Waterproofing Membrane Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2027

Waterproofing Membrane Market Information by Product Type (Liquid Applied Membrane [Acrylic, Bituminous, Polyurethane and others] and Sheet-Based Membrane [Bituminous, Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer(EPDM) and others]), Application (Roofing, Building Structures, Bridges and Highways, Wastewater Management and Tunnel Liners) and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa) - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/CnM/7034-HCR | November 2022 | Region: Global | 140 Pages         

Waterproofing Membrane Market

waterproofing industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7% and occupies a waterproofing market value of USD 41.7 billion during the forecast period by 2027.


By Product Type Acrylic Bituminous Polyurethane
Application Roofing Building Structures Bridges & Highways Wastewater Management

Key Players

  • Carlisle Companies Inc
  • DOW United States
  • RubberGard EPDM
  • BASF SE Germany
  • Sika AG of Switzerland
  • GAF United States
  • Elvaloy KEE
  • Minerals Technologies Inc


  • Increasing demand for greener waterproofing system due to growing concerns regarding environmental issues
  • Widespread use in the building & construction industry to protect contents
  • and structural integrity
  • Increasing mining activities across the globe
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Waterproofing Membrane Market Overview

The Waterproofing Membrane Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7% and occupies a market value of USD 41.7 billion during the forecast period by 2027.

The waterproofing is a very thin membrane that is watertight and is kept over the surface for preventing the entering of water into the building envelope or into finished surfaces. These membranes are very much adhesives or are present on the surface where it gives huge protection.

In fact, it is found that these waterproofing membranes are able to retain the dryness of the concrete, metal, masonry structures along with wood structures where it is too resistant to water, salts, alkalis, and also acids. These membranes are most preferable over other waterproofing coatings as it has no cure time, is scratch resistant and is resistant to long-term weathering. Moreover, it has been marked that the sheet-based waterproofing membranes are more advantageous than liquid applied membranes as they bridge over the gaps and cracks so formed.


The spread of pandemics throughout the world led to economic disruption in the business sector. The manufacturing unit of the waterproofing membrane market suffered shutdown and ups and downs were faced by the market. The lockdown and shutdown imposed by the government led to the change in consumer behavior. There was a disruption in the supply chain which affected the business sector of the waterproofing sector. The government has imposed certain guidelines for protecting the nationwide people.


Some of the key players in the market that occupy a major waterproofing membrane market share are 

  • Carlisle Companies Inc. of the United States -HERATALAN,

  • DOW of the United States -Waterproofing membranes,

  • Firestone Building Products Company, LLC of the United States

  • RubberGard EPDM,

  • SOPREMA Group of France- Alaan Liquid waterproofing systems

  • BASF SE of Germany - MasterSeal 345,

  • Sika AG of Switzerland - Sika Waterbar,

  • GAF of the United States - EverGuard TPO Walkway Roll,

  • Johns Manville of the United States -Elvaloy KEE,

  • Minerals Technologies Inc. of the United States - ULTRASEAL AB waterproofing membrane

  • Fosroc Inc of the United States- Nitocote CM210.



Exclusive rise in construction activities globally and region-wise drives up the waterproofing membrane market growth. Investing more of the sum for infrastructural development especially in the region of Asia-pacific and also some of the Latin American regions. Moreover, the growth in the wastewater treatment industry especially in the regions of North America and the European region is most of the driving factor. The rise in mining activities in the Asia Pacific region and moreover in the Latin American region propels up the market growth during the waterproofing membrane market forecast period.


The introduction of new waterproofing materials and most advanced systems has brought lucrative opportunities which have helped in expanding the market growth. Technology has led to the introduction of new eco-friendly products to the markets which has neither polluted human health nor has caused harm to the environment. The crystalline waterproofing technique so invented led to the increase of surface tension which increases the opportunities of the sale of waterproofing membrane market.


If the product so formed is corrosive, is not resistant to UV, if it causes icing and if it does not possess self-cleaning properties, then it becomes the most challenging factor for the waterproofing membrane market.

Cumulative Growth

The strict regulations and the standards so imposed against the use of waterproofing materials for building and construction purposes propels up the demand for the waterproofing membrane market during the market forecast period by the end of 2027. The rise in use for greener waterproofing systems because of the growth in concerns in relation to environmental issues steers up the waterproofing membrane market size. The use of these membranes for building and construction purposes for protecting the contents and also its structural integrity enhances the demand. The rise in mining activities globally and regionally pushes up the growth of the waterproofing membrane market.


variation in the price of raw materials like bitumen, polyurethane, and acrylic are the restraining factor that affects the waterproofing membrane market growth.


By type

Based on product type, the waterproofing membrane market is divided into the liquid-applied membrane and sheet-based membrane. The liquid applied membrane covers a large waterproofing membrane market share throughout the globe in 2018. This membrane is applicable for paints and these when on drying form an elastic membrane that increases the waterproofing capability. The membrane is made from acrylic material and becomes resistant to heat, snowfall, and hail storms.

Moreover, membranes of bituminous material are extremely resistant to water and are basically used for the foundation made from concrete. Polyurethane membranes hold a very significant share as they are extremely elastic along with the properties of being extremely abrasive and resistant to mechanical, thermal, chemical, and UV actions. The bituminous segment of the sheet-based membrane holds the most dominant share of 40% during the market forecast period thus owing to the increase in high tensile strength and durability. The waterproofing membranes of PVC are used for commercial and roofing purposes as it owes to less installation cost and also for its easy applicability. Waterproofing membranes are made up of ethylene propylene diene which has an elastomeric waterproofing membrane that is made up of EPDM rubber. EPDM is used in water reservoirs, swimming pools, and moreover in ponds that comprise the tailing ponds in mining sites. It has the property of high tensile strength, tear strength and is resistant to weathering conditions. Thermoplastic polyolefin is welded and is also reprocessed like other thermoplastics.

Based on application, the roofing segment occupies the largest part where the membranes are used for flat roofs, pitched roofs, and also form domed roofs. Membranes for wastewater management are used for preventing the ingression of water from concrete water tanks used for wastewater treatment plants. Moreover building structure is used for maintaining the structural integrity whereas the tunnel liners are used to protect the inner portion of the shell from underground water. Waterproofing membranes also used for the construction of bridges and national highways help in preventing the moisture and chlorides from reaching the concrete surface as the membranes act as a divider within the materials and the concrete deck.

By technology

Technology brings fundamental aspects for building and construction. It brings innovation towards the manufacture of roofs that are used for siding, building foundations, and bringing all of the penetrations through those surfaces which are both water-resistant and also waterproof. Here these Technologies have changed over time. Technology led to the expansion of the waterproofing membrane industry. Technologies have offered high solutions which have made the key players be competitive in the whole market. It has high-quality waterproofing which prevents structural damage to the roof and gives a healthy environment. Technology led to the discovery of the idea of nanocoatings. Nanocoatings when applied on the surface does not change the color of the surface.


Regionally the North American region holds a major market share which is used for both residential and non-residential purposes. Investing much more in infrastructural sectors as well as it is used as tunnel liners and act as a safety barrier for bridges and highways. For this reason waterproofing membrane is in much demand here. As per the waterproofing membrane market trends, growth in the European region takes place due to the rise of demand for the membrane in the commercial sector.

A rise in investment in mining and in wastewater activities is expected to increase the waterproofing membrane market size. The market in the Asia Pacific region holds a significant share of reasonable waterproofing membrane market value. In the Latin American region, the demand for construction and mining activities steers up the market size. In the Middle East and African region, the investment for infrastructural development boosts up the business demand.


The report covers the revenue forecast period during which market growth takes place. It gives a good analysis of the competitive landscape and also highlights the market players playing in the market. These players focus on carrying out different strategies that I'll be helpful for their expansion. As per the waterproofing membrane market trends, the report also analyzes the region-wise development and summarises the factors that bring the growth. Thus it gives information about the geographies covered.

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2027: USD 41.7 Billion
  CAGR   7% (2021-2027)
  Base Year   2020
  Forecast Period   2021-2027
  Historical Data   2019
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Product Type, Application, and Region
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Carlisle Companies Inc. of the United States -HERATALAN,,DOW of the United States -Waterproofing membranes,,Firestone Building Products Company, LLC of the United States,RubberGard EPDM,,SOPREMA Group of France- Alaan Liquid waterproofing systems,BASF SE of Germany - MasterSeal 345,,Sika AG of Switzerland - Sika Waterbar,,GAF of the United States - EverGuard TPO Walkway Roll,,Johns Manville of the United States -Elvaloy KEE
  Key Market Opportunities   Fluctuating raw material prices
  Key Market Drivers

  • Increasing demand for greener waterproofing system due to growing concerns regarding environmental issues.
  • Widespread use in the building & construction industry to protect contents, and structural integrity.
  • Increasing mining activities across the globe

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    Some of the trade names so enlisted for the waterproofing membranes are RubberGard EPDM, HERTALAN, Sika Waterbar, EverGuard TPO Walkway Roll, and Nitocote CM210.

    This region tries to maintain its dominance in the market forecast period. Expansion in the building and construction sectors is the key factor that drives the growth in this region. Government funding is also helping in propelling up the Market size.

    The market forecast period is highlighted to be within 2020-2027.

    The Asia Pacific is expected to be the most leading region present and is said that it covers the most dominant areas.