A high water table and a sandy soil site near the Yamuna River led engineers working on the new landmark Delhi One development in Noida to specify a high performance waterproofing membrane that would protect the substructure from groundwater. Grace Construction Products Preprufe® proved ideal, offering outstanding watertightness, proven performance and a simple application process.
Located 20 miles from Delhi, the massive new development features nine mixed use towers which comprise offices, shops, apartments and a hotel. In order to overcome the challenging site conditions as well as waterproofing around pile penetrations and diaphragm walls, the high-strength and fully bonded waterproofing system Preprufe 300R successfully met every construction challenge.
Proven at many of the worlds most challenging construction sites, Preprufe® offered the safest and most reliable waterproofing solution. The membrane provides zero water tracking, exceptional concrete protection and fully bonded waterproofing across 43,000m2 of basements.
Whilst preventing water penetration and migration around the foundations, it will also ensure the basements are kept completely dry. With a Grace certified applicator appointed to install the Preprufe® application, the landmark development will be kept watertight for many years to come.
Designed with synthetic adhesive layers, Graces patented Advanced Bond Technology enables concrete to aggressively adhere to Preprufe®, forming a unique intimate seal which prevents any water migration between the waterproofing and the structure, substantially reducing the risk of leaks.
No other system on the market protects a substructure from the harmful effects of water, vapour and gas better than Preprufe®. It can also be applied on wet substrates and is immediately trafficable after application, which makes for fast and easy installation.
The Preprufe® membrane utilises an advanced acrylic surface coating, specially developed by Grace, and simplifies the installation process by removing multiple layers and complicated detailing. Protective layers of concrete or boards are eliminated, reducing the depth of excavation and spoil, whilst the number of materials to be sourced are minimised, all accelerating the critical path of the programme to ensure the project was delivered on time.
For more than 30 years, Grace has developed innovative technologies and time-tested products to provide waterproofing solutions for virtually all above-ground and below-ground applications. Today, billions of square metres of the companys waterproofing membranes have been installed on the some of the most challenging projects and in the most aggressive environments all over the world.
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