| Deck Waterproofing Solution, Isle of Wight|
Installing A Waterproofing Solution To An Exposed Deck - Newton Specialist Basement Contractor Hillbans installed Newton NuSeal-LM damp proofing and gas control membrane followed by Newton Acriflex Winter liquid waterproofing membrane alongside a 25-year product warranty
Deck Waterproofing Solution
Newton Specialist Waterproofing Contractor Hillbans were instructed to design and install a complete deck waterproofing solution to Fort Albert which is a tower fort situated under the cliffs west of Fort Victoria on the Isle of Wight.
Being on the very edge of the island the fort has been subjected to harsh ocean winds and salty air which has proven problematic over the years which will continue to impact the exposed side of the fort. The installation of a robust deck waterproofing system to protect the structure against the harsh environment was a must for this project. The other consideration was access; to get to the balcony six flights of stairs must be climbed and so the components of the system must be easily carried up the narrow stairway and across a working building site.
For the deck waterproofing solution to be successful, the deck required a significant amount of preparation in order to remove the old, failing asphalt and leftover residue from the previous system as it is vital that the new system bonds fully to the concrete surface. The deck was primed with a single coat of Newton NuSeal-LM at 0.3kg/m2.
Hillbans then applied Newton Acriflex Winter in two coats. The first coat was applied on a reinforcing layer of Newton Acriflex Mesh which strengthens the waterproofing layer and acts as a visual depth-guage for the second coat. The two-coat application totals 2.5Kg/m2.
The system was completed with Newton Floorgum Paint to give a decorative, UV-stable and hardwearing, foot trafficable finish.
Hillbans application of Newton Acriflex Winter and Newton NuSeal-LM provided the client with a waterproof deck that enabled direct foot traffic and gave protection against the harsh ocean winds and UV rays, and allowed Hillbans to also supply the client with a 25 year product warranty.
“This was our first experience of Acriflex Winter. We were very impressed with the ease of application. Rapid curing times also helped considerably given the exposed nature of the site and the unpredictable British climate” – Carl Houghton, Surveyor, Hillbans
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