EPDM Waterproofing System

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

Properties And Features of EPDM Waterproofing System

Some of the features of EPDM waterproofing membrane are:

  1. EPDM is an synthetic rubber material that is fully weather-resistant and UV resistant.
  2. It has around 500 percent elasticity making it an flexible single ply membrane for waterproofing.
  3. EPDM waterproofing membrane is highly chemical resistant.
  4. EPDM are 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. Best option for flat roofs, buildings and facades.
  2. Used for waterproofing of foundation basements
  3. Used as a pond liner used in reservoir, 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. Anti-roof barrier which is ideal for green roofs and landscape projects.
  8. Special grade of EPDM membrane are fire resistant.
EPDM rubber roofing membrane are manufactured to meet requirements of EN 13956 and ASTM D-6134.

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