Waterproofing is used in a wide range of applications. The most common of which is as an underlayment layer between a substrate surface and a ceramic tile installation. It could be a painted-on type of waterproofing or even a membrane that’s also rolled out and adhered with a tar-based adhesive. It can be excluded during a remodeling project though the exact method will differ based on the type of waterproofing discovered.

There are two different types of effective waterproof removal available: Mechanical and Chemical

Mechanical removers are using abrasive actions to remove material and are incredibly loud if not used properly. While chemical waterproofing removal is difficult, a mask and protective equipment are required to avoid ingesting fumes. Once the entire coating or membrane has been removed, it must be thrown away in accordance with the local legislation, rather than simply “thrown in the bin” with your household trash.

How To Remove Waterproofing Membrane?

Removing a waterproof membrane is a massive task that cannot be completed in a couple of weekends DIY sessions. The process is complex and time consuming. Anyone doing this must wear appropriate protective equipment and use the appropriate machinery.

Here are a few steps that can help you with the process of removing the waterproof membrane.

1st Step:
Evaluate what kind of waterproofing you’re trying to deal with. The only way to identify the waterproofing is to extract the layer of ceramic tile, natural stone, wood, or other finished material placed at the top of the waterproofing. When you know exactly what sort of waterproofing you’re dealing with, you’ll need to know what tools you’ll need to remove it and reveal the substrate.

2nd Step:
Remove the paint-on waterproofing. Paint-on waterproofing is typically applied with a paint roller or a paint brush to develop a layer between the substrate and whatever other finish material is being used. The surface can be scuffed with a knife. Surrounding areas can be scraped away with a floor or hand scraper. This is much like peeling an orange’s skin away from the center of the fruit.

Even though it may appear basic to you, removing waterproofing membranes can be a time-consuming task that requires the assistance of a professional. iTileNT has 20 years of working experience with different kinds of membranes and is well-equipped with the most up-to-date technical know-how to remove any type of waterproofing membrane.

So, without further ado, call us at 61 40729303 for the stress-free removal of the waterproofing membrane and other work. You can also send us your inquiries.