Kemper System provides complete protection for fountains and planters which endure constant water submersion and exposure including the flashing of irrigation systems. They form a monolithic, seamless membrane that fully adheres to the surface. Kemper System waterproofing membranes are compatible with stone, pavers, concrete or tiles and offer a variety of design options. They are rot and root resistant and withstand bio-deterioration making them an ideal solution for waterproofing fountains & planters.
|•||Monolithic, seamless membrane that fully adheres to the surface|
|•||Self-terminating, eliminates pitch pockets, term bars, fasteners and adhesives|
|•||Rot and root resistant, impervious to bio-deterioration|
|•||Resistant to ponding water and ice|
|•||Compatible with stone, pavers, concrete or tiles|
Replace the existing waterproofing membrane to correct problematic leaks within the fountain and plaza of the landmark ice rink.
Kemperol waterproofing membrane was installed throughout the fountain and extending onto the plaza deck. Membrane was buried beneath stone slabs that formed the fountain cladding.
Provide long-term protection of 10,000 square feet of habitable space
below extensive garden and fountain treatment with 24/7 operating water
Complete removal and replacement of tile and existing membrane and reinstallation of tile over the new Kemperol membrane.
An 80,000-square-foot open plaza area with difficult vertical flashing details which required a seamless membrane with many areas covered with soil.
Installed a Kemperol V210 membrane which completely adhered to flashings,
protecting the high-end businesses located below the plaza area.
Owner required that no aspect of the membrane could be visible from the
plaza located over the parking garage.
Kemper System provided full waterproofing of the 60,000-square-foot plaza
with Kemperol V210 membrane with a granular surfacing system.
“Fallingwater” is regarded as one of the best-known buildings of the world-renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) who built this legendary private house in America’s Allegheny Mountains from 1935 to 1937. The stone facade of the house owes its horizontal composition to the projecting reinforced concrete balconies and overhanging roofs. Structural flaws and the natural position of “Fallingwater” had led to the need for comprehensive repairs in 2002. Kemper System membranes were applied on approx. 1,000 sq. ft. of flashings. The name, which on the one hand describes the romantic glorification of the position within natural surroundings, also describes the problem of the architecture itself. Moisture is always present around a waterfall, a real tour de force for any waterproofing system.
Thanks to its permanent elasticity, Kemper System membranes are able to accommodate structural movements. A chemical reaction causes the liquid waterproofing material to form a full bond with the substrate, thus ruling out the risk of moisture seeping underneath. These characteristics mean that critical joints and junctions between different materials, in the case of “Fallingwater” stone and concrete, can be waterproofed with Kemper System membranes. They remain permanently elastic even under severe climatic conditions; they are rot and root resistant and offer a peace-of-mind waterproofing solution for critical areas.
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The award winning water feature at the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airportcreates creates a calm atmosphere which is highly popular with travelers from all over the world. When repairs became necessary, waterproofing the fountain presented several challenges: The membrane had to seamlessly cover different substrates such as steel, wood and metal on a 19 foot vertical rise surface. In addition to the complex structure, esthetic aspects called for a coating that would not require repairs and matched the theme of the fountain. The airport remained in full service so odor was a concern during application.
The architect opted for the odor-free cold-applied Kemperol 2K-PUR membrane. The fleece reinforced waterproofing system fully encapsulates the complex shapes and substrates to avoid future water penetration behind the membrane. A visit to a major fountain/pool project in NY City finally convinced the architect as well as the possibility to provide the material in custom-made anthracite to meet design criteria.
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