Project Info

Navy Wharf 2nd - Water Feature

2016
Areas Repaired Floor of the Water Feature
Repair Types Grinding / Blasting Floor, Basalt Coating, Fiberglass Coating, Basalt Coating
Issues Leaks

Project Description

The floor of the water feature had leaks.

Waterproofing planters requires special care due to the weight and amount of water they carry when in use. This job required crack repair and patching, as well as the installation of a special liner made of fiberglass.

Crack repair
Traditionally speaking, two slabs of concrete cannot be glued together when there is a crack. This, however, is not the case through the use of our specialized materials which make monolithic 1.85 MPa adhesion possible. Not only can we repair concrete but also restore it to its original condition, even when wet. It works both on single cracks and concrete surfaces with multiple issues - no need for complete resurfacing. Such rehabilitation is even done on concrete surfaces that are combined with metal structures.

The following process is applied:

  1. Cracks are routed with a saw to create a V-groove to prep the area for repair.
  2. The crack is filled with Polyforce Plus Adhesive which ensures immediate and durable monolithic adhesion.
  3. The crack is patched with the polymer cement.

Waterproofing Polyforce Plus Primer is applied over the area.

Patching
Under traditional repair methods, patching requires a minimum of two-inch demolition in the affected area. The use of our unique products, Polyforce Plus, and polymer cement, permits thin-patch applications, making the job much more cost-efficient and faster.

Our patching process is as follows:

  1. Delaminated and unsound concrete is removed. 
  2. Polyforce Plus Adhesive is applied as an adhesive layer. Its impressive 1.85 MPa adhesive strength ensures monolithic adhesion.
  3. Within 40 minutes, the actual patch is applied. On very thin patches (less than a ¼ of an inch), Polyforce Polymer Cement is used; otherwise, regular cement.

Fiberglass Lining
As the last step of the rehabilitation process, fiberglass liner was installed in order to prevent future cracking that would normally be caused by  standing water.

Technical Details

Polyforce Plus Adhesive
The use of specialized product, Polyforce Plus Adhesive, permits restoration of the carrying capacity of the slab through monolithic concrete patching and crack repair, providing an alternative to complete slab recasting.

Polyforce Plus coating is tested to provide 25 years of freeze and thaw waterproofing with no degradation and water permeation. This material is rated to expand and contract with concrete, ensuring long-lasting adhesion of concrete patches due to its impressive 1.85 MPa adhesive strength (compared to 1.2 MPa tensile strength of the original concrete). This makes the patch and the old concrete slab work as one. 

Polyforce Plus, when mixed with basalt, achieves compressive strength of 150 MPa, making it ideal for surfaces that suffer high mechanical intrusion or increased and prolonged exposure to light acids.

Versatility of application and high strength of installation produce significant cost savings, when compared to traditional concrete repairs. 

Polyforce Polymer Cement
Polymer Cement was designed for fast and thin patch applications. When combining patch application of Polymer Cement with high-strength industrial concrete adhesives, many applications which would otherwise be too expensive to execute become cost-effective and feasible. Most typical applications include valley resurfacing, slope reversals, crack repair patches, and stair and balcony repairs. 

Polymer Cement is designed to perform in thicknesses ranging from 0.01 inches to 0.25 and beyond. The material performs at 99% dry finish volume. 

Polyforce Plus Primer
High-strength concrete primer is designed for two purposes: concrete waterproofing membrane and primer adhesive layer.

  1. Surface application of Polyforce Primer provides Waterproof Concrete Embedded Membrane rated to withstand 25 years of freeze and thaw cycles.
  2. Increased adhesive qualities of the primer eliminate surface debonding of top coat paint application. 

Polyforce Plus, when mixed with basalt, achieves compressive strength of 150 MPa, making it ideal for surfaces that suffer high mechanical intrusion or increased and prolonged exposure to light acids.

Versatility of application and high strength of installation produce significant cost savings, when compared to traditional concrete repairs. 


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