Waterproofing the kingdom

Waterproofing the kingdom

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Water proofing sealant. Photograph: Sreng Meng Srun/Phnom Penh Post

Water proofing products for residential buildings, swimming pools and high-rises are becoming in greater demand in Cambodia year on year, even if it is still low compared to the region as a whole.

Socheat Yutharo, the marketing manager of K. Supply Co., which imports water proofing products for the Cambodian market, said that the demand for water proofing products for construction sites in the kingdom, especially for high rises, swimming pools and concrete roofs, is constantly growing.

He added, “These products are not only water-proof, but also helps the strength of the building.” He said that a lot of customers are using the products in big investment projects such as Canadia buildings and Koh Pich project.

He said that anywhere with still water must use the water proof layers to avoid damage. However, the use of this product depends on its life time, with some products only being usable for five to 10 years.

He said that his company has imported products from the well-known German firm BASF, for eight years.

He said, “Because construction investment in Cambodia doubled in recent years and some users faced leaks, so the demand for water-proof and weather proofing products has increased accordingly.”

He added that the sale of this product depends on the health of the market and the size of customers’ demand, and there will need to be much more import if demand continues at its present rate.

However, the sale of these products still faces some difficulties, with many companies competing in this small market.

Mr. Khen Bora, the general manager of JIT Cambodia Co., Ltd said that the demand for water proof products from his firm decreased by 50 per cent compared to last year, due to low demand with many importing companies competing.

He added, “We may decide to stop importing this product after we sell out our stock.”

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