What is PEB?
Pre-engineered buildings or PEB's are the modern widespread answer for those who want time-saving, cost-effective and safe construction.
PEB's are metal buildings that are designed and fabricated in manufacturing plants by PEB suppliers or manufacturers and then all the components are transported to the site and are assembled and erected there with the help of nut bolts or anchor bolts.
Pre-engineered building solutions have emerged as innovative progress in building development and can optimally satisfy all contemporary housing and infrastructural requirements.
Structure of Pre-Engineered Building
Here we are going to discuss a very common problem of water leakage and a few ways in which we can ensure that there are no leakages in one's PEB structure.
1. False Hole Filling
There can be very minute holes in the roof in PEB structures due to errors in workmanship. These holes can be efficiently filled by silicone or M-seal or a mixture of the two, to hinder the leakage of water from the hole.
2. Use Bead Mastic Tape at overlaps
When two sheets overlap in a PEB structure like the overlap of a metal and plastic sheet, a gap always forms leading to the reverse flow of water thereby making the water fall back inside the shed. One way to prevent this by using Bead Mastic Tapes. These tapes can be used to cover the gap and prevent the backflow of water into the shed and thus preventing leakage. This technique of preventing water leakage due to the overlapping of sheets should be followed by every shed manufacturer or PEB company.
3. Use of Drip Trim
The seepage of water from walls can be due to plaster or errors in workmanship. Drip trims are used along the line of the roof so that the water from the roof falls through it. In PEB structures, the wall is constructed after the completion of the shed. Due to some error, the brick wall can happen to be slightly outside the wall line. In this case, the water coming from the roof falls on the brick wall and gets soaked into the shed. We have developed a technique to solve this issue. We doubled the size of the drip trim from the standard 50 mm to 100 mm so that even if the brick wall peaks slightly outside the wall lining, the water from the roof would never fall upon it. This technique can be used by all PEB manufacturers to ensure that there is no seepage from walls.
Use Drip Trim to avoid sewage from walls
4. Use of Skylights
Skylights are the modern way of adding natural light in a room. Besides this, they also let in the fresh air, better ventilation and help one to save on energy costs of electricity, heating and so on.
These skylights are generally installed in roofs and can be the cause of leakage in the future. To avoid the leakage from skylights it's advisable to install these skylights on the walls of the PEB structures. This not only eradicates the issue of leakage but also adds on to the aesthetic value of the building.
5. Use silicone over every fastener
One should use fasteners with EPDM washers for leak proofing. EPDM are synthetic rubbers used for sealing windows and doors, as waterproofing sheets and electrical gaskets. But to ensure more safety from leakage one should use an extra layer of silicone over them. Silicone has a flexible and rubbery structure, high heat resistance and low toxicity which makes it an ideal sealant choice. So, the application of silicone over EPDM demolishes the chance of leakage or seepage from any joints or fasteners.
Use Silicone for every fastener
We assure you that using the ideas and techniques shared by us will help you to deal with leakage related issues in PEB structures.
Durga steel Group has been in the steel industry for the last 30 years and has been dealing with PEB structures from the last 10 years. We have recently cooperated on a project with NPC and have gained further insight and knowledge from them. We use standard modern-day technology to make safe, efficient and affordable constructions and provide one with the best housing experience.