On many jobs, details on the blueprints are left for interpretation at the jobsite, and Restoration Services, Inc. can attest to it.
Wartburg-WaverlySports & WellnessCenteris billed as one of the nation’s largest NCAA Division III facilities of its kind, offering expansive facilities for college health and wellness and intercollegiate athletics.
While construction of the 200,000- square-foot facility was underway, Restoration Services, Inc. was installing Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing’s Paraseal® Sheet Membrane and TREMDrain® 1000 Series Multi-Composite Drainage and Protection Board on the 8,500-square-foot portion of below-grade vertical, concrete wall. When they approached the top, though, the substrate and grade had changed from concrete to two feet of rough-cut limestone. The Paraseal grade was higher than the limestone grade, which would make it extremely difficult to wrap the Paraseal around. A fluid-applied membrane would have to be used, but compatibility to the existing Paraseal membrane, Paraseal Termination Bar and Tremco’s Vulkem® 116 Polyurethane Sealant termination was imperative. Wartburg College required warranties for all of their waterproofing and deck coating components. Without proper documentation from previous projects demonstrating compatibility between the existing products and the fluid-applied membrane, obtaining acceptable warranties would be extremely difficult.
Particularly when jobs are as complex as this one, when things don’t go exactly as planned, having knowledgeable sales and technical support on-site to make sure the right product is selected to respond to the situation is key. By having the breadth of products to choose from, what could have been a serious compatibility issue was easily resolved. Tremco sales and technical service reps were able to provide Restoration Services with a perfect resolution to the problem. TREMproof® 250GC Cold Fluid-Applied Waterproofing Membrane (Roller-Grade) is suitable for vertical foundation walls and can be applied to concrete, masonry, and metal surfaces. When fully applied, it’s seamless, leaving no room for error. Manufactured by Tremco, its compatibility to Paraseal Sheet Membrane, Paraseal Termination Bar and Vulkem 116 Polyurethane Joint Sealant is not an issue and there is supporting documentation.
In addition, Tremco’s Vulkem 360NF/950NF/951NF Deck Coating System was used to provide a protective, non-slip coating on patio areas and in four interior mechanical rooms – all additionally demanding applications.
By involving one manufacturer for all of these waterproofing and deck coating applications, Wartburg College was able to obtain the warranty they required, and they can rest assured that their facility is protected for many years to come.
THE TREMCO SOLUTION
TREMproof 250GC Waterproofing Membrane, a revolutionary high solids, one-part, VOC-compliant, cold fluid-applied elastomeric waterproofing membrane. Can be applied to “green” and damp concrete in a single lift up to 120 mils. Cures within four hours without pinholes or gassing.
Paraseal, a self-sealing sheet waterproofing membrane manufactured to controlled thicknesses of 150 mils to 200 mils of tough, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and expandable, quality granular Bentonite.
Paraseal Termination Bar, an aluminum alloy specially formulated to exhibit excellent holding power.
TREMDrain 1000 Drainage and Protection Board, a prefabricated drainage/protection material designed for vertical and horizontal installations requiring high compressive strength andhigh flow capacity.
Vulkem 360NF/950NF/951NF Polyurethane Deck Coating System, a nearly 100% solids, VOC-compliant, fast-curing system for the most demanding applications.
Vulkem 116 High-Performance Polyurethane Joint Sealant, a one-part, moisture-curing, gun-grade sealant. It is durable, flexible and offers excellent performance in dynamic joints.