How to Successfully Apply Cold, Fluid-applied Waterproof Membranes

Posted by Dean Linthicum on Jul 1, 2020 1:15:00 PM

Cold, fluid-applied waterproofing membranes are popular choices in the construction and building industries because of their versatility in areas where traditional sheet waterproofing or hot-applied membranes are not options. Cold, fluid-applied waterproofing membranes can be applied to both vertical and horizontal surfaces and, when installed correctly, should last for many years. Understanding and following the installation guidelines will help ensure the application's success. Cold, fluid-applied waterproofing membranes’ robust physical properties and long-lasting performance are why manufacturers publish application and installation guidelines that must be followed.

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Topics: CIM Industry, CIM Concrete Waterproofing, Concrete Waterproofing, Concrete Sealant, Fluid-applied Waterproof Membranes

Safety Is Top Priority When Working in Confined Spaces

Posted by Maribeth Taylor on May 28, 2020 9:15:00 AM

The construction industry faces many safety challenges as the work environment is always changing in response to the specific job at hand. One of the most challenging environments is working within confined spaces. There are numerous safety regulations in place meant to keep construction workers safe.

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Topics: CIM 1000 Premix, Concrete coating, CIM Concrete Waterproofing, Potable Water Tank, Concrete Waterproofing, CIM industries, Water Treatment

8 Reasons Why Hiring a Trained Applicator is a Smart Move

Posted by Graham Wilson on Feb 20, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Waterproofing, how difficult can it be?  You purchase the product, get either the sprayer, squeegee or brush ready for application, then spread the material and let it cure, right?  Not quite.  Waterproofing certain areas is a crucial component of many architectural and industrial projects.  While the process may seem simple, there are several factors requiring close attention to ensure the best outcome for the project.  Most important among those are product selection and application. 

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Topics: Trained Applicator Program, Training, CIM industries

Come and visit us at WOC & IRE Shows

Posted by Nick Leuci on Jan 21, 2020 1:53:56 PM

We are pleased to announce that Chase Corporation will be exhibiting at the World of Concrete and the International Roof Expo during the week of February 3rd 2020. 

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Topics: waterproofing, World of Concrete, International Roofing Expo, tradeshows

The Role of Consultants in the Waterproofing Industry

Posted by Dean Linthicum on Jan 7, 2020 1:15:00 PM

The importance of a well-built building structure is often taken for granted until failures start to appear. These deficiencies can be minor or major, but the results are often catastrophic. This is why consultants play an important role in the waterproofing industry and may add in saving you money in the long run. They add an extra quality assurance check before construction or after a roof or deck fails.

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Topics: Concrete coating, CIM Industry, CIM Concrete Waterproofing, Concrete Sealant, waterproofing

What Exactly is a Building Envelope?

Posted by Nick Leuci on Oct 31, 2019 10:14:00 AM

What is a building envelope? 

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Topics: CIM Industry, 4EvaSeal, Building Envelope

Improper Mixing Techniques Leads to Failed Coatings

Posted by Maribeth Taylor on Oct 8, 2019 2:00:00 PM

 

Environmental conditions can wreak havoc throughout all phases of a coating’s application, but what happens when the wrong tools are used during the mixing process or the material is mixed incorrectly?  To avoid negative effects of improper mixing, the manufacturer typically provide technical datasheets, application guidelines, and technical support to aid in the completion of a successful application. 

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Topics: Liquid Applied Waterproofing, Mixing techniques

3 Steps to Tie Cold, Liquid Applied Waterproofing with Hot, Rubberized Asphalt Membranes

Posted by Douglas Campbell on Aug 6, 2019 10:00:00 AM

The most common method employed to tie into an existing hot rubberized asphalt system is to use more hot applied asphalt. This involves using hot kettles and can present some jobsite challenges, such as mobilization issues, safety concerns and foul odor. Cold-applied membranes can address all these concerns. Consult the manufacturer of the cold liquid-applied membrane to verify approval of application procedures. Manufacturers may be able to offer case histories, detail drawings, and application guidelines to help provide technical support needed for tie-in methodology.

Most methods, however, will include the steps listed below.  

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Topics: Concrete coating, CIM Cold Weather Application, Liquid Applied Waterproofing, Rubberized Asphalt Membranes

How to Extend the Service Life of Your Cooling Tower

Posted by Maribeth Taylor on Feb 27, 2019 3:15:06 PM

Cooling towers are often considered a challenging environment for coating systems. 

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Topics: CIM Industry, Concrete Waterproofing, cooling tower

4 Types of Waterproofing Warranties Explained

Posted by Dean Linthicum on Jan 23, 2019 11:00:00 AM

A waterproofing warranty is a legally binding agreement which a company guarantees that some or all its work will be free of defects, typically for a specific length of time, and is normally approved and signed by both the owner of the project as well as a representative of the company manufacturing the product. A warranty provides for a remedy in case there are certain problems with the product provided to the customer.  The intent is to provide peace-of- mind to the customer, ensure the product is backed by the company and is consistent with claims related to performance and reliability of the product. If you purchase a waterproofing solution and later discover that it’s defective, you can file a claim with the company – assuming the waterproofing solution is still under warranty – to recoup some or all the cost related to the product.  A warranty is essentially a company’s assurance that its product will live up to its claims.

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Topics: Concrete coating, CIM Industry, CIM Concrete Waterproofing, Concrete Waterproofing, Waterproofing tiles