Manual Elements

Waterproofing membranes

The NRCA Waterproofing Manual provides a number of options for membrane types used in waterproofing applications. Most waterproofing membranes cannot be exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light; however, fluid-applied elastomeric waterproofing membranes are well-suited for continual UV exposure.

Detail WP-39, "Traffic-bearing waterproofing membrane," provides information for the two common installation categories of fluid-applied elastomeric membranes: vehicular and pedestrian. These types of waterproofing systems commonly are used for exposed concrete structures, such as parking garages and balconies.

NRCA coat provides additional toughness and durability; and a top coat provides color options and UV resistance for a waterproofing system. Base, intermediate and top coats typically are one- or two-part self-leveling products.

Detail 39 from The NRCA Waterproofing Manual

Log in or register for FREE access to this article and other Professional Roofing online content.

Not a user?

Register now for free access
  • Full access to every article
  • Online Web exclusive information
  • Photo gallery
  • Breaking news
  • Online classified ads

Already a user?

User name:



Forgot Your Password?