When Eastern Michigan University’s Quirk Hall was in need of fast and efficient waterproofing to its basement that houses sewing rooms and important theater prop storage after a leak was causing standing water up to several inches every time the area would experience a flood, W. R. MEADOWS was there with a solution. A recently released case study shines light on how W. R. MEADOWS’ sodium bentonite CLAY-TITE dual layer waterproofing consisting of virgin HDPE was able to handle Quirk Hall’s waterproofing issues by addressing the outside of the building instead of doing traditional epoxy injections from the inside.
After not being able to identify what, if any, pervious waterproofing materials were used on Eastern Michigan University’s Quirk Hall, W. R. MEADOWS’ sales representative, Jason Everhart, and architectural firm DiClemente Siegel Design, Inc.’s Senior Associate, John Ritchie, confirmed that the use of a bentonite waterproofing product would be best to prevent future issues from occurring. Thanks to a combination of CLAY-TITE, CLAY-TITE MASTIC, and MEL-DRAIN 5035, the waterproofing project was completed in a matter of weeks. It was noted that CLAY-TITE was a very forgiving product and works well with a variety of materials usually present when waterproofing established build sites and existing conditions. Both installer and architect feel confident that Eastern Michigan University will be satisfied with their investment for a long time.
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