Protect Your Membranes From Osmotic Blistering: Causes and Solutions

Posted by Chase Corp Editor on Mar 30, 2022 4:19:44 PM

There is a large misconception in the waterproofing industry that all cold fluid-applied waterproofing membranes are susceptible to osmotic blistering. But this is not the case. Over the years, costly waterproofing repairs have led to a lack of confidence in using cold fluid-applied waterproofing membranes in damp, wet, and immersion environments. Understanding what osmotic blistering is, knowing why it occurs, and choosing the correct product for each job will help minimize the potential for osmotic blisters.

 

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Topics: Surface preparation, membranes, Osmotic Blistering, Waterproof Preparation, Waterproofing Membrane

Which C.I.M. Waterproofing Membrane Is Right for Your Application?

Posted by Chase Corp Editor on Mar 16, 2022 12:05:49 PM

Chevron raised the standards on cold fluid-applied waterproofing membrane applications when they introduced a urethane coating system for synthetic running tracks in the 1960s. Over several decades, this urethane technology morphed into a waterproof bridge deck membrane, now widely recognized as Chase Industrial Membranes (C.I.M. Industries), the leader in the industrial waterproofing market.

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Topics: CIM Concrete Waterproofing, waterproofing, Bridge Deck Preparation, Fluid-applied Waterproof Membranes

How to Terminate Waterproof Coating Systems

Posted by Maribeth Taylor on Feb 9, 2022 2:27:17 PM

Identifying termination points and properly terminating waterproof coatings are two critical aspects of a waterproofing system’s long-term success. Whether you are applying the coating system to a roof, floor, tank, or fountain; in hot or cold climates; or to concrete, wood, steel, or any other construction materials, correctly terminating the waterproofing system is essential. 

Termination points are areas where the waterproofing membrane stops or is no longer applied.

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Topics: Coating Application Preparation, Liquid Applied Waterproofing, waterproofing, Fluid-applied Waterproof Membranes

Comparing Waterproofing Systems: Cold Fluid-Applied Membranes vs. Self-Adhered Sheet Membranes

Posted by Dean Linthicum on Dec 20, 2021 10:06:42 AM

Whether you are in the residential or commercial building industry or in the new construction or building maintenance business space, waterproofing is not something to be overlooked. Waterproofing systems work by creating physical barriers to water. They keep water out of places it doesn’t belong and in places where it does belong.

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Topics: Coating Application Preparation, Liquid Applied Waterproofing, waterproofing, Fluid-applied Waterproof Membranes, Membrane Surface Preparation, Water-blocking Materials

Selecting a Waterproofing Application Method - Hand vs Spray Applied

Posted by Maribeth Taylor on Nov 15, 2021 10:30:00 AM

With many varieties of elastomeric coatings on the market, it should be no surprise that there are many different application methods to consider. So, how do you choose the best plan for your next project? 

This article will focus on polyurethane, cold, fluid-applied, elastomeric waterproofing coatings. These products can be hand-applied using a brush, roller, or squeegee or with specialized spray equipment. The application method is often predicated by project conditions that influence the contractor's ability to apply the material as a uniform coating at the required thickness.

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Topics: CIM Cold Weather Application, CIM Concrete Waterproofing, Concrete curing, Hand Applied, Spray Applied

Mixing CIM Premix and Activator

Posted by CIM Editor on Apr 14, 2021 9:00:00 AM

It is critical that the appropriate amount of CIM Activator be mixed with the appropriate amount of CIM Premix. Therefore, each CIM product comes packaged with pre-measured quantities of Activator and Premix.

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Topics: CIM Activator, CIM premix

How to Properly Set up a CIM 1000 Cartridge

Posted by Nick Leuci on Nov 9, 2020 9:40:00 AM

CIM 1000 Trowel Grade Cartridges are ideal for small applications such as penetrations, joints, cracks and many other small repairs. Cartridges are commonly used for adhesion test patches and repair of CIM coatings.

Cartridges may be partially used and re-sealed for future use, eliminating excess waste where only a small amount of CIM is needed.   

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Topics: CIM 1000 Premix, CIM Concrete Waterproofing, waterproofing, CIM industries

Preventing Moisture Contamination During Concrete Coating Applications

Posted by Maribeth Taylor on Oct 28, 2020 1:15:00 PM

There's no avoiding the fact that concrete contains moisture, yet a critical component for successful adhesion of a coating system to a concrete substrate is having a dry substrate. Knowing how to test for moisture and addressing the conditions causing it are things all contractors should familiarize themselves with before applying coatings. Consulting with the coating manufacturer and reviewing the manufacturer's technical data sheets are excellent ways to gain this information. 

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Topics: Liquid Applied Waterproofing, Concrete curing, Preventing moisture in concrete

How to Select the Right CIM Activator & Premix

Posted by Editor on Sep 30, 2020 8:31:15 AM

CIM coatings have two components CIM Premix and CIM Activator. Each container has a color-coded label in order to assist with identifying the appropriate combination of CIM Premix and CIM Activator. Learn how to select the right activator and premix. 

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Topics: waterproofing, CIM industries, CIM Activator, CIM premix

The Vital Role of Balcony Waterproofing

Posted by Graham Wilson on Sep 3, 2020 3:00:00 PM

Exterior balconies are more than just features on buildings; they are places to host guests, read good books, and enjoy the views. For some, balconies become the focal points of living spaces. People think of the comfort of their living spaces but rarely think about how the building envelope (the exterior skin that acts as a barrier against water, water vapor, air and temperature) works until there is a leak or draft. That same building envelope that creates cozy living rooms and warm sunrooms and beautiful balcony spaces doesn't just provide comfort; it also provides critical protection to the entire structure, ensuring a safe living environment.

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Topics: CIM Concrete Waterproofing, Concrete Sealant, CIM industries, Balcony waterproofing

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