1. Irena Havreljuk,
Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2. Aleksandra Šinik, Faculty of Technology Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
3. Tatjana Botić, Faculty of Technology Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
4. Pero Dugić, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Abstract: In addition to traditional inorganic or organic waterproofing materials, in recent years there is significant development and application of modern composite waterproof materials, which meet the advantages of both, inorganic and organic compounds.
Waterproofing materials have a wide range of applications in the protection of foundations and underground parts of buildings, bathrooms, balconies, pools, tunnels, water reservoirs, etc. The application of composite waterfroofing materials with improved functional properties prevents penetration of water in the interior of construction facilities, or water leakage from pools and the reservoirs.
The technology of preparatory and final works and the installation of low-quality waterproofing material would cause great damage to the facility itself and additional repair costs.
This paper reports the results of testing the most important functional characteristics of waterproofing compounds, of different chemical composition, in order to determine their performance. Dispersion waterproofing compounds, cement-based waterproofing compounds and polymer-cement compounds, as well as polyurethane-based and epoxy-based waterproofing compounds were tested. All samples were assigned basic physical-chemical and mechanical properties which are extremely important for this type of material. The test results show that modern composite waterproofing materials have excellent water repellency, high flexibility and resistance to mechanical impacts.