Since 2003, Bitumas Waterproofing Centre Sdn Bhd has been involved in the development of waterproofing industry in Malaysia. To date, we have maintained thousands of loyal customers ranging from developers, main-contractors, contractors, applicators and home owners.
Our main purpose is to make waterproofing materials easy available to everyone from big contractors to small waterproofing contractors and building owners who are concerned about waterproofing.
There are still many people who unaware of the existence of waterproofing and still curious of what is waterproofing. Waterproofing for buildings is an important component of a building and it affects our daily life. Waterproofing is a combination of waterproof materials or waterproofing systems that prevents water penetration into buildings that cause leakage into a building. Waterproofing prevents the reinforcement in concrete from deterioration and also the decline of the strength of concrete due to spalling and concrete cancer.
The basic of waterproofing is to incorporate steps to ensure the building is watertight. Areas of waterproofing to ensure a building is waterproof and watertight incorporates roof waterproofing, basement waterproofing, bathroom or toilet waterproofing. These ensure that all concrete or structure that comes in contact with water is waterproof. Waterproofing to concrete itself can be attained by using integral waterproofing method.
The building materials or construction materials for waterproofing include waterproof paint (also call waterproof coating), waterproofing cement and integral waterproofing system (to make the concrete waterproof). The coatings form a waterproof membrane ensuring the concrete is waterproof. Flexible waterproof fabric (mistakenly name waterproof cloth) is much preferred to reinforce the joints and edges in order to strengthen the waterproofing membrane, thus enhancing the waterproofing system.
Sealants or adhesive sealants are an important part of the waterproofing system to prevent water intrusions. There are many types of sealant for construction use. For construction or building joint sealant, concrete sealant such as polymer sealant or polyurethane sealant (PU sealant) is recommended for use. Other type of sealant such as silicone sealant is more recommended for use in glass joints. There are also sealants such as gasket sealant use for car industry.