Torch On Waterproofing

Torch on is a hard wearing sheet membrane system

What is Torch-On Waterproofing

Allow us to explain exactly what torch-on waterproofing is and how can it benefit your project and protect it against the harsh climate


Torch on is a hard-wearing sheet membrane system, generally packed in 1m x 10m rolls. This innovative product has been in the South African waterproofing market for well over 40 years and all ways evolving. Correctly installed and maintained torch-on waterproofing can last well over 20 years.

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Torch On Waterproofing Rubberised waterproofing

Where is Torch-On Waterproofing used?

Torch-on membrane is typically used on flat roofs and decks, balconies, planter boxes and below ground. It’s non-harmful to the environment, highly effective against water and has a number of unique qualities; bituminous torch-on is widely considered to be one of the most reliable membrane systems for qualified waterproofing contractors.

This product can be used on both commercial waterproofing and domestic waterproofing projects.

Can anyone install Torch-On Waterproofing?

The simple answer to this is NO. Other or more reputable distributors and manufactures won’t sell it to just anyone, they generally have their own installers. It takes experienced applicators such as Damp Proofing Specialists to install this product.


Torch-On Waterproofing Advantages

Some of the benefits offered by torch-on bitumen waterproofing include the following:

  • Suitable for full water immersion as well as sub-soil applications
  • It’s an ideal application for sealing rooftops, decks, balconies, box gutters and planter boxes and flat corrugated or IBR roofs.  
  • Torch-on used for Green roofing solutions offers a simple way to seal your project and reduce carbon footprints.
  • Torch-on membranes have an extremely long life span, with the majority of membranes offering global standards in quality. Fumes released during installation are not harmful to humans and there is low noise pollution during application.
  • Torch-on membrane systems will protect insulation and have the potential to reflect harmful sun rays.  
  • It’s also Non-water soluble, non-biodegradable, non-carcinogenic and non-toxic.

As a qualified waterproofing applicator who always strives to offer customers the latest in technology, Damp Proofing Specialists is excited to offer torch-on waterproofing to our customers.