issues, waterproofing paints don’t come with consultations or warranty period. So you have to be mindful and see the long term before jumping into a conclusion.

MRC Waterproofing in Sri Lanka

So we, MRC Engineering Solutions, are the pioneers of the Waterproofing industry in Sri Lanka. We are the masters of providing exceptional pre and post consulting services for all the roofing and waterproofing issues. Our company has over six years of proven performance record. We are the service providers of all the exterior fields, which include roofing waterproofing (above and below-grade) exterior facing systems, brick, precast, and many other types of building facades. We have expertise in every area to serve you with the best. We serve our customers with an ulterior vison that to provide proficient and reliable service to our customers in all the four corners of this small island.

MRC Engineering Solutions serves the customer with multiple protection modes to its consultation services such as;

Waterproofing Systems

• Heat/fusion applied (torch on) membranes
• Self-adhesive membranes
• Polyurethane systems
• Cementation systems
• Acrylic systems
• Rubberized bitumen emulsion
• Polysulphide and polyurethane joint sealants ∙ Hypalon/ epoxy joint sealing membrane

Professional Waterproofing Services In Sri Lanka  

• Waterproofing Consulting Services

Why should you choose us?

For the time being, waterproofing is an amateur function for the majority of Sri Lankans, when you go through this piece of work, you might get a clear idea of what exactly waterproofing is.
So if you want to invest in waterproofing your roof or any other structure, you have to consult a professional unless otherwise your money and time will be in jeopardy. So the correct choice will be ended you up with a truly watertight property. A good professional company is always going to work hard to ensure that you get the right consultation and the service. Finally, they make sure you will get the waterproofed property for the value of the money you have paid. It is always really important to check on the customer reviews since you need up working with a trustworthy service provider.

So, MRC Engineering is a well-reputed and trustworthy waterproofing company in Sri Lanka. There are experienced professionals as well as young generation professionals with more genius minds who are under our shelter to render yeoman service to our customers. Our works are crystal clear. Always we maintain transparency to keep trust with our customers. Most importantly, we make sure to use quality waterproofing products to serve the best results. Our new customers can review past work and spend plenty of time to look for different reviews. So you will get the possibility to express yourself, and we are flexible and open-armed for our customers’ ideas. If you want more clarifications or have any doubts, our team is always there for you with the free consultation service. Even after our service is done, we make sure our customer is getting the post-service consultation.

Few our major projects are All Swimming pools and waterproofing works of Southern Constructions and Engineering, Residence of Mr Sunil Mendis (former Governor of Central Bank of Sri Lanka), Residence of Mr Eric Upashantha (former Sri Lankan cricketer) at Kirulapana, Swimming pool of Mr Kithruwan Vithanage (former Sri Lankan cricketer) at Dehiwala. For more project reviews, our web site is always open for you.


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