When it comes to waterproofing, Podiums too need either hardscape or softscape waterproofing or a combination of both depending on the use of the infrastructure. Landscaped areas need waterproofing systems that are ‘anti-root’ thereby preventing the roots of plants from entering the concrete substrate. The bitumen-based system has root-resistant properties and is highly suitable for landscaped areas. Whereas the hardscape podium areas includeamenities such as driveways, walkways, pathways, and structures of aesthetic value such as fountains, play areas for kids, and seating areas. In that case, loads applied to the hardscape surface are transmitted to the supporting structure below, creating structural deflection leading to stresses in the concrete surface. SBR-based highly elastic waterproofing coating provides an excellent barrier against structural stress caused due to thermal as well as vehicular movement. These waterproofing products are durable, non-corrosive, high flexible, UV resistant, watertight, self-curing, and root resistant for increasing the longevity of the surfaces.
Problem / What is at stake?
With accommodating higher densities in cities, many high-rise buildings are being built nowadays. Podiums are a common typology and need waterproofing as the concrete surface of podiums is expected to withstand the stress of being exposed to weather conditions, decorative features such as planters, pavers, and heavy vehicular movement. In order to achieve durability, effective surface protection and waterproofing are necessary.
Our Expertise / How SSPIPL can help you?
The large span of the podium surface faces higher exposure to weather elements and increased vibrations to vehicular movement, requiring the waterproofing system to be flexible, durable, and of high quality. We at SSPIPL have specialists on board who help the owners in selecting services and provide suggestions to suit the needs of podium waterproofing required for project-specific spans of the podiums.
SSPIPL is a leading specialist contractor working on a national level & has successfully completed major projects in various cities of India like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Raipur, Gandhinagar, Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi, Gangtok, Dehradun, Chandigarh, Shimla & Srinagar. SSPIPL has also worked in the remotest of places in various states of India.
SSPIPL has worked with Government bodies & several well-known Corporates such as Tata Motors Ltd., Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd. (Times of India), Siemens Limited, Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation, Sterlite Technologies Limited, Bombay Hospital Trust, Uttar Pradesh RajkiyaNirman Nigam Limited, Watson Pharma, Lubrizol India Private limited, Nagpur Improvement Trust, Mumbai Port Trust, Axis Bank, Consulate General of the federal republic of Germany Mumbai, Peninsula Land Limited, ACC Limited (ACC Cement), Larsen and Toubro and many others.