The problem of waterproofing failures and leaks in external environments is an all too familiar problem for building surveyors, architects, contractors and clients alike. A cold liquid applied waterproofing or combined waterproofing and surfacing system is an ideal and long-term solution for the successful protection of such areas.
Cold liquid applied resins or liquid plastics have proved themselves as reliable solutions in the construction industry for more than 50 years. Liquid applied resins consist of one or more components, which are applied on site as liquid, and harden as a result of a chemical cross-linking reaction or a physical drying process.
Reliable roof and other construction waterproofing poses no problem with the Triflex range of versatile, high quality solutions. All Triflex cold liquid applied waterproofing systems for roofing, walkways, balconies and terraces and car parks are user-friendly and provide flawless lasting protection in a simple single-process application.
Benefits of Triflex cold liquid applied resins:
Ideal for new build and refurbishment
Short site-closure periods due to minimal application processes amd rapid curing even at low temperatures
Easy to maintainCan be applied at temperatures down to -5°C
Proven, long-term durability
Zero flame / totally cold application
The future lies in cold liquid applied waterproofing and surfacing technology
Although Triflex has been manufacturing cold liquid applied waterproofing, surfacing and protection systems for over 35 years, liquid plastics can still be considered new technology when compared to traditional and sheet-applied materials.
These traditional and sheet materials are often applied using gas torches, gas burners and hot air guns, with temperatures exceeding 1000°C in some instances. Not only do these techniques involve significant health and safety risks to operatives and persons in the vicinity, they pose a real risk of fire to the structure. The use of hot works can result in materials smouldering and subsequently igniting even after the flame has been extinguished; many insurers now require that a fire watch is maintained for a minimum of 1 hour after the cessation of hot works.
Issues with hot works are largely the reason for the exponential increase in waterproofing and surfacing contractors increased insurance premiums in recent years. Many contractors have decided that the future lies in cold liquid applied resins based on proven technology.