Along the foreshore of the Sava River, in the neighbourhood of “The Beauty from Lanište” as the sports hall is popularly called in Zagreb, the largest shopping centre in the region opened its doors. This most modern fourth-generation shopping and entertainment centre offers numerous novelties in the world of fashion, where the opportunities for waterproofing novelties was left to the experience waterproofing company DRACO.
How we overcame the challenge
Constructed in an area of a high-lying water table, this impressive building requires high waterproofing standards. Based on many years and successful work on designing waterproofing, DRACO offered a bentonite membrane solution for the structure situated in the ground. The unique properties of the encapsulation of the DRACO BENT 500 bentonite membrane with concrete was able to take place on the floor slab where the reinforced concrete slab was constructed over applied waterproofing without
The walls incorporated DRACO BENT 500 after concreting where well-compacted fill offers adequate pressure for the membrane to function. Given that the construction deadlines and technology required prefabricated methods, this meant numerous spots, critical places of possible water penetration for the waterproofing systems. To prevent the smallest possibility of water entering the building, these critical places, column collars, were treated with DRACO LASTIC 100 polymer cement coating along with additional sealing of contacts between the columns and collars using the DRACO BAND 100 working joint strip. Importantly, given that the high-lying water table resulted in moist surfaces which did not affect the placement of the bentonite membrane.