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waterproofing is a delicate business and one of the most important part of any project, and yet the most trivialized by professionals in the building and construction industry in West Africa. The unfortunate consequences are tales of woes and avoidable damages often caused by leakages and water infiltration after the project has been handed over. …

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 Of interest to specifying engineers and architects is the new ACI 212.3R-10Report on Chemical Admixtures for Concrete. This official guide has a substantially clarified the confusion specifies face in the choice of waterproofing admixtures to specify for projects especially in areas susceptible to Hydrostatic conditions   ________________________________________________________________________________ This report examines three classes of admixtures that in …

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A few days ago an old prospect called me on a Sunday Morning, He happens to be the MD of one of the flourishing architectural firms in Lagos. The news was that the roof of his house was leaking, can my company send somebody down that same Sunday to inspect the building and recommend which …

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In the best of circumstances good concrete placement can be a huge challenge, throw in a hot weather day then you are in for an interesting experience. Just like high temperature can affect human beings, high temperatures can also negatively affect concrete curing, strength and durability. How does hot weather affect concrete? What should you …

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15th May 2012 Concrete Best Practices, Concrete Industry News, Concrete Waterproofing by Jillian Turner Keeping concrete watertight is a challenge. As a porous material, concrete can allow water to migrate through, corroding steel reinforcement, bringing in harmful chemicals and creating general livability issues. This is why most construction industry professionals use some sort of waterproofing …

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In the 21st century where increased knowledge in architecture and engineering has offered the building industry the opportunity to achieve hitherto unachievable architectural and engineering marvel, the place of admixtures cannot be under estimated. New building techniques and systems have only being made possible by advances in admixtures and construction chemicals. And with the increasing …

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In this article we address the common waterproofing mistakes made by professionals and applicators. This article is very timely because more often than not there is the constant blame trading on projects between contractors, project managers, and application companies whenever something go wrong. No matter how much the client has spent on a project when …

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NOT UNDERTAKING INDEPENDENT RESEARCH ON PRODUCT BEFORE USING OR SPECIFYING There are tons of information online about the different type of waterproofing systems and product. The American Concrete institute (ACI, the largest body of Civil Engineers In the world) which sets standards for all concrete and steel related construction has published a guidelines for choosing …

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Experts have emphasized over and over again, that waterproofing should be system based and not a product based. They reason for these is that a systemic approach ensures double protection and insurance against leakages. Take for instance, in foundation waterproofing, a combination of  Aquafin White Tube Technology, integrated into the form Work, Aquafin Admix 3rd …

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Above Grade, Terrace and Flat Roof Waterproofing Professionals and experts have stated that waterproofing is not just a product but a system. For us at Advanced Concrete Technologies, we understand this which is why we offer to our clients the best and the most advanced roof and terrace waterproofing systems.Because we sell solutions and not …

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