Waterproofing Cape Town

+27 (0) 21 300 9899

+27 (0) 61 518 4148

info@ecotuffsa.co.za

Bloubergstrand, Cape Town

waterproofing cape town

Waterproofing Cape Town

EcotuffSA is a strongly established company within the Construction & Renovations industry.

Our main goal at EcotuffSA Waterproofing is to provide effective specialized waterproofing and damp proofing services to clients in and around Cape Town and we pride ourselves in outstanding services and guarantee hands-on attention to detail.

All projects are handled with the utmost professionalism and superior quality standards.

Our waterproofing systems are eco-friendly, contain no lead, and are safe for water harvesting.

With our over 35 years of combined experience in the waterproofing industry, our trained and professional staff are ready to assist clients with their waterproofing and damp proofing issues.

We provide free no-obligation quotes to clients in and around Cape Town and Western Cape. We can successfully repair water leaks and damp issues you may have.

Our services include (but not limited to)

  • Seamless waterproofing
  • Roof and ceiling leaks repairs
  • Waterproofing balconies and cement decks
  • Under tile waterproofing
  • Damp repairs
  • Polymer (acrylic) waterproofing material (rubber paint)
  • Re-roofing and roofing
  • Renovations
  • Home painting
  • High-Pressure Cleaning
  • Property Maintenance

We cater to residential, commercial, and industrial clients.

We are passionate about our business and will make sure all your needs are met, and we strive to build reliability and trust with all our clients.

How much does waterproofing in Cape Town cost?

The price for waterproofing in Cape Town ranges between R70 to R250 per square meter (installation cost) but bear in mind that all quotes are project-based and that there might be other expenses, such as hiring scaffolding and/or other specialized tools.

Also, note that the price can increase substantially on larger areas such as industrial roofs as there would be more staff involved.

That means the average installation cost (material excluded) is R160 per square meter.

Be wary of any waterproofing contractor that provides you with a quote, without a physical inspection of the problem area.   Professional waterproofing companies will insist on doing a site inspection before issuing a formal quotation.

Then there is material cost as well that one must take into consideration.

Torch-on waterproofing range from R200 – R400 per square meter and polymer spray-on (rubberized paint) ranges between R180 and R500 per square meter, depending on the area to be treated.

We at EcoTuffSA combine the waterproofing labor cost and waterproofing material cost and our average price (just as a guideline) are around R350 per square meter if we supply and install the waterproofing, depending on the size and length of the project.  It roughly translates to around R4500 – R6500 per day that we spent at your property, also dependent on how many staff we assign to the project.

What guarantee does one get with rubberized waterproofing in Cape Town?

We provide a 10-year manufacturer’s guarantee on all our complete roof coatings which can be extended to 20 years, subject to a maintenance coat every 7 years.

We can supply our rubberized waterproofing paint in any color you need, just supply us with the color code or a wet paint sample.

General Method of Operation for our waterproofing work:

We meet on-site for a thorough inspection of the problem area(s) and provide an official quotation in a timely manner. If the waterproofing quote is accepted, we then decide on a suitable starting date.

All roofs requiring a complete rubberized waterproofing coat will be pressure cleaned with our petrol-powered high-pressure cleaner.

We then apply one coat of sealer/primer to the entire roof area and when that is dry, (about a day) we apply 2 – 3 coats of our eco-friendly rubberized waterproofing paint. We also apply a fiber membrane over parapet wall flashings and roof ridges, if necessary.

Our rubberized roof paint can be sprayed on or brushed on, depending on the size of the project and the client’s requirement.

When to do waterproofing in Cape Town?

Waterproofing could be the most important job you can do in your home, but unfortunately, waterproofing your home is often overlooked.

The best time to waterproof your home is when you are building it, 😊, but you can also waterproof your home as part of a renovation project or when you notice a leak in your ceiling.

The best time of the year to waterproof your home in Cape Town, is during the summer months when we have the least humidity and the perfect working conditions. Our various waterproofing coats will have ample sun to cure between applications.

We di recommend you take a stroll around your home on a regular basis and keep an eye open for any signs of water leaks.  The earlier you can identify any problems, the less the waterproofing cost will be as there will be less damage to repair.

Contact us if you spot any of these issues on your regular home inspection:

  • Peeling paint/water bubble under the paint
  • Mold, mildew, and/or vegetative growth
  • Cracked walls
  • Wood rot
  • Damp or watermarks
  • Stains and rust
  • Foul odors
  • Hear water drops on the ceiling during a downpour etc.

Remember, it is always better to prevent waterproofing issues from happening. This is a good way of reducing your waterproofing quote.

Good quality waterproofing material should have the following properties:

UV Protective:  – Exposure to constant sunlight can cause damage to the waterproofing which is why it needs to be UV resistant to prevent any sun damage

Elasticity: – The membrane needs to have some flexibility. This is to ensure that it can contract and expand with the foundation and be able to stretch over wall cracks.

Tear-Proof: – Make sure that your waterproofing contractor is using a waterproofing membrane that won’t tear as the membrane often stretches (in our African sun) and you obviously don’t want it to rip and allow water inside your roof.

Breathable: – Some membranes (and rubber paint) are designed to be breathable, meaning, it will allow water to pass through in the form of vapor, so that if water does get in under the membrane, it does not sit stagnant on the structure, but will be able to get out in the form of vapor when the roof heats up.

Do not hesitate to contact us for your waterproofing needs!