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WATERREPELL S

UNIVERSAL SILICON BASED WATER REPELLENT

BENIFITS

• Easily applied water repellent treatment giving a self-cleaning, hydrophobic surface to masonry, concrete
and asbestos sheeting.
• Excellent water repellent
• Excellent resistant to UV light.
• Minimizes efflorescence and prevents growth of fungus.
• Economical and very easy to apply
• Prevents entry of moisture into the walls, but allows the surface to breathe.
• Colorless hence maintains natural color of walls.

DESCRIPTION

WATERREPELL S is a ready to use, silane-siloxane based repellent which penetrates in concrete or cementitious substrates pores, providing an effective water repellent protective coating. Its UV resistant properties make the film durable for outdoor use. The use of silicone retards or prevents changes in the surface appearance by resisting the deterioration effects occurred due to atmospheric attack. Due to its excellent water repellent properties, dirt and other atmospheric impurities are washed off by rain and it’s clean appearance is maintained for a longer period. Also, WATERREPELL S prolongs the clear appearance of buildings and minimizes efflorescence.

USES

WATERREPELL S is suitable for external application to exterior walls of brick or concrete blocks, cement renderings, asbestos cement, concrete and all types of stone, including limestone. Also used as an injection damp coarse fluid and provides a durable barrier to water penetration of porous surfaces.

WATERREPELL S GIVES PROTECTION AGAINST:

• water Intrusion
• Salt Intrusion
• Weathering
• Spalling, Staining
• Efflorescence
• Fungi, Freeze-Thaw Scaling

WATERREPELL S CAN BE USED ON

• Architectural Concrete
• Structural Concrete
• Commercial Parking Garages
• Concrete Masonry Units
• Portland Cement
• Brick Masonry (non-glazed)
• Flagstones & Pavers (non-glazed)
• Limestone
• Sandstone

It is non-glossy and will not alter the color or surface texture of the natural substrate. This architectural grade sealer is 100% water vapor permeable and, unlike solvent-based products, is not hazardous. Water repellent S prevents moisture from seeping into concrete and also keeps damaging ice melting compounds from penetrating into concrete, making it especially ideal for use in parking garages where de-icing chemicals are required in order to protect from extreme moisture.

APPLICATION

Surface Preparation: All surfaces to be treated must be sound, clean and dry. Any defects and cracks, other than hair line cracks, should be made good. Dirty surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned and organisms such as algae or lichens should be removed. In no circumstances should detergents be used as they may reduce the efficiency of the treatment. The surface should be allowed to dry before the application of WATERREPELL S. WATERREPELL S should not be applied over mastics surfaces Glass, etc. should be protected against splashing during application.
Application: WATERREPELL S is supplied ready to use. Apply by brush or low pressure spray. The WATERREPELL S should be applied liberally so that it runs freely down the surface to about six inches below the point of application. When applying by spray, the pressure should be kept as low as possible to avoid excessive misting, and the nozzle held close to the surface. After application of WATERREPELL S, it dries within a few hours and becomes fully resistant to water in 24 hours. Brushes, spray equipment, etc. may be cleaned with water.

PACKING & COVERAGE

Packing: WATERREPELL S is available in 1, 5, 10, 50,100 liters carboys.

Coverage: 1Ltrs of WATERREPELL S will cover approx. 4 to 5 m2 of surface depending upon porosity and surface texture. Normally one coat is sufficient.

FAIRMATE MICROCRETE – INNOVATIVE FLOORING & WALL FINISHING

DESCRIPTION

FAIRMATE MICROCRETE is a Unique new age decorative product which suitable for application on Floors, Walls & even on ceilings. The Uniqueness of this product is that it can even be applied to create uniform surfaces with minimum possible number of joints. With the increase of the renovation market this product can be applied directly on existing coverings such as Ceramic Tiles, Mosaic Floors, Wood, Metal, Dry boards & Glass. FAIRMATE MICROCRETE is the product which is available in different color combinations & patterns. The surface finished with FAIRMATE MICROCRETE provides unique architectural look whether it has been applied in Living Room, bathroom, office or kitchen, industrial floor, furniture, external façade. FAIRMATE MICROCRETE can be easily applied upon existing coverings, such as ceramic tiles without removing them, allow us to quickly and easily change the look and shape of our space with low cost and in a short period of time.

USES

FAIRMATE MICROCRETE can be applied as per below described surfaces:

• On internal floors and walls,bathrooms on cement based substrate on floors and gypsum boards on walls.
• On external floors and walls, staircases and external whirlpools.
• On Internal floors and staircases over existing ceramic tile floors.
• On Internal floors and walls over existing ceramic tiles.
• On floors, walls and staircase inside swimming pools.
• Suitable on marble and porcelain sink, office, flower. pot, office, kitchen bench, heating panel and office
produced of cement board.

BENEFITS

• Small application Height.
• High Tensile & compressive strength.
• Available in Variety of Colors & Patterns.
• Can also be applied on existing coverings such as Ceramic Tiles, Wood, Dry Board, Naval Board, Glass etc.
• Available in Variety of Varnish coat finishes.
• Ease of application.
• Excellent bonding on variety of substrates.
• Suitable for application on Floors, Walls & Ceilings.

VISIT: http://www.fairmate.com/

FAIRFIX MORTAR – CERAMIC AND VITRIFIED TILE MORTAR

Why do we need to use tile adhesive to lay tiles, what are the benefits?
SAND-CEMENT conventional way of tile fixing
• Sand cement composes of Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) and sand. OPC is used for rendering and masonry while sand is normally river sand, which is hard to control grain size, cleanliness, and quality.
• Inconvenience to work with OPC comes in form of small bags and sand must be bought in huge quantity, which extensively occupy storage areas. OPC and sand must be relocated to another area for mixing and the process is dirty and dusty. Tiles need to be soaked in water for at least one day before being laid with sand-cement, and this is time consuming.

Tiles soaking in water

Time consuming and inefficiency

• To lay tiles with sand-cement traditional way is to apply the mixture of sand-cement in lump on tiles’ back so it has to be done with one tile at a time.

Aesthetic and de-bonding problem

• Without additive to help retaining water, mixture of sand-cement dries fast and then causes the difficulty to adjust the tiles after being laid. This leads to aesthetic problem of the line of tiles and also poor bonding strength, which will be the reason of de-bonded tiles later. Laying tiles traditional way by applying sand-cement mixture in lump at tiles’ back will create voids underneath the tiles and water can seep through. This creates white stain problem. Moreover, tile will be fragile at the area without any adhesive underneath.

Limitation of application

• Poor bonding strength of sand-cement mixture causes by dirt(mitti) in the sand and uncertain proportion of the mixture. Besides, there are limitations to use the mixture for laying following tiles in the following conditions.
• Low absorbent tiles
• Granito with 60 x 60 cm or greater size
• Glass mosaics – On polished substrates
• On existing tiles
• On substrates where subject to movement
• On the areas with high pressure and impact

Material wastage

Thick layer of sand-cement mixture must be used to lay tile traditionally in lump and/or to adjust the floor level, in order to gain its bonding mechanism. There will then be more loads onto structure. Moreover, there will be material wastage since the mixture dries faster than the application.

TILE ADHESIVE – FAIRFIX MORTAR – TECHNICAL WAY OF TILE FIXING

Tile adhesive is ready-mixed and specially formulated from special cement grade, selected fine sand, and additives to improve its essential properties for laying tiles. High performance tile adhesive can be used to lay tiles on existing tiles, on polished cement, on wooden substrates (with the use of primer), or on other special substrates.

Easy to use

It’s very easy to use tile adhesive, it will be already ready to use after just mixing with water. Bagging product makes it convenient for transportation process, providing low dust and clean working space. Tiles are not needed to be soaked, just un-box them and lay.

Fast

Notched trowel is normally and efficiently used to apply the mixture of tile adhesive on the area of about 1 m2. Tiles are then continuously laid onto notched adhesive and quickly adjusted into the lines.
Working quality
Optimum setting time of tile adhesive allows tiles to be easily adjusted within a certain period of time. It makes tiles being laid in line and gives the aesthetic final look. Applying tile adhesive with notched trowel provides full spread on back of tiles and will reduce many problems like broken tiles esp. on the corner, water seeping, and stain or efflorescent. Full contact of the adhesive on tiles’ back and substrate provides strong bonding strength and long lasting tiling work.

Variety of work

Tile adhesives are formulated according to specific applications such as to lay tiles, glass mosaics, large-size granito (up from 60 x 60 cm), to lay tiles on polished substrates, on dry wall system, on existing tiles without removing them, on external areas, parking areas, industrial areas, in swimming pools, and many more.

Economical reasons

Laying tiles by using tile adhesive with notched trowel requires less amount of material. Adhesive layer is a lot thinner than the mixture of sand-cement, and this leads to lighter load to building structure. A bag of 20 kg tile adhesive can be used to lay tiles on the average area of 4 – 5 m2. A bag of 25 kg tile adhesive can be used to lay tiles on the average of 6 – 7 m2. Area coverage depends on substrate smoothness, working tools, and skill of tilers.

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF TILE ADHESIVE- FAIRFIX MORTAR VS SAND-CEMENT CONVENTIONAL FIXING

Tile Adhesive- FAIRFIX MORTAR

Advantages
• Fast and efficient
• Easy to use, only mix with water
• Better bonding strength
• Can be grouted within 24 hours without waiting for the moisture to evaporate
• Applicable on existing tiles, many special substrates like polished cement, dry wall system, etc.
• Thinner layer

Disadvantages
• Higher price per bag
• Substrate needed to be proper leveled

Sand-cement Conventional way

Advantages
• Cheaper
• Laying tiles and leveling at the same time

Disadvantages
• Time consuming
• Tiles must be soaked
• Moisture can be accumulated beneath tiles
• Tiles are easily de-bonded
• Not applicable to lay low absorbent tiles like 60 x 60 cm granite or any larger sizes
• Not applicable to lay tiles on existing tiles, and on polished cement
• Not applicable to lay glass mosaics

FAIRFIX MORTAR confirms to IS 15477: 2004. It is approved by Bureau of Indian Standard vide ISI registration no. CM/L 3717363.

FAIRFIX MORTAR is composed of ordinary Portland cement properly selected & graded aggregates, polymer, rheology modifier & additives. It is used for fixing of ceramic tiles, glaze tiles, natural stones, etc. internally & externally over walls & floors with an added application of tile on tile because it gives excellent bond on cementitious surfaces like, concrete, plaster, etc. It forms a waterproof barrier between two surfaces and has excellent ‘grab’ properties of tiles to the substrate. It is specially designed for heavy-duty tile applications like granite, mosaic on internal/external vertical surfaces. Highly flexible adhesive also has an excellent waterproofing ability.

Areas of Application

• Permanent fixing of ceramic tiles.
• Fixing of insulating and acoustic boards.
• Swimming pool tile fixing.
• Large format tiles on internal/external applications.

TYPICAL PROPERTIES
Physical Appearance : Grey Powder
Mix ratio product: water parts : 3: 1 by volume
Open time@30 0C : 25 min
Adjustability time : 20 min
Trafficable time : 24 hrs


WATERPROOFING SYSTEM

Waterproofing system provides protection to the structure from water ingress. The practice of waterproofing dates back to ages where the different techniques used were bituminous, metallic sheet, poly-urethane based and so on.

The modern techniques used in waterproofing include:

1. Crystalline Waterproofing System

The crystalline waterproofing system works in a system where there are certain insoluble crystals which block the water bearing capillaries. This is a cement based system and is commonly used for the terrace gardens, balconies, basements, bathrooms, water tanks and other water bodies.

2. Flexible Membrane Waterproofing System

There are two main components involved for the successful working of the flexible membrane waterproofing system, Liquid Component and Powder Component. The liquid components acts as an acrylic emulsion and the powder component performs the function of a forming chemicals and fillers with polymer-modified cement. The combination of these two components forms slurry which is applied to the surface area needed to waterproof.

Importance of Waterproofing

Moisture and Humidity knows very well to find its way and seep into the interiors of your place thereby causing significant damage. It is very important to waterproof your home or building from all possible damage.

No waterproofing can lead to the development of cracks, paint peel off and even molds, mildew and air contaminants. It is also a great risk for the structure and foundation of the building. Not only for the building, it can also create health problems for the inhabitants. They also develop a musty smell which gradually increases making it difficult for the inhabitants.

Things to consider

Make sure you choose the best firm for waterproofing. If you select cheap waterproofing contractors you can also expect your work to be of cheap quality.
Before starting the waterproofing work give proper consideration to the area you need to waterproof in order to get an idea on the intensity of work to be done.
The right waterproofing system should be used according to their area of specification. That is, there are certain types of surfaces where crystalline waterproofing system is more suitable than the flexible membrane waterproofing system and vice versa. Though the products are of utmost quality there are fewer chances that you get the desired results.
Use the products before the expiry period. After which the application would not bring any desired results.

It is always recommended to go for those waterproofing companies which are BBB accreditation. In spite of spending a lot on this you deserve to get your waterproofing work last.

WATERGUARD LIQUID MEMBRANE

LIQUID APPLIED SINGLE COMPONENT WATER BASED ELASTOMERIC WATERPROOFING MEMBRANE

USES
WATERGUARD LIQUID MEMBRANE is a single component high performance waterproofing membrane with high elasticity and low water permeability. WATERGUARD LIQUID MEMBRANE is particularly suitable for a wide range of applications including wet areas, foundations, basements, terraces, retaining walls, bridge abutments, planters, inverted roofs and remedial repairs to felt, asphalt, concrete, fibreous cement or other roof structures when protected from exposure to direct sunlight.

BENEFITS

  1. Liquid application, easy to apply.
  2.  No Joints.
  3.  High build properties ensure rapid application.
  4.  High elasticity, ensuring a permanently flexible barrier over a wide range of temperatures.
  5.  Thermal stability.
  6.  Excellent adhesion.
  7.  Can be applied to a range of substrates.
  8.  Outstanding resistance to oxidation and brittlement.

 

DESCRIPTION
WATERGUARD LIQUID MEMBRANE is a highly elastic tough waterproofing system based on modified bitumens water based co-polymer. WATERGUARD LIQUID MEMBRANE is highly resistant to aggressive soils and soluble salts providing an effective continuous barrier and protection against water bourne damage. WATERGUARD LIQUID MEMBRANE is ideally suited as a vapour/salt barrier to building facades behind granite, marble, stone cladding, and curtain wall elements.