The Ultimate Guide To Waterproofing Solutions For A Warehouse

Is there a water leak in your warehouse, or do mold and mildew grow there? Do you notice that cracks in your warehouse are showing up more often as the climate changes? If that’s the case, the first action is easy: don’t worry. Your warehouse will experience these things because it has been exposed to water and extreme changes in climate for a long time. The next step is to prevent the condition.

How do you go about doing that? Whether you store products or equipment in your warehouse, it is still a place in which you keep your money. Since your money is in your warehouse, it needs to be safe. Here is where the waterproofing solution comes to help. In this post, we will discuss how to waterproof a warehouse, different types of waterproofing solutions, and the best one for you.

The Importance of Waterproofing a Warehouse

1. Storage Goods Protection

One of the main risks to your warehouse without waterproofing is that water leakage can damage your goods and products. Waterproofing your warehouse will protect the products and goods stored inside from getting damaged due to water leakage. Moreover, it will also prevent the growth of mold, which is another risk of damage to the stored goods.

2. Energy Conservation

Keeping water out of the warehouse can help use lesser energy, which saves money. If a warehouse isn’t waterproofed, it’s easy for water to get inside. This can make changes in temperature more frequent and unpredictable, which can cause your electricity bill to go up. A warehouse that has been waterproofed will have a much more stable climate, which will lead to a more stable and lower utility bill.

3. Better Air Quality

Waterproofing your warehouse can also help improve indoor air quality significantly. If your building isn’t completely protected from the weather, moisture could make it easier for things that can make the air quality worse, like mildew, to grow inside. Waterproofing keeps mold, dampness, and water from getting inside.

4. Durability

Your warehouse will last longer if you waterproof it. Warehouses that are protected against water damage last longer than those that aren’t. Water is a major cause of rotted wood and other damage to buildings. We think that waterproofing is an important key to a warehouse that lasts a long time and is built well.

What Are the Different Types of Waterproofing?

Cement-based Waterproofing

Cement-based materials are one of the best ways to keep water out. They are easy to find at stores that sell masonry materials and are simple to mix and use. A long-handled brush will make it easier for you to use this material. You will need to spend some extra cash to buy an acrylic additive, which is a white liquid that you will mix into the cement. You’ll get a stronger bond and a coating that will last longer.

The main issue is that cement-based goods are rigid and have no flexibility. This is likely because cement doesn’t stretch much at all. It’s fine that they can handle a lot of water, but they won’t tolerate joints or cracks much.

Liquid Waterproof Coating

The liquid waterproof coating is made up of two topcoats and a primer coat. The coatings can be put on with a spray, a trowel, or a roller. The layer of liquid coating is thin and gives the waterproofing more flexibility compared to cement-based waterproofing.

On the wall, the liquid hardens into a rubbery layer. The liquid coat can last 3 times longer than cement-based waterproofing. The polymer used to make the liquid waterproofing affects how long it will last. A polymer-modified asphalt layer can be sprayed on as a liquid layer to make a liquid waterproofing membrane. 

Bituminous Coating Waterproofing

Bituminous coating, also called asphalt coating, is made of materials that are based on bitumen. Based on how it was made and what grade of polymerization it went through, it is indeed a flexible protective coating. Polymer grade and fiber reinforcement can affect how flexible something is and how well it keeps water out.

Most of the time, bituminous coatings are used in places where the screed is wet. It is a great way to protect surfaces and keep water out of them, especially concrete foundations. It can’t be left out in the sun unless it is altered with a much more flexible material, like polyurethane or polymers made from acrylic.

Polyurea Liquid Waterproofing

There are two parts to a polyurea coating: the base and the reactor. Polyol is the base, and isocyanide is the part that makes the reaction happen. When you mix these two things together in a certain way, you get a liquid coating that can be used to keep water out. 

Polyurea is often chosen because it is easy to put in place. Using polyurea to waterproof something takes less skill and supervision than using sheet membranes or membranes that are applied with liquid. This kind of treatment is easy to use and can also be used after a building has been built.

How to Choose the Best Waterproofing for Your Warehouse

There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing the best type of waterproofing solution for your warehouse. You should take into account things like:

  • What kinds of materials are being stored inside the warehouse?
  • What is the usual temperature of the warehouse?
  • Is there a risk of water damage?
  • How often is the warehouse flooded?
  • What type of waterproofing material can best suit your warehouse structure?
  • How much time does it take to dry the warehouse?


In conclusion, the best way to prevent moisture from entering the interior of a building is to apply waterproofing membranes. These membranes are made of a polymer-based material that prevents the penetration of water. They are designed to prevent the passage of water through the walls and roof of the building.

We at OBIC Solutions offer you a wide range of polyurea waterproofing products for all your needs, including residential and commercial structures. All of our waterproofing paints are designed with nano-enhanced technology that is not only highly efficient and cost-effective but also environmentally friendly. We hope you enjoyed our information on waterproofing solutions for a warehouse. Do get in touch if you require further expert advice, help, or guidance.


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