St George Wharf, London, UK
Integritank protects prestigious waterside development in South London
Integritank has proven to be the waterproofing solution for the architects and developers of two major high profile new-build projects in what have become very fashionable areas of South London.
St George Wharf in Vauxhall and Riverside West, in Wandsworth are prestigious developments of modern trend setting apartments, shops, cafes, restaurants and other leisure facilities.
The developments also incorporate underground car parks with concrete podium deck roofs which have been subsequently landscaped to form a communal courtyard.
St George Developments
Stirling Lloyd Contracts Ltd
- Integritank (SW) - George Wharf - Riverside West
The Application Part 1.
Part of the brief for the Architects for both projects was to ensure that a robust and effective waterproofing system was specified for the protection of these podium decks, not only for the decks themselves but also to ensure there was no water ingress or leakage through the deck which could damage the valuable cars parked below.
Dick Prior of Greenside Civil Engineers, contractors for the Riverside West project explained: “There are numerous sheet and liquid membrane systems on the market that claim to be ideal for this type of application, and we did actually try one or two of them. However, it soon became apparent that when it came to the critical areas, such as service entries and gully outlets, they were difficult to seal or were over complicated to install and could not provide adequate protection. Fortunately we were introduced to Stirling Lloyd’s Integritank which proved to be the ideal solution.”
Integritank is a two component liquid applied, seamless system based on Stirling Lloyd’s advanced resin technology which cure rapidly to form an extremely durable waterproof membrane.
Integritank is BBA certified and is ideal for waterproofing underground structures in both internal and external applications in accordance with BS 8102:1990.
The Application Part 2.
Having withstood the challenges associated with coating awkward details in critical areas, a number of other significant benefits of working with the Integritank system soon became apparent.
For example, the use of the Integritank System resulted in significant time savings. Not only was it quick to apply but also its rapid reactive cure is guaranteed and the membrane is cured within one hour.
In addition the areas where Integritank had been applied were able to accept the vehicular and foot traffic from following trades within one hour, whereas with some other systems the area would have to be kept clear for up to seven days, also requiring additional protective layers before accepting site traffic.
Another important feature of Integritank is its tolerance to moisture, humidity and low temperatures, resulting in it having the widest weather window of application, enabling it to be applied at any time of the year.
This combined with its superior mechanical properties and on site performance means Integritank has certainly proved to be the contractors friend and will provide high performance, long term, effective protection in keeping with the high quality of these impressive developments.
Integritank was able to provide a robust and effective waterproofing system for this prestigious development. Stirling Lloyd’s Integritank proved its ability to cover even the most complex of detailing – outperforming all of its competitors.
The ease of application and rapid cure times ensured the project kept on track without disruption. Thanks to Integritank this impressive development will be fully protected from water ingress for many years to come.