Parts of a building buried up to a depth of 1 metre are exposed to the period action of leaching water from precipitation and vertical capillary lift of moisture from the ground. Capillary lift is very much present in the ground which draws moisture from the depths and carries it even to the minimal buried sections of a building.
Therefore, all buildings should be protected to properly prevent any harmful effects from moisture. Smaller buried buildings can be protected using the DRACO BENT 300 bentonite membrane where bentonite granules as the active component that swell up when in contact with moisture from the ground, thus creating a water impermeable gel. The DRACO BENT 300 membrane is used to waterproof horizontal and vertical parts of a building. .
Applying horizontal waterproofing requires minimal surface preparation, and when satisfying the surface strength conditions, lean concrete need not be used. Simple to install even in difficult conditions, the concreting of reinforced concrete slabs directly over the membrane without providing protective and lean concrete significantly quickens the pace of constructing the building. Fixating the membrane onto building walls is done using the DRACO BENT 125 nails and washers, whereas the ending, directly under the terrain level, is additionally linearly fastened using Fe/Zn railings and sealed using the DRACO BENT 110 paste.
The DRACO BENT waterproofing system is comprehensive when using the DRACO BENT 100 granules, DRACO BENT 110 paste, DRACO WATERSTOP 500 strip and DRACO BENT 125 nails which ensure for all penetrations as well as critical and untypical details a reliable method of sealing.
The DRACO WATERSTOP 500 has wide application for concrete joint sections because when moist, it swells up and fills places containing segregation/gas pockets.