Technical Bulletins - Waterproofing Systems
ARDEX is committed to being the leading provider of technical support in the field. We believe our responsibility does not end with the manufacture of innovative, specialist solutions. Hence our technical advisers work with contractors and the ARDEX R&D team to provide solutions for specific applications.
Below is a sample of the bulletins available. Contact us for the detailed bulletin or help with anything out of the ordinary, if we don’t already have the answer we will certainly investigate. Call: +65 6861 7700.
Concrete Surface Preparation For Flooring, Membranes & Adhesives [TB058]
The surface preparation of concrete prior to the application of floor levelling compounds, screeds, membranes or adhesives is critical in achieving a quality application. All equipment for the correct preparation is available from hire companies, such as Kennards Hire, so there is really no excuse for not doing the job properly
Misconceptions about Membrane Flexibilities [TB073]
There is a wide misconception regarding the elongation properties of waterproof membranes and their ability to bridge cracks that form post membrane application. This bulletin endeavours to clarify the real meaning of elongation and elasticity in relation to bridging properties.
Installation Of Butynol Membranes & The Direct Bonding Of Tiles [TB077]]
In both new construction and, particularly in the growing restoration market, there is an increasing need for the installation of a thin film membrane to which ceramic or other types of tile can be directly fixed. This need arises from the lack of available height between the level to be treated and the adjacent surfaces.
Treatment of Swimming Pool Internal [TB088]
This Information Sheet is designed to detail the treatments necessary for the surface preparation and application of a waterproof membrane finish to a newly constructed concrete swimming pool prior to the application of a tiled finish.
Weather Effects [TB097]
This Technical Bulletin outlines some weather-related product issues that have been the subject of inquiries to ARDEX’s Technical Services, but also observations by ARDEX’s Research & Development Department. These concerns will be looked at, and solutions provided to assist in obtaining optimal product performance.
Maintenance Recommendations for Liquid Applied Membranes [TB208]
This document supplies recommended items and time intervals that shall be adhered to for the ongoing maintenance and performance of a roof or other area that has been coated with a liquid applied membrane as the final finished surface. The adherence to these procedures will ensure the continued coverage of the warranty during the nominated period.
Guide To Maintenance Procedures For ARDEX Butynol® And Weldtec Membranes [TB213]
This document outlines recommended procedures and time intervals for the ongoing maintenance and performance of roof or other areas that have had an ARDEX Butynol® or Weldtec sheet membrane (ARDEX WPM 712 and ARDEX WPM 715) as the final finished surface. Following these procedures will ensure the continued coverage of the warranty during the nominated period.
Tiling and Waterproofing over James Hardie Scyon Secura Flooring Sheets [TB215]
The following document details the recommended systems for waterproofing and tiling in an internal wet area and external balcony floor applications (where a habitable space is below), and also non-waterproofed tiled applications using the correct James Hardie Scyon™ Secura™ flooring product. It replaces Ardex Technical Bulletin TB193, all versions.
Guide for Reinstatement Procedures for ARDEX Undertile Membranes [TB225]
The purpose of this bulletin is to outline the procedures recommended by Ardex Australia Pty Ltd for the reinstatement of Ardex liquid undertile waterproofing membranes which have been damaged.
ARDEX Construction Detail Bandage [TB226]
This bulletin details the procedure to follow for installation of “Ardex Construction Detail Bandage” in conjunction with Ardex WPM001, 002, 155R and 908 membranes over expansion and construction joints externally.
Bonding Ceramic Tiles to Wet Seal Waterproofing Membrane Systems [TB227]
ARDEX Australia Pty Ltd has carried out extensive testing to determine the effectiveness of a number of ceramic tile adhesives when applied over the different types of ‘Wet-seal’ waterproofing membrane systems.
Summary of Applied Systems for Low Density Fibre-Cement Sheet Flooring [TB232]
Testing was performed on the three types of low density – light weight thick flooring sheets manufactured by James Hardie Australia. CSR-Cemintel and BGC-Innova, to confirm suitable waterproofing and tiling systems. This bulletin provides a reference summary for these systems.
Screeds & Waterproofing Membranes [TB243]
This bulletin is a brief introduction to membranes to be used with either bonded or unbonded toppings and should be read in conjunction with TB244 Screed System.
Butynol Rubber Membranes On Concrete Roofs [TB245]
Inquiries regarding the installation of Ardex Butynol Rubber Sheet Membrane over concrete roof slabs have included a number of frequently asked questions that are addressed in this bulletin
Exposed Bituminous Sheet Membranes [TB247]
The long successful history of bituminous sheet membrane installations as roofing membranes has led to these membrane systems being taken for granted with little or no maintenance regime to ensure the longevity and water tightness of the membrane system. This document provides guidelines of a maintenance procedure for these membranes that may relate to the warranty period.
Waterproofing & Tiling Over Existing Tiled Surfaces - Externally [TB251]
A quite common inquiry concerns the application of a waterproof membrane and normally new tiles, over an existing tiled surface, normally with its own membrane and possibly screed as well.
Weather and Related Site Effects on Liquid Membranes [TB257]
In this bulletin we will examine some of the issues that can arise from not following the recommended installation conditions, and have in the past resulted in difficulties and failures.
Reinforcement Matting For Waterproof Membranes [TB258]
When installing waterproof membranes, there is use of matting for re-inforcement at places such as joints and turn ups. There a number of different types of these materials, and this bulletin concerns the use of fibreglass matting vs Deckweb
Flood Testing Of ARDEX Waterproofing Membranes [TB266[
Ardex Australia manufacture and distribute a range of waterproofing membranes to the construction and remedial industries. The integrity of these membranes is often tested insitu (once installed) to determine ‘water fastness’ prior to commissioning for intended use. The testing is described as ‘Flood Testing’ and is performed once the membrane has cured sufficiently to allow tanking of the waterproofed area. If a situation is deemed critical, it is often recommended that ‘Flood Testing’ be performed prior to installation of any materials on top of the waterproofing membrane or material.