Repair of old bitumen waterproofing coatings

Whenever an old waterproofing is defective, it is usual to remove the old bitumen paint or coating. A time-and cost-consuming work. The patented Weber system "Renovation system for old waterproofing" makes these works unnecessary; the application of a reliable bonding layer on such substrates is a tailor-made solution and is proven in practice. This system saves time and costs.

Step by step


    1. First the type of the old waterproofing – if tar or bitumen – must be evaluated. Pour some white spirit on a sponge or a cloth. Bitumen can be dissolved by white spirit (it becomes a brown colour), tar cannot be dissolved.


    2. Tar is not suitable as substrate and must be removed mechanically, for ex. by sandblasting.


    3. It must also be evaluated if the existing bitumen paint or coat has a sufficient bonding. If not, it must be removed. As a rule, the old bitumen in the groove area (angle wall/floor) and on the socket part of facade (above ground level) must always be removed down to the sound substrate.


    4. After substrate preparation apply a bonding layer of the watertight mortar weber.tec 933 mixed in brush consistency in the groove area; afterwards apply it in trowel consistency as groove mortar along the whole angle in a radius of approx. 5 cm with the preformed rounded trowel "big size" weber.sys Hohlkehlenschlitten on the fresh bondcoat. Afterwards apply weber.tec 933 as patching mortar on the whole groove area, i.e. approx. 25 cm upwards and downwards the angle.


    5. On main surfaces with clean old and well-bonding bitumen paint or coating apply a scratch layer of the 2-comp. reactive, thick and quick-setting waterproofing coating weber.tec Superflex D 24. On other surfaces without bitumen (socket part) apply first the primer weber.prim 900.


    6. After full drying of the scratch layer check its bonding via scratch test, before waterproofing works with weber.tec Superflex 10 or D 24 begin.


    7. After full drying of the scratch layer lay the first waterproofing layer with the special notched trowel weber.sys Schichtdickenkelle (providing a 3-mm layer thickness whatever the hand angle is) or a flat trowel.


    8. Lay the woven glass fiber mesh weber.sys 981 full-surface onto the fresh first layer.


    9. After skin formation of the first layer apply the second waterproofing layer with the special notched trowel or a flat trowel.