Assess Build Chem, a leading provider of construction chemicals, is ensuring long-term protection of buildings with its innovative waterproofing solutions that include a 5-step waterproofing method for deep and large basements.
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. 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.

Basement waterproofing is a crucial aspect of building construction

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 the maintenance costs of 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’s range of innovative construction chemicals specifically designed for basement waterproofing are known for their exceptional quality, durability, and performance in challenging environments. The company’s core competency is formulating, manufacturing, and assembling highly effective waterproofing systems to enhance the durability of basements.

5-step waterproofing method
Basement waterproofing is a crucial aspect of building constructionBasement WP Curtain Grouting
We focus on correct materials, correct methodology, trained manpower, and correct machinery. We work with specifiers and applicators to deliver a defect-free waterproofing system to the end-user by following a 5-Step waterproofing method that delivers success for any type of basement structure or area.

Concrete Improvement: This step is for restoration of the surface to a pristine condition to receive waterproofing. It 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 to help close 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 effectively seal water pathways. We can stop water ingress problems with proven grouting solutions in both new and old basements.

Joints and Penetrations: The next step is to effectively waterproof corners, expansion joints, and construction joints, because these areas are the most prone to leak first. The 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.

Coatings and Waterproof Barriers: Once the surface, the cracks and corners are prepared, we are finally ready to install the waterproof barriers. These barriers can be slurry applied crystalline systems from our SS – CrystoSeal Range, or they 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 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. Tiling can be done with our fully waterproof tile adhesives from our SS – TileFix Range.

Basement waterproofing is a crucial aspect of building construction

Implementing Assess Build Chem’s deep basement waterproofing solutions requires a comprehensive approach. Some key steps undertaken to ensure effective implementation:
  • A thorough evaluation of the site, including soil conditions, groundwater levels, and potential sources of water ingress, are studied to design a suitable waterproofing system.
  • Based on the site assessment, our 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, specification and methodologies are generated to address project challenges.
  • Our technical experts provide guidance on effective application methods to ensure that the products are applied correctly and achieve the desired results. Their network of trusted application partners ensures seamless delivery of services.
  • Strict quality control measures ensure that the 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.
Assess Build Chem delivering customer satisfaction A substantial number of customers, contractors, and builders have relied on the company’s expertise to successfully waterproof their basements. We are committed to continuous research and development, ensuring that our construction chemicals incorporate the latest advancements in technology. From product selection to application techniques, we assist our customers at every step of the way. Our construction chemicals are designed with eco-friendly formulations, minimizing the impact on the environment while delivering exceptional performance. We deliver reliable products, timely and reliable excellent service, and a seamless experience from start to finish.

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