Most buildings require waterproofing systems to protect the various areas of the construction from the elements. The maintenance and ongoing protection of building structures involves the selection of the correct of waterproofing membranes and coatings. These waterproofing products protect all the constructional building elements and contents as well structural integrity for the life of the building. Design elements are used to keep the water away building structure, use of waterproofing products with varying degrees of waterproofness, depending on where their intended use eg. paint coatings on external walls usually are only water resistance.
Membranes used include acrylic, bituminous, cementitious, clear coatings, and many more.
Cementitious waterproofing systems offer a number of advantages over traditional waterproofing systems. Usually waterproofing is being applied to concrete or a masonry surface so the you using like on like. This means a cementitious coating has the same or very similar characteristics to the base it is being applied to. The base can be damp and if not damp the substrate base need to be dampened so a our Drizoro Maxseal Foundation, Drizoro Maxseal Foundation Super, Drizoro Maxseal White n Grey waterproofing systems can be applied. These Cementitious waterproofing systems are simple to apply and can be used on either side of the wall. Traditionally waterproof coating are applied to the outside (same side as the water will be). Cementitious systems can also be applied to the inside of leaking basements and can withstand hydrostatic pressure generated by the water outside the without delaminating. Any expansion joints can sealed, again either side of the wall, using Drizoro Maxjoint Elastic and Drizoro Maxseal Flex
The last advantage and an very important benefit to the waterproofer is that should a section fail whether by damage by other trades or some kind movement cracking and allowing water penetration into the wall will not cause an Drizoro waterproofing system to delaminate. Where other waterproofing systems when damaged the water penetrates the wall and slowly allows the whole of traditional system to delaminate making a small amount of damage into a total refurbishment at high cost.
Concrete Restoration and Corrosion Protection
Cementitious products are used in the maintenance and restoration of concrete and masonry building structures such as concrete spalling (concrete cancer), filling or leveling concrete floors or walls, setting of manhole covers.
The most challenging Concrete repair was for the Navy: Repairing and sealing of 250 and 400 ton FERRO-CONCRETE BARGES using Maxrest and Maxseal. Repairs had to be completed both on the outside and on inside to prevent sinking as preventative maintenance, to waterproof repairs and eliminate salt water ingress, extending the life cycle of the FERRO-CONCRETE BARGES .
RUST Inhibitors and Coatings
Oxide converters and anti corrosive coatings, such as Drizoro Maxrest Passive, provide protection of reo/ reinforcing bars, rusted iron, steel found on poorly maintained building structure, especially in aggressive environments eg. close to the ocean where high salt content creates electrolysis which hastens degradation of the concrete and the rusting of the steel.
Drizoro Maxrite 700 is combination of a structural repair mortar, is waterproof, fibred and contains corrosion inhibitors which prevent corrosion by Chlorides and other aggressive corroding agents
Most Corrosion protection materials also protect the reo (reinforcement steel) against attack from strong chemical agents-diluted alkali and acid solutions. Products like Drizoro Maxrite 700 also also have the added benefit of protecting the concrete structure itself making it more difficult for the corroding agents to reach the reo.
Efflorescence is not only unsightly, caused by the presence of water in masonry, and over time causes the degradation, weakening the strength of the masonry, corrosion of the steel reinforcement thus reducing the life of the building structure. Salts and efflorescence removal from and new or old constructions is essential for the application of an waterproof membrane and to maximize the life cycle of a building. Maintenance of buildings affected by efflorescence, historical and public buildings, walls, floors, masonry, brick, block structures may include treatments with clear sealers and other waterproofing products.
Construction Joints in new construction need caulking to prevent the water penetration through podium slabs, roofs walls and other penetrations in wall and slabs. The deterioration of control joints from lack of proper building maintenance, poor choice of raw materials in the construction phase, all result in further water penetrations which can destroy the entire waterproofing system once penetrated ie. leaking so it is of high priority that small leaks from gaps between slabs are re-caulked as quickly as possible.
Brickwork and mortar lines also need to be re-caulked from time to time to maintain the waterproofness of the waterproofing system.
Cementitious expansion joint sealer (15% movement) Drizoro Maxjoint Elastic is ideal for most but if your looking for a polyurethane then SEALTUFF- Rapid Cure Polyurethane Joint Sealant to be compatible with a polyurethane membrane eg. a bath room or other wet area.
Waterproofing Bathrooms and Wet Areas
Usually the wettest area in your home are the bathrooms, laundry and kitchens. With brick, masonry block, or concrete concrete walls Drizoro Maxseal Flex waterproofing systems work very well.
Traditional Polyurethanes wet area waterproofing using our Rapid Cure Waterproofing System which allows multiple bathrooms to be sealed in a short time
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