Positive Side Waterproofing
There is no greater natural destructive force than water. Proper waterproofing of the building envelope is essential for the long term performance of any structure. It is no wonder that the most litigious part of construction generally involves failed waterproofing. Owners, contractors, architects and engineers require solutions for waterproofing that perform without failure. The cost of remedial waterproofing exceeds new construction waterproofing 5:1. Proper consideration of design, system selection and construction are essential to the project planning process and ultimate success of the waterproofing project. RSGA considers all three interrelated components exceptionally important to the success of the building envelope.
Superior Waterproofing Solutions
RSGA’s industry leading GEL-TECH Systems solve the problem of traditional waterproofing. These high performance waterproofing systems meet and exceed the necessary characteristics essential to any effective waterproofing system.
Characteristics of Effective Waterproofing:
1. ADHESION TO THE SUBSTRATE
GEL-TECH Systems exhibit excellent, monolithic adhesion to concrete substrates. No seams, no path for water under the membrane. Polymer rubber gel adheres to substrates without primer and with very little surface preparation ensuring a superior bond.
2. PROPER ATTENTION TO DETAILING, I.E. JOINTS, PENETRATIONS, TRANSITIONS, ETC.
RSGA pays special attention to detailing our GEL-TECH Systems and offers complete, project specific, technical support. Also, since the composite GEL-TECH System utilizes a gel coating, it conforms to the irregularity of the substrate and exhibits excellent adhesion to non-concrete surfaces as well as concrete substrates.
A GEL-TECH System combines the flexibility of a non-curing gel with the durability of a LLDPE and or HDPE reinforced laminate sheet. This sheet is a robust Class A vapor barrier as well as highly chemically and hydrocarbon resistant.
4. EASE OF APPLICATION
The waterproofing system must be practically constructible. Gel-Tech SYSTEMS are easy to install and hold up to environmental conditions throughout the construction process. Gel-Tech SYSTEMS surface prep and detailing is easy compared to some systems that require primers, heat welding or complex installation processes.
5. EASY MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR
Things happen during the construction process. If necessary, a GEL-TECH System is easy to repair. Also, due to polymer rubber gel’s many versatile applications, it can be injected to solve leaks directly at the point of water ingress.
For long term effectiveness and performance you can depend on a GEL-TECH System is the right choice for waterproofing below grade positive side construction.