What Are The Types Of Basement Waterproofing Membranes?
All waterproofing membranes can be classed into 2 main groups – liquid systems and sheet-applied systems. These materials are shown below.
- Cementitious high-build coatings
- Composite layers
- EPDM rubber (ethylene propylene diene monomer is a synthetic rubber)
- Geosynthetic (bentonite) clay liners
- Metal sheet
- Plastic sheeting
- Polymer liners
- Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
- Resin coatings
The type of material that is commonly used for basement waterproofing, as mentioned previously, is the sheet-applied membrane, including polyethylene, plastic sheeting, polymer liners, polypropylene, polyurethanes and polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
We will go deeper into the other waterproofing membrane materials in a future article.