Industrial coating contractors and waterproof coatings systems have been around since the late 1950s. As technology grows, the effects of elements and chemicals on water proof coatings have been realised. This has given rise to the need for durable waterproof coatings systems.
CSC Services has a range of waterproof coatings, which are specified for each individual problem by our experienced team. These coatings include epoxy resin coatings, polyurethane, hybrid polyurea and 100% polyurea hot spray applied coatings.
Epoxy resin coatings
Epoxy resin coatings have high waterproof, chemical and abrasive qualities whilst being very cost effective. Problems may arise when movement occurs through expansion or seismic activity of the substrate or structure being coated. As there is little elongation or give, this may cause the coating to fracture or split. Epoxy resin coatings can be problematic when working on structures which need to be returned to service as quickly as possible because of the lengthy cure times. These can range from 7 to 21 days depending on environmental conditions and various products.
Polyurea coating technology
The Polyurea coating technology has a slightly higher cost than epoxy resins. This is because polyurea coatings have all the qualities of epoxy resin coatings with the added features of up to 400% elongation and instant curing. This means equipment or structures can be returned to service as soon as application is complete, alleviating lengthy shut down costs through curing times.
Some of the structures we apply these waterproof coatings to include:
Aqualine top coat and grit being applied to an upstand for UV protection and waterproofing.
CSC Services provide refurbishment services and protective coatings to structures across the UK water sector, in nuclear power stations, public sector buildings such as hospitals and prison buildings, and across UK infrastructure including bridges, tunnels, culverts and sewers. Call us on 0191 410 3444 today for help or advice.
CSC Services recently installed waterproof coatings as part of coating scheme of internal water storage structures for Scottish Water
In 2016 CSC Services installed a full cementitious waterproof coating to a machine pit for client Komatsu as part of a scheme of waterproofing work. Following Resin Injection repair work the coating was installed to protect the concrete from further ingress and carbonation.
CSC Services provided a fully comprehensive service and solution to an issue that we have had for some time. We had an issue of water ingress into one of our fixture holding pits which was creating a health and safety issue. CSC services have eradicated the water ingress issue without any additional civil work, with the fixture still in position. In terms of quality and cost CSC Services have provided a perfect solution, I would not hesitate to use them again in the future. (Scott Atkinson, Production Engineer, Komatsu).