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Reinforcing Fabric vs Elastoproof Joint Band – What’s the difference?

Today I'm going to talk about Gripset RF Fabric and our Elastoproof Joint Band. The discussion has come up of recent times, where we've been asked why we don’t recommend the RF Fabric at all floor junctions, even though you can use it, and we have seen people using it with membranes with a sealant bond breaker. But I might have to go back in time to explain how we evolved with this one.

Are Bitumen products still the go to products in waterproofing?

When we started Gripset, we were pioneers in using bitumen technology and we were one of the first companies that had developed water-based bitumen technology and using with polymers. Now that's such a commodity-based system now, it's been bastardized, but back in the mid-80s it was fairly innovative and very, very different.

Liquid v Cementitious in Cooler Conditions

The cooler months present many challenges for waterproofing. Many of you may say that your clients don't realize that, they just want you to get over there and do the job whatever the conditions are. But you cannot battle with the Gods, and so when the weather starts to become colder and damper and wetter, you are restricted in what you can use.

Waterproofing Water Tanks

It's an application that is one of the most testing in any waterproofing application, and one that Gripset has been around and involved with for decades now. So first with the typical type of construction that you're going to have with water tanks, normally they are concrete, concrete poured, concrete block, rendered masonry, and now the other one that we see very...

Waterproofing both under and over screeds

There was a time when we used to just waterproof under a screed, tiled on top of those screeds and then found that the screed would get all wet, and even though the substrata would be protected, we'd have a mushy screed and that was retaining moisture in there, which is not a good thing, and that causes things like efflorescence very often on external balconies.

Particle board flooring

Many of you know it as yellow tongue, which is an industry terminology that's used out there. But particle board flooring has been around for many, many years in the construction industry. And somehow it found its way into waterproofing applications as a substrate for tiling and membranes in wet areas.