A Technical Approach to waterproofing design – podium decks, buried roofs, balconies,
September 2021

As a structure’s first line of defence to water ingress, a waterproofing design should offer long-term value, maximum performance, and a pragmatic design approach.

As with most, if not all structural waterproofing projects, selecting an appropriate waterproofing system is crucial in project success. Waterproofing design spans many disciplines, when designing an appropriate waterproofing system, a waterproofing design specialist will always take into consideration the end use of a space to ensure they have designed a suitable solution that will meet both standards and user requirements along with functionality.

A Waterproofing Designer’s philosophy defines what they wish to accomplish in the design of their waterproofing system and which principles they will use to do so. Identifying a robust and suitable design philosophy is an important aspect when designing a continuous system, as this will not only directly impact in how users install the system but also in future maintenance which will directly impact on the property owner.

Focus should be on a life-cycle oriented design, addressing life-cycle concepts and methods, deterioration and damage evaluation, life-cycle performance indicators, inspection and maintenance procedures all implemented to work in harmony.

There are many common pitfalls when it comes to designing a waterproofing system for podium decks, buried roofs, balconies, and terraces. Products do not fail! When failures occur, it is due to the design and build philosophy not being correct. The devil is in the detail – all waterproofing elements must be considered at the construction design stage to be durable and effective.

Delta Roof Guard cold applied liquid waterproofing systems are engineered to provide a fast curing, flexible, elastomeric solution for roofs, podium decks, terraces, balconies, walkways, and car parks.

Delta Roof Guard waterproofing systems are certified Broof (t4), complying with the regulations on resistance and safety on flat roofs, mitigating fire risk.

Delta Roof Guard CP and QC practically bonds directly to substrates, providing a seamless, UV-stable membrane that does not delaminate. Due to it’s flexible nature Delta Roof Guard follows the contours of any roof shape allowing for intricate detailing. Once cured, Delta Roof Guard achieves a seamless finish with no joints or breaks. Offering rapid curing even in winter months!

Delta Roof Guard also comes with a comprehensive range of primers, all able to aid the adhesion of the liquid applied membrane system to the relevant substrates.

Delta Roof Guard cold liquid waterproofing is lightweight, has great elasticity, meaning that it will absorb structural movements, whilst compensating for shrinkage or expansion due to changes in temperature. The ease and speed of application makes Delta Roof Guard Cold Liquid Waterproofing the perfect partner for complex roofing projects.

This cost-effective cold liquid water proofer is suitable for new or existing roof projects without the requirement for mechanical restraint, welding or torching, negating any fire risk during application.

Delta Roof Guard cold-applied liquid roofing is ideal for projects where there is a restriction of hot works. Seamless in nature, with a fast speed of application, Delta Roof Guard is an ideal choice for roofs with multiple penetrations or limited spaces such as balconies.

Delta Roof Guard work perfectly on large, flat commercial roof areas or small residential roof areas.

Delta Roof Guard has been independently tested and its performance verified, having approvals from the British Board of Agrément (BBA).

ESSENTIALS you should be looking for from your product:

Elasticity
Breathability
Workability
Fire Resistance

This is an incredible product, to discover more about the Delta Roof Guard range, why not contact our trusted technical team who will help find the best solution for your project.