Triton Net Newsdesk

Welcome to Triton's Net Newsdesk, where you'll find: our very latest news, progress updates on our featured projects, the answers to frequently asked questions about our waterproofing systems, our latest training news, a press coverage and news archive and information about job opportunities at Triton.

Triton announces 2017 Training Course dates

November 23rd, 2016

Triton has announced the 2017 dates for its popular courses aimed at professionals involved in the installation of waterproofing systems and damp proofing works.  There are also two new courses in the Triton programme next year on Ground Gas Protection and Pumps & Drainage.

The Ground Gas Protection course provides an introduction to ground gases, what they are and where they are found. It covers the relevant standards and associated guidance documents – BS8485:2015, CIRIA 735, 748 and BRE 211. The course also covers site investigation and design of gas protection measures along with an introduction to Triton’s comprehensive range of gas protection products.

The new Pumps & Drainage course has been designed for all involved with the installation of Type C cavity drain systems where pumps and drainage are a critical part of the waterpoofing design. Although this subject is covered in brief in the Type C training course, this new course goes into the subject in more depth, to cover drainage design, selection of pumps, calculating the number and size of pumps required, impact of friction loss, installation of pump systems and commissioning and maintenance.

Courses last one full day and take place at Triton’s head office near Dartford, Kent. They should be booked  using the downloadable training course booking form here Each course takes place throughout 2017 and dates are set out on the booking form.

Further details about all courses offered by Triton can be found on the website.

Triton’s TWS-Fastcoat delivers fast track elastomeric waterproofing

November 14th, 2016

Triton’s elastomeric, liquid applied TWS-Fastcoat, has provided a rapid drying waterproofing solution for the floor slabs of the subterranean light wells at the Material Store housing development in Hayes.

The material Store development is part of the £250 million regeneration of The Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes, West London, where thousands of people worked for EMI, pressing and packaging vinyl records and making everything from radio sets to bicycles.

The slabs were constructed approximately 1.5m below ground level and although the new concrete incorporated a watertight concrete admixture would have remained gas and vapour permeable.  Two coats of Triton’s TWS- Fastcoat, (which can be applied effectively in ambient temperatures even when substrate temperatures are as low as 0o), therefore provided an impervious barrier which will also lower the potential risks of corrosion of the steelwork in the slabs as well as protecting the outer surfaces.

TWS-Fastcoat is a single pack, moisture curing, elastomeric resin. The membrane cures in a continuous and elastic form, as a totally adhered layer. It guarantees total water tightness and withstands minor building movements and vibrations. TWS-Fastcoat can be used as a base coat, a reinforcing layer or a top-coat. Other typical applications include podium decks, low pitch and flat roof areas with pedestrian traffic, wet rooms, lightly trafficked flooring, water channels and ponds. In green roof applications, the addition of Triton’s geotextile fleece between the two coats of TWS-Fastcoat provides an effective root barrier and waterproofing layer.

At the Material Store development, as part of the preparation for the application of TWS-Fastcoat, Triton’s Fillet Seal was applied in 25mm beads to all internal angles that eliminates 90o angles at wall/floor transitions and minimises the risk of leaving gaps or holes unsealed. It was also important to ensure that the concrete surface was clean and dust free. On porous or friable surfaces, Triton’s TWS-PU Primer should be applied before the application of TWS-Fastcoat.

The slabs will receive raised access floors over the TWS-Fastcoat layer, allowing any potential water/rain ingress to enter the drainage systems of the individual dwellings beneath the raised floor.

Main contractor:

Interserve Construction:

http://intparagon.com/about/interserve/construction/

Combination of gas membranes protect new school building

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

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

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:

http://asuc.associationhouse.org.uk/default.php?cmd=262&company_id=504020

A speaker for your industry event?

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?

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 extends liquid applied waterproofing range

August 30th, 2016

Triton has extended its range of liquid applied waterproofing products to offer a wider choice of systems primarily for the reliable waterproofing of roofs and podium decks. Each of the three new systems provides Type A barrier protection waterproofing as defined in BS 8102 (2009). They are quick and easy to apply, very fast curing and suitable for application in cooler temperatures – therefore extending the season for application and reducing the downtime of areas treated.

TWS-Poly H produces a totally seamless waterproof surface on prepared concrete and can be applied by squeegee, brush, trowel or roller.  The 2-component polyurea formulation is ideal for waterproofing pitched or flat roofs, decks and balconies and other areas where a degree of flexibility is required. The trafficable, cured surface also makes it suitable for waterproofing concrete floors in car parks etc.  TWS-Poly H can also be applied to internal and external walls.

TWS-Poly S is another fast curing, 2-component polyuria formulation but designed for application by a twin nozzle, heated spray unit. Offering excellent bonding strength and crack bridging capability, TWS-Poly S can be combined with geotextiles to obtain on-site applied, seamless liners or coatings in tunnels or canals or used to waterproof pitched or flat roofs.  The cured surface allows for building movement and is trafficable and highly resistant to abrasion.

TWS Fastcoat

Single component TWS Fastcoat cures as an elastic and seamless layer that offers excellent weather resistance and can withstand permanent water contact. A key feature is its ability to deliver a combination of root barrier and waterproofing layer, therefore reducing the number of layers required in green roof construction. Applied by brush, spreader or airless equipment, its cured surface can be lightly trafficked making it suitable for low pitch or flat roofs and balconies.

Liquid applied waterproofing systems can deal with complex shapes and contours where joints or folds in other waterproofing materials might cause a weakness.  Technical support on the specification and installation of all Triton’s waterproofing systems is available from Triton’s technical team. Technical data sheets are also available for download here.

Triton approved contractor waterproofs prestigious development

July 22nd, 2016

Preservation Treatments were invited to tender for waterproofing works to the basement area of Berkeley Homes’ prestigious development at Leman Street, London.  The specification called for the application of a Triton cavity drain membrane system to the walls and floor of the vast basement area of the property, around 8,000 square feet. Preservation Treatments were instructed to commence works on a tight programme, requiring a high level of coordination between site management and Preservation Treatments’ staff.

Platon P8 membrane was fixed to all internal masonry walls and sealed to Triton’s TT Vapour Membrane liquid applied membrane at the heads and junctions, with a drainage channel installed to the perimeter.  The design of the drainage system was based on a gravity feed to existing outlets.

Following completion of the walls, 300mm of insulation was laid to the floor before the installation of Platon P20 membrane, which was then sealed to the wall membrane and a screed finish applied.  An independent dry lining system was then put in place to form the walls of the apartments.  Berkeley Homes were impressed with Preservation Treatments’ professionalism, from the start of the tender process to the completion of their works. The company has since been appointed to carry out some external waterproofing works on a new build section of the development.

Preservation Treatments

Tel 0800 980 4937

www.preservationtreatments.co.uk

Triton supplies Type C waterproofing for landmark London scheme

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.