A simple preventative and diagnostic maintenance inspection once a year is all that is necessary to ensure the bitumen waterproofing system gives long and faultless service. In renovation, it is often a simple matter of adding to the existing waterproofing, with no need to dismantle the old. This can be done twice during the building’s lifetime, extending the service life to approximately 90 years and so eliminating a major source of waste. Given a change in function of the b
We believe that the roof of a building deserves at least as much attention as the four walls do. Roofs can be an interesting architectural feature, but they also matter economically and environmentally. A roof that lasts as long as ours do, will help you save a lot of money and will preserve the value of your property. With De Boer, you can rest assured that your roof is in good hands. This Belgian company enjoys a worldwide reputation in the field of bituminous roofing membr
Acoustic longevity is vital to the users of a building. Due to the mass and elasto-plastic properties of bituminous waterproofing systems they dampen the impact noise of rain and hail and help make buildings a pleasant environment in which to work and live. Bitumen waterproofing systems under heavy protection of gravel, screed, roof gardens, or plant cover can also significantly add to acoustic comfort by both filtering the noise of impact, and by attenuating a high degree of
When De Boer was called in to renovate a leaking concrete roof in Sydney, it took on the challenge to reinstate the roof waterproofing and deliver a headache free roof system for the future. The building in question had been plagued with leakages for many years. Several other rectification methods were tried without success. The renovation solution was a challenge as the problem had several causes. In the first place, there was insufficient fall in the concrete roof slab. The
Sustainable and environmental issues are, quite rightly, matters of great importance to us all in construction. A full understanding of ideas once rarely mentioned – like ‘global warming’, ‘waste recycling’ and ‘life-cycle analysis’ – is now core to maintaining our reputation as a responsible industry. Bitumen Waterproofing membrane industry, BWA represents manufacturers who are committed to ensuring their industry is sustainable and environmentally and socially responsible.