Fountains Roundabout, Chester

Client: Chester & West Cheshire Council
Type of works: supply of cold-applied waterproofing membrane

Chester & West Cheshire Council has returned Chester’s Fountains Roundabout to its former glory with the help of a cold-applied waterproofing membrane known as Kemperol from Kemper System.

The fountain has not been operational for several years, so having had the damaged concrete screed and original polythene sheet waterproofing membrane removed, specialist contractor, Castle Contracting, replaced it using a Kempertec AC Primer and Kemperol V210 cold-applied liquid waterproofing membrane.

Castle Contracting applied the primer and then the V210 cold-applied waterproofing system directly onto the 750m2 concrete bowl. The permanently elastic, seamless and tear-resistant membrane will provide a durable waterproofing barrier that will help to keep both the fountain and the pedestrian subway operational for many years to come.

Originally constructed in 1965, the Fountains Roundabout is a key landmark on one of the main arterial routes into Chester, with a fountain above ground and a pedestrian subway running beneath it.

Comments Keiron O’Mahoney, project officer from Chester & West Cheshire Council: “The subway beneath the fountain made selection of an effective waterproofing system doubly important but, thanks to Kemperol V210’s track record, we were confident in specifying the system.”

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