Waterproofing Industry Best Practice Videos
Waterproofing mortars are used to protect structures against water infiltration when applied beneath tiling systems for swimming pools, balconies, bathrooms and kitchens. Sika have partnered with waterproofing experts to explain how common problems and mistakes can be avoided with industry best practices.
Sika’s system solutions cover the full range of technologies used for below and aboveground waterproofing: flexible membrane systems, liquid applied membranes, waterproofing admixtures for mortars, joint sealants, waterproofing mortars, injection grouts and coatings.
Key market segments include basements, underground parking garages, tunnels and all types of water-retaining structures (for example reservoirs, storage basins, and storage tanks). Waterproofing systems are faced with more increasingly stringent requirements regarding sustainability, ease of application, and total cost management. Therefore the selection of appropriate waterproofing systems to suit the needs and requirements of owners, as well as the solution of specific project details, are key for long-lasting and watertight structures.
Our most recently launched solutions are the innovative SikaProof® systems for below ground waterproofing. These fully bonded systems consist of a surface-modified, highly flexible polyolefin membrane. Due to the full bond on the hard concrete, the sealant/adhesive of the SikaProof® system prevents any lateral water underflow between the membrane and the concrete in case of any local damages of the membrane.
For leaking structures, Sika has developed a flexible cement-based injection material called Sika® Injection-310 The Sika® Injection product family is a solution for waterproofing of buildings and underground structures. Application is as easy and safe as preparing an instant dish: pour – stir – ready. This innovative system enables safe and easy application of high-performance injection and eliminates the risk of dosage errors.