Pic. 1. Recommended places for waterproofing.
One of the most economical ways to reliably waterproof a bathroom is to stick it with self-adhesive tape. Most often, this material is used for sealing and sealing joints near plumbing fixtures (washbasins, bathtubs, toilets, bidets), as well as at the junction of walls and floors.
In addition, special types of adhesive tapes (for example, TPL technical tape) are the best solution for quickly repairing cracks and ruptures in pipelines.
The advantages of waterproofing bathrooms with duct tape are::
- simple and fast waterproofing work;
- high level of leakage protection;
- affordable repair price.
In addition to TPL tape, aluminum adhesive tape and decorative versions of the so-called border tapes are most often used for waterproofing bathrooms.
Stages of waterproofing the bathroom by gluing with self-adhesive tape
- Surface preparation for gluing: cleaning and drying;
- Waterproofing seams, joints and corners with a coating material (cement-polymer composition, mastic, etc.);
- Pasting the waterproofing layer with adhesive tape (the middle of the tape does not need to be “driven” into the joint, especially when working with expansion joints!);
- Smoothing adhesive tape from creases, bubbles and folds;
- Careful gluing of corners;
- Applying screed and finishing materials to the tape, if it is provided for by the work technology (for example, when waterproofing the floor).
It is worth remembering that a self-adhesive waterproofing tape is usually applied with an overlap of 4.5-5 cm, and when sealing communications, its first layer should go onto the pipe to a height of about 5 to 7 cm.
Pic. 2. Applying adhesive tape to the floor joint.