Correctly applied permanent waterproofing, which affects the strength, durability, and aesthetic appearance of buildings, is also associated with cost. So how much does waterproofing cost?
Before answering this question, it would be useful to give information about the cost of building waterproofing, which has been completed with missing materials due to cost calculation or has not been applied correctly, due to faulty workmanship.
Accordingly, as we mentioned, the building will experience loss of performance, corrosion, and its strength will decrease whenever it is exposed to water due to the resulting waterproofing works. Therefore, waterproofing is critical in buildings.
To learn more about why is waterproofing in buildings important, you can take a look at our content, which is titled Why Structural Waterproofing Is Essential?
The raw material of waterproofing materials consists of a wide variety of materials such as bitumen, acrylic, epoxy, polyurethane, solvent, etc. A building chemical product is obtained by combining fillers, cement, felt, and other auxiliary chemicals and components in the right formulation. When the product groups of construction chemical manufacturers are examined, you can see that they can offer many different products for the same application.
Although these products have been developed for the same application, they have different performance as they contain different raw materials. This allows each of them to differ from the other easily. In other words, the customer who is looking for a building chemical product must first determine where and for what purpose he wants to use the product.
For example, if it envisages that the application area will be exposed to intense water, it is understood that it needs a high-performance building chemical. Performance is also one of the main factors affecting the waterproofing cost.
In addition to performance, the prices of waterproofing materials are determined by other factors. The usage area, type, and properties of the product are other factors that affect the price.
To better understand this, we can handle acrylic products and epoxy products. The pricing of these two product groups is different. Even though they have the same performance, other raw materials added to the formulation that make up these two products have a direct effect on the product price.
Epoxy products can resist very well outdoor. Besides, it can make yellowing under sunlight. Acrylic products do not show color decay in the external environment. When the practitioner wants an epoxy that does not cause yellowing in the external environment, its price will be higher than other epoxy insulation materials. The reason will be due to the extra ingredient of auxiliary chemicals that will affect this performance in the formula.
Bitumen is one of the most widespread chemicals used in the waterproofing industry. Bitumen is seen in various types and products, such as bituminous waterproofing membranes, bitumen-based primers, bitumen-based paints, bitumen-based waterproofing tapes, bitumen-based sealants in many different fields and types. In addition, these materials are separated in themselves.
Products such as bituminous roof membranes, bitumen-based waterproofing membranes for viaducts and bridges, self-adhesive bituminous waterproofing membranes are also differentiated according to the application surface and purpose. Each product is designed to fulfill the desired performance on the applied surface according to its intended use.
Therefore, the price of each product is also different. When the user asks for the price for the bitumen-based waterproofing membrane, it is necessary to learn the purpose of use, and the desired performance first. The product proposal will also vary according to the performance that will meet the expectations, and the product price will also differ.
As Baumerk, we have more than 150 waterproofing products to provide the most accurate result for the customer's needs. You can contact Baumerk’s technical team to offer you the best performing and the most affordable products for you.