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Preparing Waterproof Membranes That Passed the Recoat Window

Posted by Chase Corp Editor on Sep 19, 2022 11:03:22 AM

It’s said that two heads are better than one. The same principle applies to waterproofing membranes. Typically, you apply a layer of CIM waterproofing, wait for one to four hours, then apply your second layer. This is all after choosing a waterproofing membrane, of course. This is the recoat window for most membranes, and it marks the period of maximum adhesion between layers. That said, there are innumerable reasons why you may miss this recoat period.

It happens, and it isn’t an issue for experienced applicators. With the right tools and technique, you can abrade (rough up) the surface of the membrane to improve its ability to bind well after the surface has set.

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Topics: Liquid Applied Waterproofing, Membrane Surface Preparation, Waterproofing Membrane, recoat window

Innovative Waterproofing is the Future of Construction: New CIM 500

Posted by Chase Corp Editor on Jul 14, 2022 1:30:00 PM

The global waterproofing membrane market is on the rise. With a focus on infrastructure and housing options, growth prospects in the construction sector continue to rise. Markets (including the United States, China, Brazil, and India) are seeing above-average growth in new building opportunities and restoration projects, resulting in an increased demand for elastomeric and waterproofing membranes and other coating products.   

With rapid growth worldwide, CIM Industries and its selection of waterproofing solutions, namely CIM 500, has started to corner the market with its revolutionary technology. CIM 500 is a two-part cold liquid waterproofing membrane designed to meet the demands of buried or non-UV exposed applications.  

CIM 500: Durable Waterproofing

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Topics: waterproofing, Fluid-applied Waterproof Membranes, Construction

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