Surface Preparation

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.

Substrates and Falls

Screeds are to be sand cement laid to minimum falls of 1 in 60, the strength and thickness as per engineers specification. The moisture content is not to exceed 7% prior to torchon applications.

Should light weight screeds be employed an additional sand cement screed is to be placed on top of the light weight screed, the strength and thickness as per engineers specification.

Under no circumstances must the torchon material be applied directly onto the light weight screeds.

Special care must be given to all expansion/construction joints, refer to your a.b.e.® Technical Representative concerned for specific details.


New Areas

Prime all surfaces with, including all verges, and around outlets and protrusions and allow the solvent to flash off. Extremely porous surfaces should be reprimed.


Strip existing waterproofing before priming all surfaces with, 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.® AT 4 mm = single layer
  • abedex.® AT 4 mm and abedex.® V-SR 3 mm = double layer

Full bore outlets, pipe upstands to have a square metre abedex.® AT 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 AT mm prior to the commencement of the waterproofing application.

Apply the first layer abedex.® AT 4 mm.

For the double layer apply abedex.® AT 4 mm and abedex.® V-SR 3 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’.

Pavers as a Trafficable Surface

Prior to the sand and paving installation, cover the abedex.® AT 4 mm by applying:

  1. malthoid 3 Ply over the entire area as a protection layer having side and end laps of 100 mm respectively, followed by the geomembrane to receive the bed of sand to prevent sand washout.
  2. Detailing of outlets to be discussed with a.b.e.®representative. The pavers are to be laid on a clean river sand bed as per engineers details.

Counter flashing over the balance of the parapet is recommended using super laycryl or super laykold incorporating abe.® membrane, details as recommended in our data sheet. Ensure the lap over the torched membrane is at least 150 mm.

Drainage Outlets

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.

Important Note

This data sheet is issued as a guide to the use of the product(s) concerned. 

Whilst a.b.e.® endeavors 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.® products are applied.