Torch On Membranes
Torch On MembranesTorch on waterproofing membranes have been used for many years, these systems are known for their longevity especially in exposed flatroof applications. Torch on waterproofing membranes come in sheet form on rolls, and are applied by means of heating with a gas torch totheir melting point and then laid on the substrate. They are made of modified asphaltic bitumen and come in 2 main types, SBS - A rubbermodified variant & APP - a plastic modified variant. Torch on systems can be either a single ply or dual ply system with film thicknessesranging from 4mm-7mm. The exposed layer is often a mineral chip coated face with a rough texture designed to protect the membrane fromUV and foot traffic while providing an aesthetic finish. Torch on waterproofing is a heavy duty solution and in general will have the longestservice life and manufacturer warranty for exposed applications.
Other applications where torch on waterproofing membranes are used are; Planter boxes, retaining walls, green roof areas, plant rooms,box gutters, balconies & podium decks.
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