Waterproofing of terraces

Pay attention to the waterproofing of terraces so that you can enjoy them carefree.

Terraces are exposed to long-lasting, unfavorable natural conditions and neglecting their waterproofing will almost certainly lead to several problems.

Waterproofing terraces over tiles

Terraces are often parts of buildings requiring proper waterproofing for the long-life expectancy of the entire building. A too small inclination is the main reason for difficulties with waterproofing. When the building is finally built and in use, ordinarily the owner does not want to replace existing ceramic tiles on account of problems with moisture, hence the only solution is to use the DRACO GARD 600 transparent coating over the existing tiles which prevents water from passing between the tile grouts.

DRACO GARD 600 is applied to the substrate with a brush or roller. It is crosslinked in contact with moisture from the air, creating a firm elastic membrane with excellent adhesion to various substrates. The membrane makes the surface smoother and shinier and does not change color over time.

Waterproofing the terrace with DRACO GARD 600

It has excellent weather, UV, chemical, mechanical, and thermal resistance. Waterproofing the terrace with DRACO GARD 600 not only prevents the penetration of water but also protects the surface from the action of detergents, standing water, and paint loss due to the action of UV radiation. The DRACO GARD 600 does not need to be diluted but can be diluted with DRACO PRIMO 590.

Given that the coating is transparent, the most important component affecting the final appearance is a well-prepared surface. External surfaces in time attract a solid layer of impurities which should be completely removed, and this is best done by dissolving with a construction acid.

  • The acid should be washed with water and neutralized with soap, which is again rinsed with water. Thoroughly clean the entire surface to be protected. Pay special attention to joints and joints. Remove oil, grease and similar contaminants.
  • Ceramic tiles should first be cleaned with dilute acid (a common cleaning agent for construction work), then rinsed with clean water under pressure. The surfaces are then washed with ordinary soap (kitchen soap) and washed again with water.
  • Use DRACO® PRIMO 600 primer. The primer is applied with a clean cloth without leaving puddles (apply as if cleaning the surface). The surface on which the primer is applied should be completely dry. The primer dries very quickly and after only 15 minutes the substrate is ready for the application of the waterproofing coating. DRACO® GARD 600 is applied with a short-haired roller in one or two coats, immediately after applying the primer. DRACO GARD 600 is very easy to apply to the entire surface.

With the development of construction chemistry, we have created materials that are extremely easy to apply, and at the same time provide long-term protection against water, regardless of the atmospheric and mechanical influences to which they are exposed. GARD systems will protect your terrace efficiently and quickly and allow you to enjoy it without additional expensive ceramic work.

Remember to properly protect your terrace from water and moisture promptly. Use only quality materials and pay the waterproofing the attention it deserves. DRACO waterproofing systems are designed precisely to make your homes, offices and premises safe and comfortable to live in. 

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