The Friars Walk shopping centre in Newport is being built by Bowmer and Kirkland Limited for Queensberry Real Estate and will offer over 390,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space.
TOPPROOF WATERPROOF CONCRETE
TopProof offers a simple, cost effective alternative to traditional watertight construction methods.
There’s no need for additional finishes or external membranes, so it’s very quick and easy to install. It’s also highly reliable, requires minimal maintenance and it will not leak.
Ordinary concrete contains fine pores that allow moisture to penetrate the surface and pass through. The size and volume of these pores is dictated by the water/cement ratio; the higher the ratio, the more porous the concrete.
TopProof waterproof concrete contains two specially formulated admixtures. The first reduces the water/cement ratio, increasing the density of the mix and minimising the size of the pores. The second fills the remaining pores ensuring a completely watertight finish. This means there is no need for external membranes, reducing cost and labour.
Quick and easy to lay
TopProof is laid in exactly the same way as ordinary concrete so no special skills or equipment are required. Should you require any help all you have to do is ask, Tarmac offers full training and professional on-site support.
Cost effective to useImpermeability is built-in, so there’s no need for external membranes or any of the hassle that goes with them. As a result both material and labour costs are significantly reduced.
Less risk of crackingTopProof is less susceptible to early age and drying shrinkage cracks, which are both common problems when external membranes are applied.
Tarmac delivers quality products through a thorough understanding of customer needs and operates best practice in quality management systems which conform to ISO 9001.
Easy to maintainMinimal maintenance is required and should any problems ever occur they can be easily identified and quickly repaired.
Better for the environmentTopProof eliminates the need for oil based chemicals and synthetic materials, greatly reduces waste on site, cuts vehicle movements and is 100% recyclable.
Responsibly sourcedWe have been awarded a BES 6001 rating of VERY GOOD across all of its product ranges including ready mixed concrete. No other company has achieved a higher rating across so many product groups
- Underground car parks
- Electrical and other plant rooms
- Swimming pools
- Aquariums and aquatic centres
- Waterside buildings
- Retail storage
- Lift pits
SPR Construction Services are one of our flowing concrete/screed partners based in the West Midlands region. They came to Tarmac with a swimming pool project which required waterproof concrete.
The banking had to be cut away and the house set into the side of the hill. Due to location, the walls had to be designed to remain water tight at all times.
The hotel is similar in construction to many others and had plans for a lift to be installed in the building. Building techniques and design called for a solution to waterproof the basement.
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