Roof Waterproof Coatings Melbourne

August 19, 2016

Melbourne Waterproofing Company 

Using Innovative Roof Waterproofing Membranes


What is the best waterproof coating for roof repairs?

  • Flexibility -  roof membranes need to move with normal climatic fluctuations of expansion & contraction.
  • UV Stable  -  roof membranes need to be not just UV resistant but also for UV stability for long life.
  • Robust Adherence -  roof membranes require strong bonding to existing roof surface i.e concrete, metal, timber etc.
  • Contours to Shape - rooftops often involve air conditioning, utilities etc. A waterproof membrane must completely seal around all roof penetrations. 
  • Withstand "Ponding" Water - this is especially important for flat roofs as water & moisture will at times "stand" for extended length of time on the roof surface. Not all membranes can withstand ponding water. 

There are a multitude of waterproofing membranes on the market

however not all are suitable as a roof membrane and particularly for roof remediation.

When deciding on the best waterproofing solution for a roof membrane,

conventional products have a few shortcomings  that need to be considered.

Many of the traditional bitumen & asphalt waterproofing products do not have the necessary properties for a long term solution - lacking flexibility and suspect to splits & cracking with time.

sheet waterproofing membrane
sheet waterproofing membrane

Traditional waterproofing methods used in the construction industry often involve joins/seams, which are areas of weakness, use flames, heat, fumes and VOCs which do not suit today's OH&S compliance issues.

Torch On Membranes

Torch On Membranes may involve fumes - installers are often required to use respirators on-site.

Torch On Membranes

Sheet & Roll On waterproofing membranes may require heat to seal joins & seams.

For instance,torch-on systems using heat and flames may damage roof wiring and infrastructure .

Heat & fumes are a safety issue on many construction sites and their use may be prohibited. 

Spray applied liquid waterproofing membrane

Liquid Membranes meet the requirements of environmental & health and safety issues within the commercial, industrial and infrastructure roofing indusrty

Findlay-Evans Waterproofing has introduced an innovative liquid waterproofing system for roof repairs.

Learn more about specialist waterproofing contractor based in Melbourne here.


The unique properties of Liquid Applied Membranes have changed the way roof waterproofing solutions can be offered to the remedial market place.

Findlay- Evans waterproofing contractors now use liquid-applied waterproofing technology for all their roof projects.

We are not only waterproofers but also  Registered Building Practitioners.

This is an important point of difference as  FINDLAY-EVANS WATERPROOFING can offer construction expertise & structural knowledge combined with specialist waterproofing installations.

This is particularly important with roof repairs & waterproof remediation as there are often structural components to providing a waterproofing solution. 


What are Liquid Rubber Waterproofing Membranes ?

The new generation of Liquid Applied Membranes provide the ideal roof repair system.

Liquid Rubber System provides a range of water based, VOC and solvent free waterproofing products that are cold applied using an airless spray system, roller or brush.

Liquid Rubber waterproofing products are robust & long life systems that are ideal for commercial, industrial and residential markets.

Liquid Applied Membranes are the waterproofing solution for all roof designs & surfaces.  For more information about Melbourne waterproofing contractor for flat roof, metal, timber and concrete. - click here

Spray Liquid Waterproofing

Liquid membranes are seamless & flexible.

Flexibility allows Liquid Rubber membranes to move with normal thermal expansion & contraction of a roof surface.

Liquid roof coatings are ideal either for complete roof restorations and/or for repairing roof leaks.

These membranes are suitable for repairs in areas of "ponding" water, at splits in existing roof membranes, around all roof penetrations, drains, HVAC and roof utilities.

Spray-applied Liquid Rubber provides an extremely fast application – this ideal to fix commercial roofs.

Liquid waterproofing products set instantly upon spray application, which makes installation efficient allowing application approximately 3 x faster than conventional sheet/torch-on systems.

The unique properties of Liquid Applied Membranes make these an ideal waterproofing product of choice, especially for roof projects.

Spray Waterproofing Membranes

Balcony & Rooftop Waterproofing 

How to a Fix Leaking Roof - Commercial & Infrastructure

Commercial and industrial roofs very often involve structures and businesses etc where complete roof removal is either not an option, inconvenient or extremely costly.

  • Method -  repairing roof leaks require meticulous surface preparation and professional installation of the chosen membrane system.
  • Diagnosing the Water Leak - the problem with water is that it can track quite a distance from point of entry. 
  • Use the Correct Waterproofing Product  -  not all products have the properties required to provide long term waterproofing solution for roof repairs. 

Heat Reflective Roof Coatings & Waterproof Membranes

Choosing A Waterproofing System 

Repairing roof leaks is not just identifying the point of water ingress but also using quality waterproofing products together with correct methodology.

  • Research Waterproofing Products -  there are many products in the market today. However  don't use an outdated system just because it has been traditionally used. 
  • New Generation Waterproofing  -  there have been enormous advances over the last decade with new waterproof systems combining many unique and exciting properties. 
  • Method -  repairing roof leaks require meticulous surface preparation and professional installation of the chosen membrane system.

Liquid Waterproof Membrane - Existing Roof

Liquid Applied Waterproofing Membrane

Liquid Applied Waterproofing Membrane

Liquid Waterproof Membrane - New Roof


Flat Roof Waterproofing

Liquid Applied Membranes are the gold standard for roof waterproofing.

Advantages of Spray Applied Liquid Waterproofing

The unique flexibility of  elastomeric membranes provides a product that is designed to be used anywhere and on any sort of roof surface: residential, commercial, industrial, flat, concrete, timber and metal.

  • Spray Application -  gives more control over the product. This aids in really sealing those pesky nooks and crannies that so often occur on rooftops. 
  • Fast Application -  another bonus is that application is extremely fast, with coverage of roughly 1000m² a day - often 3x faster than other waterproofing systems.
  • Eco Friendly -  there are no transportation hazards throughout the process of  installation. This needs to be considered due to the many pitfalls involved with the logistics of multi level roof repairs & remediation. 
  • No Need to Remove Existing -  spray applied membranes often mean there is no need for the expensive and time consuming removal the existing roof surface and/or damaged old membrane. 
  • Can be Applied on Damp Surfaces  -  Liquid Rubber application also does not require any additional primers or mixers. You don't need a bone-dry application surface which will save some time.
  • Complys to O&H Issues - Liquid waterproofing products are non-toxic, odourless and non-flammable.
  • Withstands Weather - Liquid Rubber membranes also withstands various weather conditions and will not oxidise or loosen over time. 

Spray-on membranes are high-quality, and the fact that they can be sprayed over existing roof surfaces make this an inexpensive alternative to roof or membrane removal and replacement.

Many of the traditional bitumen & asphalt products do not have the necessary properties for a long term solution - lacking flexibility and suspect to splits & cracking with time.

Repairing an Existing Leaking Rooftop with Liquid Rubber Spray Applied Membrane

Waterproof Membrane for Timber Roof

Flat Roof Waterproofing

Liquid Roof Waterproof Membranes provide  a long-lasting waterproof coating for a number of  different roof surfaces, conditions, and types.

Liquid waterproofing contours to any roof surface or shape - providing an ideal product for irregular and architectural designs.

Spray applied liquid waterproofing seals around  all roof penetrations and any roof shape while providing a robust & long term roof membrane.

Selecting a Waterproofing Company

Using Liquid Roof Waterproofing Membrane technology, the Findlay-Evans Team can provide long-lasting waterproofing membranes for a number of roof conditions, surfaces, and types.

  • Paul Evans, Manager/Director of Findlay-Evans Waterproofing"Roof leaks are a serious problem that can cause irreversible damage if not handled in a timely manner.
  • Many commercial property owners put off the waterproofing process until it is a large problem because they think it will be tedious and costly.
  • Our spray-on membrane products provide a long-term waterproofing solution but also happens to be quick to apply and allow us to pass significant cost savings on to our clients.
  • The good news is that the liquid membrane technology we use in our projects will solve your roof problems.

Paul Evans, the Managing Director of F.E.W Waterproofing says that in over 30 years in the construction industry he has witnessed many times the devastating consequences of not rectifying roof water leaks.

Liquid Applied Waterproofing Membrane


Melbourne Waterproofing Contractors - Findlay Evans Waterproofing

Being a Registered Building Practitioner provides structural & construction knowledge - this may surprise many however we consider this as a vital component for expert waterproofing.

  • Every commercial and infrastructure waterproofing project is different and they ensure their clients receive the most effective solution with complete professional application. 
  • Innovative & state-of-the-art waterproofing products & systems that work! 
  •  We have in place all current Public Liability, Work Care insurances and as Building Practitioner is also registered with the Victorian Building Authority (VBA).
  • Waterproofing Membrane Melbourne - give us a call and see how our services and products can solve their problems quickly, saving frustration, time, and money. 

Information About Waterproofing in Melbourne

Findlay-Evans Waterproofing Systems & Liquid Rubber Membrane Solutions


As BOTH a Registered Building Practitioner and Certified Waterproofers, the F.E.W Team uses construction knowledge and experience to manage and prevent structural water ingress.

Find out more about our  Waterproofing Services  by clicking  the links below.

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Projects - Roof & Rooftop Waterproofing


Easy DIY application for small waterproofing projects for the  construction site and domestically.

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