Working In Partnership with
Prokol Polymers UK - Mears & Lambeth Local Housing Authority Working Together
Prokol Polymers UK have been working with Lambeth as a client for over twenty five years, initially we were specified by a main contractor into Lambeth Council with our 8 second cure CE Certified walkway coatings. This overcoat or Prokol regeneration structural waterproof coating with anti slip was applied to 3000 m2 of communal cantilever walkway nearly 27 years ago. That coating was Inspected and I - audited for performance last year by a Prokol quality inspector at year 26 and had worn .only 1 of a micron over that period, the 136T seamless fast cure asphalt walkway coating gave the client a fast whole of life zero maintenance application with an initial 20 year manufacturer warranty, today that application is as good as the day it was applied by the approved applicators and warranty extended another 20 years so 40 in total. Prokol Polymers are working with end user and asset owner to develop key high performance product solutions which remove the need for future maintenance and service, and that would regenerate existing substrates without the need of costly removal and environmental impact with contaminant waste.
New Lambeth External Works Package Valued at £3.5m External -Structural Waterproofing
Prokol Had to Work with New Handrail Fixing Designs To Ensure The Structural Waterproofing Membrane Created a Continuous Tanked Finish, & Cover Both Substrate Mediums - Asphat To Metal. Prokol Specified Corrosion Inhibiting Primers That Were Appplied to the Base Sections of Metal Hadrails Where They Normally Fail and Degrade Causing Safety Issue & Costly Replacement. This Method is Four Times More Effective Than Standard Coatings Such As Paints, Powder Coating or Enamel Which Are Not Flexible, High Elongation Properties in The Prokol Membrane Were Key When Dealing with Transitional Details from Asphalt to Metal. Taking all Aspects into Consideration Thermal Movement and Load Deflections 3D Design from Prokol Were Created Supporting The New Application.
Completed Handrail Detail & Communal Walkway Hydrophobic Waterproofing Complete, Life Expectancy of This Application at 3 mm In Excess of 50 Years Minimum.
The Prokol Hydrophobic 136T 8 Second Cure Pure Polyurea Coating Has 330% Elongation, So Substrate Expansion Joints are Renewed Where Required & Then Sealed Into the Seamless Waterproofing Floor Coating - Most Other Systems Cannot Achieve This Level of Performance, They Finish at The Expansion Joint & Then Start Again On The Opposite Side Leaving Water To Ingress The Joints.
The walkway coating Prokol 136T is totally impenetrable and has high adhesion, 4 - 6 mpa (mega pascal) on concrete, highways standards is 1.2 mpa so over four times the standard. This high bond adhesion is also per mm so tracking water can run between the coating and substrate. As the membrane is also breathable any trapped moisture can release as well as it dissipating with gravity. 136T will also strengthen concrete by 50% and brickwork by 75% via containment.
Environmental Health & Other Key Benefits of the 136T Pure Polyurea Floor Coating - Cleaning & Maintaining
The 136T coating is fully hydrophobic and chemically resistant to acids from food, animal or human soiling. These stains will just dry on the surface leaving no odour. These chemical resistant properties play a key part in the products' attributes in hard wearing areas. If required the coating can be steam cleaned up to 180 degrees, but usually just soap and water will suffice. If necessary a further Prokol sealer can be applied over the waterproofing coating to aid in clean-ability where heavy abuse or heavy soiling is present. Prokol also offer small cordless scrubber cleaning equipment that comprises of two tanks, one clean water tank and the other to remove dirty water from the surface. Usually mopping surfaces see dirty water moved around and in non air drying temperatures autumn & winter mopping leave wet substrates, causing problems. Our automated system is aqua vacuum based and removes nearly all the excess dirty water from the coating. The Prokol structural waterproofing system is breathable & fully hydrophobic application. It is designed to halt the degradation and high cost of structural repair and redecoration. The existing open concrete or asphalt ssee's applications of strong cleaning chemicals to maintain cleanleness and environmetal health, but these high dosage's of cleaning materials will accelerate the structural degradation leading to more maintenance and more repair costs repetitively. Our automated cleaning system is supported by full certified training by the manufacturer to the estate cleaning services as part of a Prokol turn key solution.
Other Important Key Benefits of The 8 Second Cure Polymer - Stair Wells & Fire Escape Points Can Be Kept In Constant Use In Case of Emergency. Prokol Pure Polymers has Zero VOC's No Odour Water Approval BS6920
Old granolithic staircase with no structural waterproofing will be subject to future high cost structural repair, protection is paramount to keeping asset costs down. Here the approved Prokol applicators have already diamond ground the substrate and coated the leading edge under the handrail ready for the main 8 second cure coating to seal the concrete stairs.
Coated & Sealed Staircase Concrete with Prokol 136T Pure Polyurea
Human Soiling and Foul Smells Cannot Penetrate The Prokol Coating, It is Chemically Resiatant To Most Hard Acids, If Un - Protected The Foul Smells in The Substrate Will Only to Be Rejuvenated By Repetitive Cleaning.
Once complete the approved applicator will notify a Prokol quality inspector to survey all coated areas to sign off for 20 year minimum manufacturer warranty.
Prokol Inspector looks for Neat Crisp Clean Finish to Edges & Coating Consitency
As The Anti - Slip Finish Is Part of One Single Abrasive Resistant Application (NO AGGREGATES ARE USED TO ACHIEVE ANTI - SLIP) Different Levels of Finish Can be Agreed by The Client & Estate Services for Ease Of Clean-ability. If Higher Levels of Anti Slip are Required A Further Clear or Coloured Prokol Seal Can Be Added at Low Cost to Infill the Profile Troughs of The Anti Slip Finish.
Warm Roof Upgrades
Pre Condition Roof Surveys Were Carried Out to All Estate Blocks
Following a full assessment & pre - condition report of all the roof areas on this estate, it was found only three out of eight required a full strip back to the original substrate due to high moisture levels. Water ingress and damage was severe internally to all top level living spaces on the wet roofs, the other roof areas were able to be cost effectively warm roof overlaid. From the core sample results the thermal upgrades levels where calculated in conjunction with full condensation risk analysis.
Warm Roof Specification Submission
Visual 2D & 3D Roof Build Up Detail from Prokol Technical Are Bespoke to Each Asset
A full specification was prepared along with complete detail and build up drawing package. This Allows both the Client and approved Prokol Applicator full scope of project delivery meeting all expectations.
Main Insulation & Carrier Sheet Application - GRP Edge Trim Approved By Local Planning
Unlike a lot of traditional water resistant applications like felts and polyurethane liquids, warranties are usually void if the roof drains are not cleared causing sitting water, or foliage & plant growth is not removed.
With the Prokol Hydrophobic membrane its designed to sit underwater for life without degrading, plant growth cannot penetrate the chemically resistant membrane due to its high non penetrative tensile strength, these everyday issues will not effect the Prokol manufacturer warranties as its designed with zero maintenance in mind.
Seamless Encapsulation Stage Using Prokol 260FR Pure Polyurea Hydrophobic Membrane System
Fast Application of spray applied seamless membrane 250 m2 per day, all penetrations & protrusions are seamlessly encapsulated sealing the entire roof in one application, no joints means no risk of water ingress.Fully Sealed Protrusion Sealed into The Seamless Membrane, If this Needed To Be Replaced a Simple Seamless Repair will Keep the Membrane Watertight and in Warranty.