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Concrete and Basement Waterproofing using Neopanel

Concrete waterproofing protects a variety of existing below-ground structures that includes basements, underground houses, split-level buildings, underground storage areas and cellars.

These structures are prone to foundation failure, distress and moisture-induced problems that can lead to water seepage, mould formation and structural failure. Waterproofing basements in particular has always been a conundrum.

Over years as the footprint of the building became more valuable, the old method of battering down to the base of the wall then waterproofing the outside of the wall and backfilling was no longer viable.

Neoferma developed its patented basement waterproofing solution that fits even the most complicated of situations which is carried out by Neoferma’s remedial company CIW Remedial.

More than just a supply company, CIW Remedial has adopted a systematic approach to resolving the waterproofing problems presented. This has resulted in the supply of relevant, high performing waterproofing products that best meet the project specifications.

Waterproofing with NeoPanel

NeoPanel Basement Waterproofing System consists of the SwellSeal MS, Precast Panels and NeoJoint Gasket Systems.

How does NeoPanel Basement Waterproofing Works?

A reactive membrane is placed under the concrete floor, as well as to the wall substrate, before the walls are installed. This method allows the panel joints to seal from the negative side while providing a positive basement waterproofing that meets the requirements set by both the developer and builder.

SwellSeal Multi System bentonite Membrane (SwellSeal MS)

SwellSeal MS is a Branz approved system that integrates premium grade sodium bentonite granules with a Geosynthetic Clay Liner (GCL) made from high-quality polypropylene geotextiles.

SwellSeal MS is commonly used in situations that require protection against contaminated, saline water and areas affected by methane gas.

Precast Panels

Precast panels are manufactured offsite, saving installation time and labour costs. The use of precast panels results to better quality performance, because it eliminates possible damage or accidental removal of waterproofing membranes, from the walls during backfilling or any other subsequent operations.

NeoJoint Gasket System

The NeoJoint gasket system is a cost-effective solution for a watertight seal to an expansion joint. Aside from its excellent waterproofing features, NeoJoint also has good sound insulation capacity.

The joint also compresses easily and maintains close contact with concrete, glass or wood surfaces. Hence, resulting to the tight sealing of the joints. NeoJoint contributes to basement waterproofing as it can withstand the hydrostatic pressure of ten metres.

Conclusion

The NeoPanel concrete waterproofing system preserves the structural integrity by offering a self-sealing waterproofing solution that fits challenging environments. Further advantages to this pre-cast panelling system, include reduced on-site labour and improved site utilisation.

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