When Kansas State was in need for a hot liquid tar waterproofing alternative during phase 3 of their Vanier Football Complex construction project to expand their stadium seating compacity to 50,000 seats and increase the facility to include a grand four-story atrium and state-of-the-art training rooms, W. R. MEADOWS was able to offer HYDRALASTIC 836 as a perfect solution. After the architect’s initial specifications called for a hot applied sealant, safety concerns about working with hot liquid tar arose. The architecture firm quickly signed off on switching its product plans to HYDRALASTIC 836 after it was able to meet the initial hot applied waterproofing warranty and requirements.
In addition to proposing HYDRALASTIC 836 for this vast project, Jim Weatherly, W. R. MEADOWS’ area field representative, helped design the entire waterproofing system with drain board and insulation. He was even able to work with the project engineer on some challenging details to ensure a proper installation sequence.
HYDRALASTIC 836 is a cold-applied, solvent-free, single-component waterproofing compound. It does not shrink, has a low volatile organic compound (VOC) content, and has a very low odor. It also won’t crack in extreme cold or slump due to softening at high temperatures, and can be used on interior or exterior concrete surfaces. The product can be used for both above-grade and below-grade applications where protection from water intrusion is desired.
In addition to HYDRALASTIC 836, other W. R. MEADOWS products used on the job included MEL-ROL® waterproofing membrane for below grade applications such as the elevator pits and hydrotherapy pool area; SEALMASTIC™ solvent for reducing dampness and moisture infiltration; and BEM one-component waterproofing membrane for sealing around brackets, rebar and conduits.