Assess Build Chem: Long-Lasting Solutions for Basement Waterproofing

Assess Build Chem provides effective and long-lasting protection for buildings with its innovative products and solutions for deep/large basement waterproofing.
Sunny Surlaker, Head Technical Services, Assess Build Chem

Basement waterproofing is a crucial aspect of building construction, especially in areas prone to high water tables or heavy rainfall. Proper waterproofing ensures the longevity and structural integrity of the building while creating a dry and secure space.

Basement waterproofing is a crucial aspect of building construction

Waterproofing deep basements goes beyond simply providing a membrane, admixtures or surface-level protection. It involves creating a comprehensive system that prevents water intrusion from all directions, including the retaining walls, floors, and joints. Deep basements are particularly vulnerable to water damage, making waterproofing a critical step in the building construction. In short, effective basement waterproofing allows effective use of space and lowers maintenance costs for basements.

Deep basement waterproofing presents unique challenges due to the increased hydrostatic pressure exerted by the surrounding soil and water tables. Factors such as soil conditions, groundwater levels, and building design must be considered to implement an effective waterproofing solution.

Assess Build Chem Private Limited, a leading provider of construction chemicals, offers a range of innovative construction chemicals specifically designed for basement waterproofing. The products are known for their exceptional quality, durability, and performance in challenging environments.

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Our core competency is formulating, manufacturing, and assembling highly effective waterproofing systems to enhance the durability of basements. We focus on Right Materials, Correct Methodology, Trained Manpower, and Advanced Machinery. We work with specifiers and applicators to deliver a defect free waterproofing system to the end-user. At Assess Build Chem, they follow the following highly effective 5-Step waterproofing method for any type of basement structure or area:

Concrete Improvement: This step involves restoration of the surface to a pristine condition to receive waterproofing. This includes using hydrophobic, or the popular high performing crystalline integral waterproofing additives such as SS – ConProof CR in new concrete, SS – LeakProof, SS – NanoFill and SS – PolyBond Range of polymer additives for mortar and the SS – StructoCrete and SS – StructoRep Range of Polymer Repair Mortars to repair and restore the surface.

Filling Cracks and Voids: This is normally achieved by cutting and patching with repair mortars or using Injection Grouting, which also helps in closing the water ingress pathways. Solutions such as SS – WaterStop FC Cementitious Grout, SS – CrackSeal EP Epoxy Grouts, F. Willich, and Rascor range of Polyurethane and Silicate Grouts and SS – WaterStop DPC Chemical for Heritage Structures helps to effectively seal water pathways. These proven grouting solutions can help stop any water ingress problems in both new and old basements.

Joints and Penetrations: The next step is to waterproof corners, expansion joints, and construction joints, because these areas are most prone to leaks first. Solutions such as SS – JointSeal FT for Corner / Construction Joints, SS – JointSeal T1 for Expansion Joints, SS – JointSeal FT Membrane for Pipe Penetrations, and SS – JointSeal SW / MaxJoint W-Seal Swellable waterbars help to both repair and protect joints reliably.

Coatings and Waterproof Barriers: Once the surface and the cracks and corners are prepared, we are finally ready to install the waterproof barrier. These barriers can be slurry applied crystalline systems from our SS – CrystoSeal range; it can be cementitious flexible coating SS – SuperSeal Flex or ready-to-use mastic coatings SS – FlexProof AC (Acrylic), SS – FlexProof PU or SS – FlexProof PU (B) [Polyurethane].

Drainage and Protection: This is an important part of the waterproofing system that allows water to drain away from the waterproofed surface. This can be done by means of various mortars, screeds, or tiles. We provide a full range of additives for mortars and screeds such as SS – ConProof Range, SS – PlastProof IL and a superhydrophobic, breathable, ready to use mortar SS – HydroNil PM. This revolutionary material is resistant to 5 bar water pressure, and can be used as lining on the skin wall for negative side waterproofing; as lining over PCC; and for external / internal facades of basement, tanks, and any other applications. Tiling can be done with our fully waterproof tile adhesives from our SS – TileFix Range.

Key steps for effective implementation

Implementing Assess Build Chem’s deep basement waterproofing solutions requires a comprehensive approach. Some key steps undertaken to ensure effective implementation include:
  • A thorough evaluation of the site, including soil conditions, groundwater levels, and potential sources of water ingress, to design a suitable waterproofing system.
  • Based on the site assessment, Assess Build Chem’s team of experts recommend appropriate waterproofing products from their extensive range. Each product is carefully formulated to address specific challenges and provide optimal performance. Accordingly, specifications and methodologies are generated to address project challenges.
  • Our technical experts provide guidance to our network of trusted application partners on effective application methods to ensure that the products are applied correctly so that they achieve the desired results.
  • Assess Build Chem maintains strict quality control to ensure that its products meet the highest standards. This commitment to quality assurance ensures that owners can confidently undertake their basement waterproofing projects, with the backing of experienced professionals.

Why Assess Build Chem?

Assess Build Chem has become synonymous with trust and reliability in the construction industry. A substantial number of customers, contractors, and builders have relied on the company’s expertise to successfully waterproof their basements. We undertake continuous research and development for ensuring that our construction chemicals incorporate the latest advancements in technology. These chemicals are designed with eco-friendly formulations, minimizing the impact on the environment while delivering exceptional performance. We strive to deliver reliable products and services from product selection to application techniques, at every step of the way.

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ICCT, January- February 2024
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