Surface areas should be dry, clean and sound, free of voids, sharp protrusions or contaminants. The surfaces shall have a light steel trowelled or fine wood float finish.
1. New Areas
Prime all surfaces with bitu.prime, including all verges, and around outlets and protrusions and allow the solvent to flash off. Extremely porous surfaces should be re-primed.
Strip existing waterproofing before priming all surfaces with bitu.prime, including all verges, around outlets and protrusions and allow the solvent to flash off. Some existing waterproofing materials may be overlaid only in consultation with the a.b.e.® Technical Representative concerned.
- abedex® unigum or abedex® F-SR 3 mm
- abedex® unigum or abedex® F-SR 4 mm
- abe.®drain G
Full bore outlets, pipe upstands to have a square metre abedex® unigum 4 mm or abedex® F-SR 4 mm bonded to the surface including their gussets. All internal and external corners to have a gusset fitted, 100 mm x 100 mm, using abedex® unigum 4 mm or abedex® F-SR 4 mm prior to the commencement of the waterproofing application.
Apply the first layer abedex® unigum 3 mm or abedex® F-SR 3 mm, non-woven polyester reinforced.
Apply abedex® unigum 4 mm or abedex® F-SR 4 mm, non-woven polyester reinforced having side and end laps of 100 mm and 150 mm respectively.
A minimum of 150 mm sould protrude above finished ground level.
The rolls are to run parallel to each other, centrally staggered tobprevent joints overlapping.
See data sheet ‘Six Golden Rules’.
Protection / Drainage Layer
Prior to backfilling a suitable protection board like dura.sheet 10 mm thick or abe.®drain G must be positioned against the waterproofing membrane followed by a stone free river sand followed by general back fill material to prevent damage to the waterproofing membrane by stones, rocks, rakes or shovels etc. or for drainage include abe.®drain G against the waterproofing followed by a stone free river sand followed by general back fill material to prevent damage to the abe.®drain G by stones, rocks, rakes or shovels etc. to assist in leading excess water to suitable agricultural drains and outlets as per engineers detail.
Counter flashing over the balance of the parapet is recommended using super laycryl incorporating abe.® membrane, details as recommended in our datasheet. Ensure the lap over the torched membrane is at least 150 mm.
Specific attention must be given to the detail work when waterproofing the outlets to prevent ingress of moisture.
abedex® waterproofing membranes shall only be installed by contractors accredited by a.b.e.®.
Care must always be taken when working with open flames, potential fire hazard, and molten bitumen from the process, employ safety equipment and clothing where necessary.
All the products are to be applied in accordance with the manufacturers instructions.
All relevant data sheets are to be carefully read for additional information.
This data sheet is issued as a guide to the use of the product(s) concerned.
Whilst a.b.e.® endeavours to ensure that any advice, recommendation, specification or information is accurate and correct, the company cannot – because a.b.e.® has no direct or continuous control over where and how a.b.e.®’s products are applied – accept any liability either directly or indirectly arising from the use of a.b.e.®’s products, whether or not in accordance with any advice, specification, recommendation or information given by the company.