Ram Services Limited carries out structural waterproofing in a wide variety of environments ranging from the small and mundane such as vehicle inspection pits, to large structures where integrity against water ingress or egress is critical, such as reservoir roofs, basements, chemical storage bunds etc.
Structural waterproofing methods can include use of simple brush or roller techniques for smaller areas, and use of spray equipment or sheet materials where more extensive areas are involved or speed of application is critical.
Equipment available includes hot applied plural spray gear for polyurea and polyurethane based systems, airless spray units for single pack systems, and small worm pumps for cementitious materials.
As with all such work, surface preparation is paramount, and high pressure water jetting, abrasive grit blasting, Blastrac, diamond grinding and hot compressed air are just some of the methods used to ensure good performance.
Structural Waterproofing Information
Waterproofing systems include…
- fully bonded spray or otherwise liquid applied liquid waterproofing membranes
- loose laid and bonded sheet membranes
- cementitious slurry or render applications
- epoxy resin based coatings where chemical resistance is required
- polyurethane based systems where movement accommodation is critical
- UV, abrasion or slip resistant finishes
Structural Waterproofing Examples
Spray applied, liquid applied and semi-bonded sheet roof waterproofing applications to service reservoirs for Yorkshire Water, United Utilities and Anglian Water.
Sealing of roofs over conduit bridges on Thirlmere and Haweswater Aqueducts for United Utilities.
Resurfacing concrete in water treatment structures subject to chemical erosion.
Lining chemical storage bunds for Greater Manchester and Lancashire Waste PFI’s
Structural Waterproofing Case Histories…
Following a series of concrete condition surveys undertaken by Ram Services Limited in the period 2004-6, Ram Services were asked to develop a series of remedial procedures to deal with the long term affects of severe frost damage, poor original construction and the effects of reinforcement corrosion on two 27m long, three span aerator bridges. […]
Ram Services Limited wide range of expertise allowed them to assist Excalon at Maentwrog substation during a recent cable installation project. Scheme: Maentwrog Substation Problem: Cable Penetrations through RC Retaining Wall Solution: Diamond drilling of penetrations with watertight installation of cable ducts and of cables Client: National Grid Contract value £5,400.00 Work undertaken include diamond […]
Ram Services were invited to partake in a competitive tender process for strengthening of the under strength culvert, which included design of the strengthening works (and arranging an independent check) prior to implementation and the installation of CFRP materials on site. Scheme: Lancashire Waste Processing Plants at Thornton and Leyland Problem: Degradation of concrete chemical […]