Nick Leuci

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More On Waterproofing The World Trade Center Fountains

Posted by Nick Leuci on Aug 27, 2018 10:36:00 AM

The World Trade Center memorial (WTC) in New York City contains two enormous fountains which presented many waterproofing challenges

The contractor team spent over 18 months installing the concrete waterproofing system that was selected for the job. Here are the methods utilized:

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Topics: Concrete Sealant, World Trade Center Memorial, Concrete Waterproofing

Waterproofing The World Trade Center Fountains

Posted by Nick Leuci on Aug 9, 2018 10:00:00 AM

When designers started to plan what would become North America’s largest man-made waterfalls (World Trade Center Memorial -WTC) in New York City, they faced a number of challenges. One of the biggest concerns was how to contain vast quantities of water while preventing infiltration into underground structures.  

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Topics: Concrete coating, Concrete Waterproofing, Concrete Sealant, World Trade Center Memorial

Common Waterproofing Mistakes are in the Details

Posted by Nick Leuci on Mar 28, 2018 1:01:00 PM

Waterproofing membranes, waterproofing coatings, and waterproof linings are terms that can be applied to a wide range of products.  They can be cold-applied liquid products, hot-applied products, peel-and-stick membranes or thermoplastic linings to name a few.  All these products provide a good barrier to water when used under proper circumstances.  So, why do so many installations leak?

 Left image: reinforcing fabric installation on a roof

 

The presence of leaks can almost always be attributed to poor attention to the waterproofing details, including:

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Topics: waterproofing tapes, CIM blog topic

Documenting Your Coating Application Is Important!

Posted by Nick Leuci on Sep 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Experienced contractors know that documenting the activities of a coating, lining or waterproofing application can be the key to a successful job.  The purpose of documentation is twofold:

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Topics: Blog, CIM blog topic, CIM Documentation

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