One of the largest problems facing structures today is water infiltration. When water and water vapor are able to seep into structures, it can contribute to mold growth and the durability of the structure. As below-grade waterproofing is critical to the long-term performance of a structure, it is essential this is addressed with a complete waterproofing system designed and constructed specific for the structure. According to The Concrete Network, “draining any water away and ensuring a dry interior space below grade can be relatively simple or fairly involved depending on geographic location, climate, topography, soil/water table conditions, and depth of the foundation. There are three components of any system designed to keep water out. These are, from the bottom up:
- Drains to move water away from the bottom of the foundation
- Wall treatment to prevent moisture from moving through the wall and to route water down to the drains
- Ground surface treatment adjacent to the building to direct surface water away” (To see full article click here)
W. R. MEADOWS creates products for all of a contractor’s waterproofing needs. These products include: MEL-ROL, MEL-ROL LM, PRECON, HYDRALASTIC 836, and more!
MEL-ROL waterproofing system is a flexible, versatile, dependable, bituminous, roll-type waterproofing membrane. It is composed of a nominally 56 mil thick layer of polymeric waterproofing membrane on a heavy duty, four-mil thick, cross-laminated polyethylene carrier film. For the features\benefits, data sheets and more click here.
MEL-ROL LM is a two-component, 100% solids, cold-applied, non-slump detailing material that can be used for a variety of applications in the MEL-ROL waterproofing system. MEL-ROL LM cures to form a tough, flexible membrane. For the features\benefits, data sheets and more click here.
PRECON is a composite sheet membrane comprised of a non-woven fabric, elastomeric membrane, and W. R. MEADOWS’ exclusive, patented plasmatic core (U.S. Patent No. 7,179,761). The plasmatic core is a seven-layer matrix designed for toughness and provides the lowest water vapor transmission (WVT) rating on the market. Once concrete is poured against PRECON and the concrete cures, a mechanical bond forms that secures the concrete to the membrane. For the features\benefits, data sheets and more click here.
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 will not crack in extreme cold or slump due to softening at high temperatures. For the features\benefits, data sheets and more click here.
Need help picking the right waterproofing product? W. R. MEADOWS can help. See the following links for more information! Waterproofing pamphlet, In Spanish Waterproofing pamphlet, concrete waterproofing products, literature request, and waterproofing contractor handbook.
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