Archive for September, 2011

Triton’s elastomeric TT Vapour Membrane – watch a spray application here!

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

This video shows Triton TT Vapour Membrane being spray applied to the ICF insulating formwork system of a large basement construction.  Triton TT Vapour Membrane  is an elastomeric, ready blended coating that once cured, provides a waterproof Methane and Carbon Dioxide barrier.  It can be retro-applied as a waterproof and gas-proof membrane to concrete, masonry and brick substrates or as an alternative to sheet membranes in new construction. It can be applied by airless spray as seen here or roller or brush applied to walls, floors and soffits.

In this instance, Triton TT Super Admix was added to the concrete mix for the base slab and the ICF formwork infill, to provide a type B waterproofing system, as defined in BS 8102. TT Vapour Membrane was then spray applied to the ICF formwork as the primary waterproofing layer.  Follow the link below to view the application video.

Triton offers new RIBA CPD seminar on Green Roofs

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Triton has had a new CPD seminar approved by the RIBA. The new seminar, entitled Green Roofs/Living Roofs, will focus on the installation of Green/Living Roofs to structures, the design principles, construction process and further considerations.     If you would like further information about this seminar or would like to book a seminar for your practice, please contact Mr Paul Sweatman on 01322 318830.  Triton also offers two further seminars on New Build Basement Waterproofing and Existing Basement Waterproofing.

Triton's new RIBA approved CPD seminar covers the benefits of green/living roofs

Multi-level basement – combined waterproofing system for high spec new build

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Sourcing all the elements of a combined waterproofing system from one expert supplier is convenient, saves time and, most importantly, avoids any potential split responsibility issues.  This was the approach taken by specialist basement contractors, MGA, in the construction of a very high specification new build London property comprising a multi level basement with swimming pool and gym. All waterproofing system components were supplied by Triton Systems whose team also oversaw their installation.

Because of the ‘variable’ water table classification and the very high value of the property, a combination of three types of waterproofing system was specified.The complete below ground concrete structure, including the swimming pool, was formed using a watertight concrete system incorporating Triton Super Admix  (BS 8102 2009 type B structurally integrated waterproofing). As a primary method of waterproofing the structure, Triton TT Vapour Membrane (BS 8102 type A barrier waterproofing) was applied to the underside of the ground soffit. TT Vapour Membrane is a liquid applied, single component acrylic modified coating. Platon cavity drain membranes provided the secondary waterproofing system (BS 8102 2009 type C cavity drained) and were installed to all walls and the floors of the lower level, draining to the Triton Aquachannel drainage conduit and pump system.  Multi level basement technical drawing