Waterproofing – Darren tries out our Hilti breaker

I visited a fresh site today where we are installing a  type C cavity drain system in 13 basements. The job involves forming a channel in the existing screed to accommodate the safeguard aquadrain channels, which take away any water ingress. The wall will be protected by Oldroyd XP membrane and the floors by Safeguard Epoxy floor membrane.

I found Darren & Adrian in the basement, struggling to chase out the re-enforced screed, which they’d pre-cut using our dust free chasing kit.  I arrived in the nick of time, with our latest toy.  Darren is seen in the video below – making great progress with our new Hilti vibration free breaker.

We love HIlti kit because it’s well designed, reliable and effective.  Money well spent.

This job involves solving a waterproofing problem on a new-build site in West Yorkshire. The type ‘A’ tanked protection (BS8102), provided by the original builder has partially failed, due to an omission during construction; a small site error, leading to a potentially ruinous problem for the site owners.  This has cast a shadow over the remaining plots, so we were called in to specify a solution, which would be acceptable to new buyers and the property guarantee providers.

My CSSW qualification, membership of the PCA Structural Waterproofing group and Guarantee Protection Insurance, gave sufficient credibility to move the project on – a huge benefit for the owners.

Mind you – I couldn’t do a thing without Darren, Adrian and my other lads, who’ll be delivering the completed job over the coming weeks.

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