Preprufe® pre-applied waterproofing solutions
A high performance, fully adhered, pre-applied waterproofing system for critical below grade applications.
Challenges of below grade waterproofing
Below grade waterproofing is a standout challenge for any construction project. Leaks from groundwater, storm water runoff or irrigation water may impact the foundation of any building that's improperly waterproofed—and when concrete is involved, there are any number of ways that water can travel into and around a structure.
- Water can come up through the seams of a poorly designed or improperly installed waterproofing membrane
- Job site conditions such as dust can spoil the adhesion of membrane to concrete and prevent a system from performing as designed
- Imperfections, voids and cracks in concrete can create a pathway for water to migrate in and around a structure.
To manage the risks outlined above and meet the challenges of below-grade construction, a robust, high performing and easily installed waterproofing system is required.
Protect your building with a three-layer membrane
Comprised of a robust HDPE film, pressure sensitive adhesive and protective coating, Preprufe® forms a robust, permanent and aggressive adhesive bond with any concrete slab. Preprufe® products are specifically designed to perform in critical applications and incorporate Advanced Bond Technology™ to ensure fully adhered and long lasting product performance. This technology allows Preprufe® to form a continuous unbroken seal with the concrete for the design life of the project.
A proven, reliable waterproofing solution for critical applications
Preprufe® waterproofing Advanced Bond Technology™ creates a continuous, integral and permanent adhesive bond to concrete. This seal prevents the lateral migration of water into and around the structure and provides performance for the lifetime of the structure. In the case of a breach or installation error, this fully-bonded membrane ensures that water under hydrostatic pressure is unable to migrate between the membrane and concrete, therefore limiting the risk of catastrophic waterproofing failure. Independent testing and a 25+ year track record has proven that Preprufe® can resist lateral water migration at extremely high pressure – 70+ meters of hydrostatic head pressure. For this reason, Preprufe® systems are globally proven in the world's most critical applications.
Contractor friendly, straightforward installation to ensure performance and accelerate project schedules
Many systems in the market today require the use of welding or mechanically fastened laps. These installation requirements require a skilled installer, introduce risk to the installation and take time, effort and expertise. These methods requires a large crew and specialised equipment in addition to creating the potential for dangerous and unpleasant site conditions such as odour. In addition to the logistical challenges, these processes tend to be finicky— common jobsite challenges such as dust and moisture can easily result in incorrectly completed laps and details, both of which may result in expensive and costly long-term consequences.
By contrast, Preprufe® Plus can be applied with a minimal crew and requires no special equipment for installation. Installation is simple: a "kick-out" design allows workers to unroll a sheet in seconds. A dual adhesive ZipLap™ seam allows sheets to bond to one another easily, and the adhesive is designed to resist common nuisance conditions onsite - dust, debris and moisture.
With applications on mega projects such as the Alaskan Viaduct, the largest bored tunnel on Earth, Preprufe® has been proven the world over in critical applications. Over the last 25 years, builders have installed more than 650 million square feet (over 60 million m2) of Preprufe® in below-grade applications—there’s hardly a more trusted brand in waterproofing. For more information on how Preprufe® can benefit your project, contact GCP today.
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World Class combined waterproofing solution for Doha Metro Red Line South
- Key Benefits
- Applications Type
Preprufe® 300R & 160R membranes are unique composite sheets comprising a thick HDPE film, an aggressive, pressure-sensitive adhesive and a weather-resistant protective coating.
- Solar reflective
- Simple and quick to install, requiring no priming or fillets.
- Can be applied to permanent formwork
- Self protecting
- Heavy-duty grade for use below slabs and on rafts (i.e. mud slabs)
- Thinner grade for lighter applications and reverse tanking applications
Preprufe® CJ Tape are specially formulated two sided, reinforced pressure-sensitive tapes.
- Used in detail areas including end laps, penetrations and various tie-ins
Preprufe® Detail Tape is a specially formulated, two-sided, highly aggressive tape. It is a 50 mm wide x15 m long self-adhesive tape with a release liner.
- As a detailing accessory to the Preprufe and Preprufe SCS Systems
- Adhering Hydroduct® drainage composites and insulation boards to waterproofing membranes
Preprufe® Grout CEM 100 is a high strength, cementitious, non-shrink grout for re-profiling of pile heads prior to the application of Preprufe® Grout EG 75 or for concrete substrate repairs.
- Low permeability
- Shrinkage compensated (non-shrink)
- High bond to concrete substrates
- Rapid strength gain
- Re-profiling of pile heads
- Re-profiling of structural penetrations
Preprufe® Grout EG 75 is a high performance, solvent free, impermeable epoxy grout for maintaining continuity of Preprufe® waterproofing systems at pile heads and similar structural penetrations.
- High bond to substrate
- Rapid strength gain
- Pileheads and pilecaps
- Structural penetrations
Preprufe® SCS is a unique blindside waterproofing system specifically developed to provide a high performance waterproofing solution for shotcrete foundation walls.
- Post-injected grout fills and seals, providing ultimate waterproofing protection
- Aggressive bond to shotcrete resists lateral water migration
- Excellent resistance to hydrostatic pressure
- Durable system designed specifically to withstand the force of shotcrete placement
Preprufe® Tape is a specially formulated, two sided, reinforced, pressure-sensitive tape.
- Develops a continuous mechanical bond to concrete
- Used in detail areas including end laps, penetrations and various tie-ins.