EPDM Waterproofing System

EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer Rubber) is a cross-linked structure used as a water-proofing system for roofs and floors. EPDM is found to be more durable and flexible compared to other conventional roofing systems, due to its molecular structure.

EPDM Waterproofing System
EPDM Waterproofing System

Properties And Features of the EPDM Waterproofing System

Some of the features of the EPDM waterproofing membrane are:

  1. EPDM is a synthetic rubber material that is fully weather-resistant and UV resistant.
  2. It has around 500 percent elasticity making it a flexible single-ply membrane for waterproofing.
  3. The EPDM waterproofing membrane is highly chemical resistant.
  4. EPDM is manufactured with no hazardous additives like heavy metals, halogens, or volatile softeners making it an ecologically sound material.
EPDM roofing membrane for an exposed roof
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Application of EPDM Waterproofing System

  1. The best option for flat roofs, buildings, and facades.
  2. Used for waterproofing of foundation basements
  3. Used as a pond liner used in reservoirs, artificial lakes, fish hatcheries, industrial ponds, waste containment pit, etc.
  4. Applied for expansion joints, and wet areas.
EPDM roofing 
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Advantages of EPDM Waterproofing System

  1. High-temperature resistance for -40 to 160-degree celsius.
  2. Resistant to UV, Ozone, and air pollutants.
  3. Have a service life of beyond 30 years.
  4. Flame-free, heat-free, gas or torch-free installation.
  5. Environmental and recyclable system.
  6. Lightweight around 1.25Kgs per sqm.
  7. An anti-roof barrier that is ideal for green roofs and landscape projects.
  8. A special grade of EPDM membranes is fire-resistant.
EPDM rubber roofing membranes are manufactured to meet the requirements of EN 13956 and ASTM D-6134.

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