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Lasting Solutions for Utility Room Floors

Waterproofing the floor of a mechanical room situated on the 8th floor of a south Etobicoke apartment building presented notable challenges, primarily due to existing cracks causing water seepage into the condominium unit below and the reduced height of the ceiling at just three feet, making access and work more difficult to carry out.

In response to the unique constraints posed by the limited access via the outside terrace and a restricted ceiling height of approximately three feet, innovative adjustments were implemented to our standard waterproofing procedures. The utilization of heaters was essential to maintain the proper application temperature of materials, as the access door remained open throughout the process. Moreover, the application method had to be modified, necessitating the adoption of a roll-on polyaspartic coating instead of the conventional spray-on approach due to space constraints and ventilation limitations.

Repair Method

To ensure lasting waterproofing results, the following repair method was specified. Meticulous cleaning of the floor surface was the first step – it was done via grinding. Cracks had to be repaired next, in preparation for waterproofing membrane installation. They were to be routed and cleaned out, coated with adhesive, and filled with a specialised crack filler material.

Once repaired, the floor surface was ready for coating. The first layer of polyaspartic coating was to be applied with a roller, with aggregates broadcast onto the freshly painted surface. To allow for sufficient material curing, the applicator team returned the following day to install the second layer of polyaspartic, ensuring complete surface sealing and optimal waterproofing performance.

Benefits of Polyaspartic Membranes

Polyaspartic coatings offer a myriad of advantages, particularly in the realm of flooring applications, that underscore their appeal to engineers and industry professionals alike. Renowned for their rapid curing properties, polyaspartic coatings boast a significantly shorter drying time compared to traditional epoxy coatings, facilitating expedited project timelines and minimising downtime. This accelerated curing process also allows for quicker return-to-service, optimising operational efficiency in various settings. Additionally, polyaspartic coatings exhibit exceptional durability, resilience, and resistance to abrasions, impacts, and chemical exposure, ensuring long-lasting protection for floor surfaces even in high-traffic environments. Their seamless application and versatile nature enable customisation to meet specific performance requirements and aesthetic preferences, offering engineers a reliable solution for enhancing the functionality and visual appeal of flooring systems across a diverse array of industries and applications.

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