About Us

Turbomax is a waterproofing and general maintenance company in Cape Town which does both residential and industrial maintenance with great customer service! This family business has been one of the most trusted waterproofing companies in Cape Town since 2003. Although we specialise in waterproofing like Torch-on, Liquid Rubber and EPDM, our services also includes painting, roof repairs and general maintenance.

Where We Are

We are situated in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town but we service roofs throughout the Cape.

For a free quotation contact us on 062 525 7713 or info@turbomax.co.za


Preventative maintenance should be carried out at least once a year. This includes cleaning out gutters to make sure water is effectively directed away from your home, and checking for any vegetation growing too close, causing damage with their roots or by blowing against your roof.

The standard rule of thumb in the roofing industry is that you should have your commercial-grade roof inspected twice each year. It is best to have it examined in spring and fall, before entering each extreme season.

While an interior roof inspection includes checking the attic for proper insulation, ventilation, as well as moisture and mould, an exterior inspection includes climbing up on the roof and checking for leaks and proper flashing, as well as the condition of your shingles and chimney.

Knowing when a roof was installed (and what it’s made of) offers insight into how much life it has left. For instance, a typical asphalt shingle roof lasts 20 to 25 years, while a roof installed over an existing layer of shingles should be replaced after 20 years.

The main reason that flat roofs are more likely to leak is that they are less able to shed water. All roofs are sloped at least a few degrees to avoid the allowance of sitting puddles of water. This is why they are also known as low slope roofs.

  • Keep on top of outdoor home maintenance.
  • Keep the home warm.
  • Ensure the home is well-ventilated.
  • Avoid producing lots of moisture.
  • Remove excess moisture.
  • Choose moisture-resistant décor finishes.
  • Leave room to breathe.

Liquid Rubber is quite literally a liquid rubber that can be applied to most surfaces to form a waterproof layer. It can stretch and shrink up to 75%. It is applied with a brush and dries naturally within 2 hours.

Torch-on waterproofing is a highly effective and durable technique to protect your roof against water and damp.

In essence, a waterproofing membrane is applied to flat, smooth surfaces. This membrane is made out of extremely sticky and viscous organic liquids, with bitumen as the key ingredient. The surface must be sound, primed and completely clean before application.

The membrane is then applied by being “torched on” or heat-fused to the underlying surface. This creates a powerful watertight seal.

This technique is often used on flat roofs to prevent water leaks, but it can be used for a variety applications in both residential and commercial buildings, such as roof slabs, balconies and patios and foundation or retaining walls.:

EPDM stands for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, a synthetic rubber used in a range of applications. It has a lifetime of 50 years and guarantees up to 20 years.

Do you offer a guarantee on your waterproofing?

We offer up to 2 years on Liquid Rubber and Touch on.

14 Days

A Consultation is a report given on your roof. The state of it, what your waterproofing looks like and recommendations will be given. a Quotation is a price given on repairs and or maintenance.