How To Choose A Car Park Waterproofing System

Car park waterproofing is an important and well-established part of the construction industry. The process involves installing a waterproof membrane over the surface of a car park to prevent water damage to the concrete below it. This can be achieved by either laying a preformed membrane over the surface or spraying a liquid waterproofing solution onto it before finishing it with another layer of material. You must choose the right car park waterproofing system to get maximum protection for your investment in this type of construction project.

So how do you know which system will work best for your specific situation? There’s no one-size-fits-all approach, but we can help shed some light on the subject. Here’s what you need to know about choosing the right waterproofing system:

Traffic Loading

Traffic loading is the number of cars parking in the car park. If it’s a big supermarket or shopping Centre, then you’ll have a lot more than if it’s just one building.

The weight of your cars is important because this can affect how much damage and wear occurs to your pavement as they drive on it. The heavier the vehicle, the more likely it will be for something to happen to your car park surface due to its weight; this includes cracks forming around edges or uneven surfaces occurring from repeated impacts with your surface over time.

It’s not simply enough knowing there are 10 cars in motion at any given time – what matters most is knowing exactly when those particular movements occur throughout each day and calculating expected daily usage accordingly.

Waterproofing Membrane Quality

The quality of the waterproofing membrane is essential to maintaining your car park’s integrity. A strong and durable waterproofing system will help protect your building from water damage, which can result in costly repairs or even demolition.

The durability of the waterproofing membrane is also important because it will need to withstand impacts from vehicles. Those who drive large trucks may have trouble finding parking spaces without damaging their vehicles or others’ cars parked nearby.

Adequate Insulation

Insulation is important for waterproofing because it helps to keep water from leaking into the building. Insulation also keeps the building warm in winter and cool in summer, making it more comfortable for people who work inside it. It also keeps sound from getting out of or into the building easily, which means that workers can have a quieter working environment and won’t be bothered by outside noise.

Impact Of De-Icing

This is the last step in your journey to choosing a car park waterproofing system. You should consider two things: the impact of de-icing chemicals and how they will affect your choice, and also whether there are any other considerations that might have an impact on your decision.

De-icing chemicals can damage both the building and the waterproofing system itself. De-icing chemicals can also damage cars parked in a car park, especially if they are left out overnight or longer. The best way to minimize this risk is to ensure that all vehicles leave before de-icing so that no residual chemicals remain on them when they exit. This will ensure that there is less chance of damage happening when it rains later on in the day or over subsequent days following treatment with ice melt solutions.


Of course, there are many types of car park waterproofing systems, and it can be difficult to choose which one is right for you. Hopefully, this article has given you a better idea of what goes into a good system and how different components work together. If you still feel like something is missing, remember that we’re always here for a consultation!