07:42AM | 10/29/04
Member Since: 10/28/04
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We live in a flat or apartment in a high rise building on the top most floor. We have concrete terrace (flat roof) which has cracks and causes water leaks. Does anyone have a good sealant to recommend? some cracks are as wide as 1/3 inch. We tried applying tar etc solutions but the tar wear off or tear off during hot summer days.

I see many sealants listed on search engine but what should i specifically look for when i research solution for concrete slab roof leaks. If someone has a product to recommend pl. let me know.

Thanks in advance for any help.


03:46PM | 10/30/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
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I am a bit puzzled about this. normally there is a building maintanence dept to care for such things.

But beyond the legal and financial absurdities, concrete is never intended as a roof surface. it is a srtuctural material and should have been roofed over with an appropriate roofing material. EPDM would be my first choice for a roof, though it would then need protection from foot traffic.

But for a temporary stop gap measure, look for a polyurethene caulk formulated for concrete.

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02:43AM | 11/01/04
Member Since: 10/28/04
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Thanks for your reply Piffin.

Actually this is happening at Parents place in India. In that part of the world, the bldg is owned by everyone residing in it. There is no common maintenance crew and the guys living on the top floor face such situations. thanks again.


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