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

Cold Weather Tips for Applying CIM Membranes

Posted by Maribeth Taylor on Nov 7, 2018 2:06:18 PM

Winter application of CIM membranes

Cold temperatures can impact the curing of coatings.  Applications at colder temperatures, or below the manufacturer’s recommendations, require experienced contractors familiar with CIM products.  To achieve the best results, it is important to pay attention to the manufacturer’s application procedures. 

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Topics: Winter Waterproofing, CIM Cold Weather Application, CIM Industry, membranes

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