HYPERKOTE™ protection at Vale Park bandstand

HYPERKOTE™ protection at Vale Park bandstand

Dow Chemical’s HYPERKOTE™ waterproofing system was used during a project to repair the Vale Park bandstand.

Vale Park is located in New Brighton in the Wirral, North West England. The park was created in 1899 and the doric-columned bandstand with domed roof was added in 1926.

In 1999 restorative work to the Bandstand was undertaken to provide waterproof treatment to the dome roof and rainwater channels, refurbishment of performers changing facility, re-laying of staging, exterior painting and re-cladding to the rear elevation to improve security of the structure.

Unfortunately the waterproofing work did not stand the test of time and it became necessary for this work to be repeated.

A project to repair the bandstand was carried out in August 2014 by North West Construction approved applicator of the British Board of Agreement (BBA) certified VERDISEAL™, HYPERKOTE™ and TRAFFIDECK™ Waterproofing Systems from Dow.

After seeing the lasting effect of Dow’s system on Wallasey town hall, Director of North West Construction Ltd, Mike Ross championed the use of HYPERKOTE™.

He commented: “We took the decision to use the HYPERKOTE™ waterproofing system from Dow on the Vale Park bandstand because it was a concrete dome on a skeletal steel frame and movement was an issue.

“You also have to consider the HSE implications of this job, working at height together with the difficulty off scaffolding a dome and still being able to apply any sort of covering. With the HYPERKOTE™ spray applied system it allowed us to work off a Hydraulic MEWP.

“With the system being BBA Certified and the technical support given by Chris Glaysher of Dow this gave us confidence and the client peace of mind.”

HYPERKOTE™ waterproofing membrane was applied using specialist spray equipment to fully encapsulate and seal the Dome from the elements.

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