Eco-friendly homes waterproofed by Triton Systems
Waterproofing products supplied by Triton Systems were specified to waterproof eight, eco-friendly, new build homes. The individual properties sit embedded in a hillside with panoramic views across the coastline and the city of Sunderland.
Triton’s Area Manager, Malcolm Cook, recommended the use of Triton TT Admix (http://www.tritonsystems.co.uk/prod2.php) to deliver a Type B waterproofing solution that would deliver a speedy and simultaneous method of waterproofing and construction. The product was used at the time of batching for all concrete in the slabs and ICF walls. The water-resistant concrete was then vibrated until all voids were eliminated. As part of the TT Admix system, pre-formed Triton TT Waterstop and Triton TT Swellmastic S2 hydro-reactive expansion sealant, were also specified to seal the construction joints.
When TT Admix is added to the concrete mix, its active chemicals react to generate a non-soluble crystalline formation which seals the concrete itself against the penetration of water or liquid, and protecting it from the deterioration effect of harsh environmental conditions. Other benefits include its ability to withstand extreme hydrostatic pressure (up to 12 bar) and reduced shrinkage and cracking. The active components of the TT Admix are reactivated within the cured concrete should minor cracking or movement occur when water is present. The product is compatible with cement blends containing pulverised-fuel ash; ground granulated blast furnace slag and silica fume blends.
Triton TT Vapour Membrane was then spray applied to the ICF formwork as the primary waterproofing layer. This Type A waterproofing system is a ready blended coating that once cured, also provides a Methane and Carbon Dioxide barrier. It can be retro-applied to concrete, masonry and brick substrates or used as an alternative to sheet membranes in new construction.
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