SA Roofing September 2017 // Issue: 93 - Page 14

PROJECTS Two Oceans Aquarium receives waterproofing upgrade a.b.e. Construction Chemicals supplied a wide range of products for the refurbishment of the waterproofing system to Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront aquarium predator and kelp tanks. The Two Oceans Aquarium water proofing work in progress. a.b.e. – part of the CHRYSO Southern Africa Group – supplied products for new waterproofing for the Waterfront’s Two Oceans Aquarium upgrade. Steff Dalton, a.b.e. waterproofing consultant in the Western Cape, says the project also involved new waterproofing of the aquarium’s public and service areas. a.b.e. approved applicator, Sky Waterproofing, was awarded the contract to 12 SEPTEMBER 2017 RESIDENTIAL // COMMERCIAL // INDUSTRIAL install new waterproofing to all the horizontal and vertical areas around the 21-year-old tanks. Roof slabs, external tank walls, damp-proof courses, door thresholds and other ancillary areas are included in the contract for the client, Two Oceans Aquarium Trust. Dalton said the main contractor, Haw and Inglis, handled the removal of the existing waterproofing systems as well as the installation of new granolithic sloped screeds. “The areas were primed with a bituprime, followed by a 4mm layer of Index Fidia P4 and 4mm layer of Index Testudo to the flat areas. The plinth and ramp areas were given an additional third layer for maximum protection. The three- ply Malthoid was then applied as a protective layer prior to the sand and concrete paver slab installations. The flat