Modern Technologies In Waterproofing & Roofing
The need for efficient infrastructure is rising, and further challenges like enough supply of drinking water or intelligent use of limited resources are omnipresent. At the same time sound waterproofing solutions come as a very important aspect for safe and durable construction. With changing modern construction demands more efficient waterproofing systems to suit with requirement of structures and construction speed. For example, in tunnel waterproofing technologies evolved from admixture & quick setting mortar in 20th century to pre-formed single ply PVCp membrane system is 21st century.
Sika provides solutions for even the most challenging requirements with its unique waterproofing product portfolio, contributing to efficient, long-lasting infrastructure, be it for drinking water facilities (fulfilling the most stringent drinking water approvals), tunnels, bridges, basements or roof.
In the 1970s Sika first developed special one- and two-component, ready to use waterproofing mortars. These slurry-
High-Quality Flexible PVC Membranes with a Unique Compartment System
Sikaplan sheet waterproofing membrane system was developed for waterproofing tunnels and basement structures as well as for single-ply roof waterproofing applications. The systems include compartmentalized solutions with integrated joint water stops and control/ injection sealing points for use in the event of subsequent movement or damage. This unique system allows structures to have a fully controlled permanent waterproofing system and is still the most durable and reliable waterproofing system.
With the SikaProof A pre-applied waterproofing membrane system, Sika has continued the innovation for modern waterproofing technologies. An easily preapplied, highly flexible, sheet membrane
National Manager - Waterproofing & Roofing
Sika India Pvt. Ltd.
Joint Waterproofing Systems
Sikadur-Combiflex system, a unique joint waterproofing system for the internal and external sealing of cracks, construction and movement joints in many different types of structure. The Sika range of engineered joint waterproofing systems today includes additional innovative solutions such as SikaFuko injection hoses, SikaSwell hydrophilic profiles and sealants, Sika Dilatec Waterproofing Tapes and the complete range of Sika, Greenstreak and Tricosal Waterbars.
Sika developed the Sikalastic range of polyurethane and polyurea based, liquid applied membrane solutions for
Single Ply PVC/TPO Roofing Membrane
Sika is one of the most experienced single ply PVC & TPO membrane producers with track record of more than 50 years. With most efficient and proven technologies Sika offers single ply membrane systems to meet customers’ requirements conform to latest-standards.
Injection Waterproofing Solutions
Remedial injection sealing solutions for new and refurbishment works have also seen increasing demand in recent decades for the sealing of cracks and voids, such as honeycombed areas in concrete. Sika has developed a wide range of different injection technologies with cement, polyurethane, epoxy and special acrylatebased systems that provide solutions for our customers to solve all their specific problems by using the most appropriate technology.
For success of waterproofing, a single product or just a modern technology is not usually enough. There must be holistic system approach with compatible & combinable technologies. There is a need for the architects and the structural designers to understand the various systems available for waterproofing and incorporate the waterproofing system clearly and in enough detail at design stage, taking into consideration the inservice conditions and functional behavior of structures for durable waterproofing with modern technologies.
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