Industrial coating contractors and concrete waterproof coatings systems have been around since the late 1950s. As technology grows, the effects of elements and chemicals on waterproof coatings have been realised. This has given rise to the need for durable waterproof coatings systems.
At CSC Services we have a range of concrete 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 have high waterproof, chemical and abrasive qualities whilst being very cost-effective. However there are some limitations to when they should be used. 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 should also be carefully considered 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.
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.
We have worked across a range of industries and structures to apply concrete waterproof coatings including reservoirs, aqueducts, tunnels, pipework, basements, bridges and floors.
At CSC Services all of our teams are fully accredited (view here for full memberships and accreditations) and certified for working in a range of industries and environments.
Polyurethane being applied to an upstand for UV protection and waterproofing.
We work with reliable and approved manufacturers such as Flexcrete and Sika for our concrete waterproof coatings products, and work closely with suppliers in application training and methodology to bring you the most robust system that full meets Health & Safety Requirements.
Waterproof coating is one of a number of industrial coatings services that we provide across the UK. You can view our full coatings service menu here.
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).