Can You Waterproof Over Existing Waterproofing?

Posted May 31, 2022

As remedial waterproofing specialists, one of the questions we’re frequently asked is in relation to patching or waterproofing over existing waterproofing.

Can You Waterproof Over Old Waterproofing?

While it technically is possible to waterproof over existing waterproofing, it is not something we would recommend. Alternatively, we recommend you invest in remedial waterproofing such as that we offer at Remedial Property Solutions.

When you choose to work with our company, you are choosing a business backed by qualified professionals who have specialised in remedial solutions guaranteed to last, rather than simply mask an existing problem.

Why Shouldn’t You Waterproof Over Existing Waterproofing?

Waterproofing is a tricky business, despite everything you might have heard from online articles and home improvement shows.

This is largely because the waterproofing membrane, which helps repel the water from wet areas like your bathroom, laundry or kitchen, is easily damaged if you don’t know what you’re doing. And even if you do damage the waterproofing membrane, it’s not always noticeable when you first apply it.

Damaged waterproofing can cause major structural damage to your property if you don’t fix it as soon as you notice the issue. This is why it’s always best to consult with a professional remedial waterproofing expert to ensure you’re receiving the right advice for your property, and the job is completed professionally and efficiently.

How Do You Remove Existing Waterproofing?

Old waterproofing membrane can be removed in two ways, either via chemical application or via physically scraping the old membrane off.

While it is possible to do this yourself, you need to remove waterproofing in adherence to certain regulations, which is (again) why we would recommend contacting a professional for safe and correct membrane removal or installation.

When to Contact Remedial Property Solutions

If you have a waterproofing issue or suspect you have a waterproofing issue, contact the team at Remedial Property Solutions. Our staff are some of the most experienced in the business and will work with you to provide a waterproofing solution to suit your needs, first time, every time.

To find out more about our remedial waterproofing solutions, or to book an obligation-free consultation, call us today.

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