Waterproofing Solutions | Recent Projects
SANI-TRED® offers waterproofing solutions for pools, basements, foundations, ponds, roofs, decks, and much more! With endless product applications SANI-TRED® has been trusted in a wide variety industries such as zoos, factories, fire stations, and more.
The best part about SANI-TRED® is you can easily apply it yourself. If your a contractor or a homeowner looking for a DIY waterproofing solution, The SANI-TRED® is the perfect product.
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Recently Premier Concrete Coatings of Columbus, Ohio (http://pccofcolumbus.com) had the opportunity to repair and finish an industrial concrete area for a power plant. The industrial client had recently had 4000 sq. ft. of concrete foundation poured in the winter about a year and a half ago. They were now witnessing their concrete flake, pop, and deteriorate from weather overtime. They were concerned their concrete was becoming a trip hazard and worried eventual holes would start appearing.
After consultation, the client chose the Sani-Tred system to prevent further damage and enhance the surface with the benefit of slip-resistance. The Sani-Tred system penetrates the concrete floor which ultimately prevents water from not only sinking in, but also from not allowing it to come up from the ground. Thus, preventing water from expanding and causing the flaking, popping, pitting, etc – the problem their concrete was experiencing.
In the end, the industrial flooring client was ecstatic about the outcome of the Sani-Tred system. Premier was complimented on the benefits of slip-resistance, clean look, and the actual waterproof ability of the surface (it rained on the following day).
Tim Beer of Courtim Coatings in Goshen, Indiana was recently approached by a local public swimming pool whose surge pit was leaking and in desperate need of repair. A surge or balance pit is used to pump water displaced by swimmers back into a swimming pool to maintain a constant level. Tim first cleaned the entire pit, and then applied PermaFlex to prime the concrete. He then used our Liquid Rubber Base (LRB) to seal all cracks and orifices. Finally, he used PermaFlex to top coat the pool. With minimal downtime, the pool was ready for continued use with no leaks.
We recently ran across a huge DIY Wood Fish Tank project using Sani-Tred. Rob Strngl from http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com built this huge 1700 gallon tank that’s dimensions are an amazing 10’x5’x4.5′.
I did some online research into other people’s large DIY builds, but never found anything that I would want to do. The closest thing I found was poured concrete builds. But I figured there were ways to save on materials. There are lots of different purchasable units available out there too that would come close to the cost of building it, but it would be impossible to get it into the basement or would very much limit the size. We can’t have that.
My plan was to use a corner of the basement, taking advantage of the 8″ thick poured concrete walls and the floor of the house. Building a free-standing unit seemed like a waste of resources, as something that large would never get moved regardless. So I decided that I might as well use as much existing structure as possible, and I found my basement corner perfect for this.
We ran across this great idea for building a DIY backyard pond using an old satellite dish, and Sani-Tred products. This article was originally featured in Farm Show magazine in 2007 (http://www.farmshow.com/a_article.php?aid=19874).
Old satellite dishes can be used to make low-cost small ponds for wildlife, says Freida Davenport, Sheffield, Texas, who converted an old satellite dish into a concrete-lined bird bath. Davenport, an environmentalist and birder who operates “Ranch for the Birds”, a bed and breakfast located on a private ranch. Because of the size of the ranch and the abundant wildlife in the area, guided tours are furnished.
“Sheep, goats, deer and especially birds love the pond,” says Davenport. “Water is piped into the pond from a nearby 40-ft. dia., 7-ft. high tank that’s fed by a windmill. The sound of dripping water causes birds to come in. My friend Lynn Holland provided the dish and helped out with the project.”
They dug out a hole in the shape of the dish, then put the dish in it. The dish’s center hole was covered with wire mesh to hold concrete. Then they mixed concrete and plastered it on the inside of the dish, mounding the cement up into a rim around the top of the dish to keep heavy animals from breaking it down. After a few days of keeping the cement wet to prevent cracking, they let it dry and then applied Sani-tred, a rubber compound, to waterproof/seal the pond. “The sealant will keep the pond from leaking if the cement ever does crack,”says Davenport.
“I planted some pond plants such as lily pads and mosses to add oxygen so the water stays clear all the time. Now frogs and water bugs have made themselves at home in the pond, too,” notes Davenport.
Many today are looking for alternative heating methods that are environmentally friendly, or “off the grid.” One option is using a Water based heating system heated by solar power, wood, or oil burning. We found this post which initially appeared on www.lucubration.com it has some great plans for building a plywood tank with Sani-Tred.
Building a Thermal Plywood Tank With Sani-Tred
The storage tank is an optional but very helpful component in the system. Without the ability to store heat, a wood boiler needs to “idle” the fire whenever there is no house demand. Although they can do this, it is inefficient and builds creosote. This also wastes solar input (when available). Storage changes this equation by allowing solar to be stored whether DHW is required or not, and by allowing a wood fire to be run at full output, eliminating creosote buildup and allowing fewer, larger fires to be built.
Storage Tank Design
BuildItSolar has links to projects built by others that you can use as inspiration. I followed a similar route to Gary Reif, although due to space and cost considerations I went with a shorter, wider profile (48″W x 88″L x 48″H inner dimensions). Allowing 3″ of air space for solar drain-back, and knowing that a cubic foot of water is 7.48 gallons, this tank can hold over 820 gallons of water.
Jeff Adams of Wisconsin recently partnered with Sani-Tred on part of the restoration of his families lake house built in the 1880’s. “The BOATHOUSE” is an iconic house built on Lauderdale Lakes in Wisconsin in the Prairie School of Architecture. In the 1920’s Gangsters and their glamorous woman (or sometimes women) would come to The BOATHOUSE to rehearse, regale and naturally, romance. (more…)
Cory Powell from Renew Bermuda recently sent us pictures of a pool restoration that included Sani-Tred products. A 45+ year old concrete pool was completely renovated. Major repairs were addressed, coping stone was removed and original cement render throughout was removed. Once repairs were made they followed the Sanitred guidelines with regard to Permaflex and LRB joints and seems being filled followed with a 2 coat application of Permaflex throughout as well as to the coping. A double overcoat of 2 part white epoxy was then coated to the interior with pink tinted epoxy to the coping stone.
Waterproofing elevator pits is just one of the many uses for our products. Take this recent project for example from Carlos Touzan of TG Oil Service done in Miami, Florida.
This pit had not just inches – but over a foot of water in there on a regular basis. Water was flowing up past the pit light fixtures causing problems and water was reaching close to the piston packing. Apparently water and electricity don’t mix well 😉
Carlos stressed the following points to the building supervisor:
- Once water reaches the packing it will cause damage and start corrosion on the piston. If the piston gets rust it will cause the packing to leak and the elevator will be unsafe for use.
- The elevator service provider may decline to perform any repairs because of the existing unsafe conditions which will result in elevator downtime.
- Water and oil accumulation will cause bad odor and over time, it could potentially become hazards.
- The amount of water currently in the pit could easily cause damage to the traveling cable causing expensive repairs and long periods of downtime as well.