New waterproofing after failures

by Ofentse Sefolo
New waterproofing after failures

a.b.e. Construction Chemicals’ VIP QuickSeal Reflect-Silver, a pure Polyurea formulation with reflective cooling qualities, was applied to about 380m² of the Standard Bank Art Gallery roof in Johannesburg by a.b.e.-approved applicator, Custom Linings.
“There had been several unsuccessful attempts at sealing the roof of the building, so Custom Linings had to remove all the failed layers right down to the concrete base, before re-screeding the surface and applying VIP QuickSeal Reflect-Silver,” says Noel Abendroth, a.b.e.’s VIP high-performance coatings solutions manager.

He points out that the VIP product was selected not only as waterproofing, but also because it will help to lower the temperature in the gallery, which contains valuable artworks. The fact that VIP QuickSeal Reflect-Silver does not require any top coat and is maintenance-free also influenced the decision.

“The reflective lining can be built to any thickness in a single application and applied in any environment. Very hot, very cold or even very humid conditions will not affect its instant curing capabilities nor the physical performance of VIP QuickSeal Reflect-Silver. What’s more, you can walk on it within a few minutes,” Abendroth adds.

“VIP QuickSeal Reflect-Silver provides excellent adhesion with a standard preparation procedure to nearly all substrates including concrete, steel, aluminium, fibres, wood or foam. It also has exceptional tensile and structural strength, as well as high elongation at the break,” he states.

a.b.e. Construction Chemicals
Tel: 011 306 9000
Website: www.abe.co.za

A section of the roof of the Standard Bank Art Gallery, before and after (main picture) VIP QuickSeal Reflect-Silver waterproofing was applied.

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