a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals’ super laykold can be used to safely seal ponds and water features even those containing koi fish.

It has been estimated that a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals has in more than seven decades provided waterproofing for at least 850 000 South African homes with super laykold, SA’s renowned and perennial bitumen waterproofing emulsion, almost from the outset paving the way for a.b.e.’s wide range of roof-sealing products.

a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals, which is part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group, today has several super laykold derivatives on the market, with the original all-in-one system still extremely popular with the DIY as well as contractor markets.

super laykold is a paintable bitumen emulsion which is used together with a.b.e.® membrane to provide a liquid waterproofing system that can be used even totally immersed in water. It is ideal for waterproofing areas such as flashings, parapet walls, flat roofs,  and also for sealing  joints, laps, and screws on corrugated roofs.

Elrene Smuts, a.b.e.®‘s Communications Manager, says among super laykold‘s many advantages are:

  • It is an all-in-one system which generally does not require the use of separate primers;
  • It has excellent adhesion and is tough, flexible and non-toxic; and
  • It can safely be used in potable water conditions, and is koi fish-friendly.

super laykold is packaged in one litre, five litres, 20 litres and 200 litres containers.

a.b.e.® also supplies super laykold in tape format, which makes application of the waterproofing product  easier to use. “The tape is self-adhesive so the home improver simply has to peel and stick it on areas that need to be sealed,” Smuts explains.

super laykold tape is a bituminous tape with a laminated aluminium reflective facing that seals and repairs leaky fibre cement or galvanised roof sheeting, holes and overlaps, valley gutters, downpipes, roof screws, pipe vents, ridging and capping. The tape is supplied in roll form in various widths and lengths.

Then, to refine South Africa’s premier waterproofing product’s capacity even further, a.b.e.® recently launched tear proof super laykold tape on the market. This thicker tape also offers excellent resistance to weathering, and maximum adhesion to metal, plastics, and primed concrete. The tear proof tape is available in 10m rolls and  widths of 50mm, 75mm, 100mm and 150 mm.

“Devotees of super  laykold will be glad to know that a.b.e.® is planning to expand this popular waterproofing family even more later this year. Further details will soon be released,” Smuts states.

More details about the current super laykold range are available from Elrene Smuts on tel 011 306 9000 or email elrenes@abe.co.za