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Waterproofing

At Spinifex we never tire to consistently harp on about the need to invest generously on good waterproofing. Keeping your building in great condition is making sure that it is properly waterproofed in the right places. If the proof of the pudding is in the eating then the mark of great waterproofing is notable in its ability to keep water out. Spinifex has invested significantly in research and development to ensure that all your waterproofing needs are  aptly satisfied by way of applying the best possible product with the best workmanship at the most competitive cost.

Polymeric Membranes Polymeric membranes are manufactured from modified bitumen reinforced with polyester fabric and fiberglass mats. They come in a myriad of variations depending on the specific manufacturer and intended use. To date they are arguably the most popular product on the market due to their extreme versatility as they are ideal for new constructions, renovations and or repair. The average useful life span of a flat roof is hardly in excess of five years before requiring renovations yet the use of polymeric waterproofing membranes can bring in up to twenty years or, more of good service.

Coating waterproofing materials are traditionally predominantly bitumen based materials like bitumen-polymer mastics; polymer mastics and bitumen-rubber mastics. These products offer flexible protective coats based on their formulation and polymerization grade. The most common applications of bituminous coatings include flat concrete roof decks, concrete foundations and basements. Mastic asphalt offers longevity and waterproofing efficiency that is almost unrivalled in comparison to conventional waterproofing techniques.

Cementitious waterproofing is probably the least challenging method of waterproofing in the construction industry with materials being readily available at an affordable cost from most suppliers of masonry products. This waterproofing technique is the preferred choice in mostly wet structures like ablution facilities, water treatment plants, sewage treatment facilities, bridges, dams, marine cargo ports and canals.

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Liquid waterproofing also known as paint waterproofing consists of a primer coat followed by two topcoats that give more flexibility than any other waterproofing methodology. Sand granules may be sprinkled over the fresh rubbery coat to add extra durability to the application. The elongation properties of the coat may reach as high as 280%. The average life span of liquid waterproofing is dependent on the polymer used by the manufacturer, but the average is around five years.

The range of waterproofing methods and materials available is an always evolving scenario. The scope of work also plays a pivotal role in the choice of material and methodology to be used. Wooden decks for example are not ideal for hot applied mastics and torch-on membranes while expansion joints on concrete are sealed with the resin injection method. With the world oscillating towards environmentally friendly solutions, chemicals that produce aerosols and vapors detrimental to the atmosphere are increasingly falling out of favor.

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