Category: Waterproofing

Western Specialty Contractors Completes Restoration/Waterproofing of Museum Roof Beneath St. Louis Historic Gateway Arch

Western Specialty Contractors – St. Louis Branch recently completed a project to restore and waterproof the roof of the Museum of Westward Expansion located beneath the iconic Gateway Arch on the St. Louis Riverfront. The work is part of a multi-phase project, spearheaded by non-profit organization CityArchRiver Foundation, to expand and renovate the underground museum, plus renovate the grounds surrounding the Arch.

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Lacombe Lift Station Concrete Waterproofing Project

The Lacombe Lift Station was recently built in Red Deer in Alberta, Canada, to accommodate the area’s population increase as well as to upgrade the existing sewage/wastewater systems that served the local population.  The engineers on the project, Stantec, wanted a proven, leak-proof waterproofing system to protect the station and selected W. R. MEADOWS’ building envelope membranes.

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NVidia Headquarters, Santa Clara, CA

When NVidia announced construction of new headquarters based in the Silicon Valley, the tech giant’s architectural goals were straight-forward. The triangular building – which mimics the fundamental building block of computer graphics – would be efficient and the design would be “thoughtful in its use of space, energy, and environment, and of course, cost,” according to an NVidia press release.

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Restoring the Broadway Promenade exterior, a story of collaboration

Located in Sarasota, Florida, the 10-year-old Broadway Promenade Condominium was in need of repair.  The stucco was cracked, unbounded and inadequately cured during construction, resulting in a high alkaline stucco.  As a result, the exterior paint exhibited severe alkaline burn, became mottled in color and had begun to delaminate and peel despite several attempts to repaint areas. Delta Engineering & Inspection, Inc., a consulting engineering firm headquartered in Sarasota, was already assisting the Condo association with other construction defects and was asked to evaluate these conditions after other consultants determined the only solution was to remove all of the stucco from the buildings. Delta performed various stucco and coatings tests and evaluated several paint coating systems, all of which would not provide long-term performance nor the necessary warranty provisions. According to Delta principal, Steven Mainardi, PE, the search for a long-term solution for the property resulted in a system from Sto Corp. being specified and used on the project. “Not only was it important to mitigate the reoccurrence of the alkali burn and weatherproof the building, but the buildings required substantial stucco repair which would have been noticeable even with the best stucco applicator,” said Mainardi. A thin veneer overlay system comprised of Sto RFP, fiber reinforcement mesh and Stolit Lotusan finish was used to resurface areas that required substantial stucco repair. For areas that only needed recoating, StoColor...

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RPM acquires Australian waterproofing materials manufacturer

RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) announced July 5 that its Tremco Group has acquired the assets of Duram Industries Pty Limited, an Australian-based manufacturer of a comprehensive range of commercial waterproofing products with annual net sales of approximately $6 million.  Terms of the transaction, which is expected to be accretive to earnings within one year, were not disclosed. Duram’s liquid-applied waterproofing materials serve a broad array of above-grade waterproofing needs for brick, EIFS (exterior insulation and finish systems), stucco and noise suppression walls. They are also utilized for horizontal and below-grade applications, including pedestrian, vehicular traffic, balcony and thin-set, as well as foundation waterproofing and split slab. Due to a brand reputation for consistent, quality materials and exceptional service, the company says it has developed a loyal following of customers. “Tremco intends to leverage its acquisition of Duram to broaden the geographic footprint of its commercial sealants and roofing systems in the Australian market,” stated Frank C. Sullivan, RPM chairman and chief executive officer. “Duram’s in-market manufacturing will provide expanded sourcing opportunities and higher customer service levels. At the same time, Tremco will leverage the combined resources to expand the reach of Duram’s products throughout the country.” About RPM RPM International Inc. owns subsidiaries that are world leaders in specialty coatings, sealants, building materials and related services across three segments. RPM’s industrial products include roofing systems, sealants, corrosion control...

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Waterproofing membranes market worth $36.62 billion by 2021

The report “Waterproofing Membranes Market by Type (Modified bitumen, PVC, EPDM, TPO, HDPE, LDPE) by Application (Roofing & walls, Building Structures, Waste & Water management, Tunnel Liners, Bridges & Highways) and Geography – Forecast to 2021” reports, published by MarketsandMarkets, The market size is estimated to grow from 23.61 Billion in 2016 to 36.62 Billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 9.2%. The market is driven by the rising building & construction industry, improved quality of construction, and increased demand in mining. TPO: The fastest-growing type of waterproofing membranes TPO waterproofing membranes are the fastest-growing commercial roofing membranes and...

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