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Combination of gas membranes protect new school building

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Triton’s liquid applied TT Vapour Membrane was applied to concrete column bases before the installation of Triton’s GM-500 sheet gas membrane to prevent the ingress of Carbon Dioxide and Radon.

TTVM to concrete column base

More information about Triton’s range of ground gas barriers here.

Quick and easy waterproofing for tank upstand

Friday, October 21st, 2016

TWS-Fastcoat - a quick and easy waterproofing solution

TWS-Fastcoat from Triton proved to be a quick and easy waterproofing solution for this tank bund. A single pack, moisture curing elastomeric resin, the membrane cures in a continuous and elastic form, as a totally adhered layer. The waterproofing layer guarantees total watertightness and withstands building movements. Can be used as a base coat, reinforcing layer or top coat. Typical applications include low pitch and flat roof areas with pedestrian traffic, wet rooms, kitchens, lightly trafficked flooring, water channels and ponds.  Read more here…

Triton joins ASUC

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Triton has become an associate member of ASUC, an independent trade association originally formed by a number of leading contractors to promote professional and technical competence within the subsidence industry. The association provides the perfect forum for the Triton team to network with specialist contractors in this sector .

Check out Triton’s profile on the ASUC’s website here:

A speaker for your industry event?

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Mike Dunn

Triton Systems’ Technical Manager, Mike Dunn, was asked to speak at the recent RICS Wessex Region CPD day in Bournemouth. Mike’s presentation – “Prevention and management of damp” – covered best practice guidance on identification, treatment and reporting. The invitation to speak followed a presentation Mike made at the RICS Surveyors foundation level learning event earlier this year.

Similar organisations looking for speakers to present on this or related subjects are invited to contact Mike direct via Triton on 01322 318830 to discuss their requirements.

Bowling in the basement anyone?

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Yes this is really a domestic basement! It will contain a full size bowling alley, swimming pool and car parking. Our technical team were asked by the developer to provide technical advice for the waterproofing of the concrete sub structure and  we’ve already supplied TT Waterstop and TT Swellmastic for critical ‘kicker’ joints around the perimeter.

Domestic basement dig out!

Triton supplies Type C waterproofing for landmark London scheme

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

The White Collar Factory will be a mixed-use area of workspace, residential and retail, designed by architects, AHMM.  The development, sited on London’s City Road, comprises a new 16-storey office tower, a new public square and refurbished existing buildings to the rear.

The new 2-storey basement has been waterproofed using a Type C system applied internally, to provide drained protection in accordance with BS 8102: 2009. The waterproofing system has been supplied by Triton Systems.

During demolition of the existing structure, the sub-contractor (Dunne Group) worked closely with Triton’s CSSW qualified technical team, to design the most appropriate and cost effective waterproofing system that was subsequently approved by all relevant parties as the most suitable protection against potential ground water ingress.  2,000 m2 of Platon P20 cavity drain membrane was subsequently specified for all earth retaining basement walls on both levels and the ground bearing slab at lower level.  BBA certified Platon P20 membrane is a high capacity drainage membrane recommended for use where it is important to significantly reduce the risk of blockages behind the membrane caused by lime deposits.

Prior to the installation of the membrane, all fresh concrete at earth retaining elevations was treated with Triton’s Anti Lime solution. This treatment hardens and dust proofs the concrete as well as locks in free lime to further reduce the risk of blockages in the drainage elements of the system.

Any water entering the construction at upper and intermediate basement levels is gravity drained behind the studded P20 membrane down to a waterproof concrete bund/upstand which provides a 100mm cavity, onto which internal block walls can be built.

A series of 40mm holes at 900mm centres were drilled within the bund to allow any water to drain down behind the membrane installed to the walls at lower level. The bund was also waterproofed with Triton’s cold liquid applied TT Vapour Membrane (TTVM) that will prevent potential damp patches being visible on the internal block wall faces. A band of TTVM was also applied around the perimeter of the lower soffit dressing down behind the P20 membrane installed to the external walls and sealed with Triton Corner Strip (butyl tape).

Bunded detail

In line with the requirements of BS 8102: 2009, removable panels were installed in the bund to allow access to flushing ports. These allow the system to be regularly maintained and flushed through to ensure a clear passage of water is maintained to the sump/pumps that are set within the lower floor slab.

Vertical joints in the Platon P20 were sealed using Platon Sealing Rope and Brick Plugs, with all wall/ floor junctions sealed using Platon Corner Strip Tape – a wider waterproof butyl tape. Platon Sealing Rope was used to seal joints in the P20 membrane that was loose laid to the floor slab.

Water draining from the system to the lower floor slab is drained via gulleys in the slab to the installed sumps. These gulleys also incorporate rodding eyes at approximately 12LM intervals to allow for maintenance of the system.

The P20 membrane on the floor has been screeded over ready to accept finishes and the construction of internal walls.

International waterproofing conference

Friday, May 27th, 2016

The first PCA International Waterproofing Conference takes place on Wednesday 6th July 2016 at The Moller Centre, Churchill College, Storey’s Way, Cambridge CB3 ODE.

The day will be introduced by the PCA’s Structural Waterproofing Group Chairman, Kevin Dodds, and will include 10 presentations on key issues in the industry as well as Q & A sessions and a panel debate.

Topics will include ‘Risk based design’ presented by Paul Cribbens, Standards Manager, NHBC; ‘Concrete and crystalline technology in today’s world’ presented by Veronika Elfmarkova, Industrial Design & Materials Engineering; and How and why the industry warrants underground waterproofing as part of a building project’ by Rob Clay-Parker, Managing Director, MD Insurance.

For more information on content and timings, the pre-conference dinner and accommodation the night before and to access the booking form, please follow this link:

Platon Membranes contribute to PCA Project of the Year!

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Triton approved contractor, Biocraft, has won the PCA Project of the Year Award with an impressive project that included the installation of a bespoke flood defence scheme and a cavity drainage waterproofing system supplied by Triton. Read the full project story here.

Reduce risk of flooding with new Universal Monitor!

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Triton’s new Universal Monitor delivers real time monitoring of water levels via the internet to your phone, tablet or pc!  Provides enhanced protection against flooding in domestic or commercial basements where a cavity drain system is installed.  Sends an alert when pump discharge levels are exceeded.

For more information download the data sheet here or speak to your local Triton representative.

New Temporary Pump Kit

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

New from Triton – a Temporary Pump Kit for removing flood water or ground water from a cavity drain membrane system until site is completed. Available now from Triton – download the data sheet here or speak to your local Triton representative for more information.