Technical Bulletins - Waterproofing Systems
ARDEX is committed to being the leading provider of technical support in the field. We believe our responsibility does not end with the manufacture of innovative, specialist solutions. Hence our technical advisers work with contractors and the ARDEX R&D team to provide solutions for specific applications.
Below is a sample of the bulletins available. Contact us for the detailed bulletin or help with anything out of the ordinary, if we don’t already have the answer we will certainly investigate. Call: 1800 224 070.
Misconceptions about Membrane Flexibilities [TB073]
There is a wide misconception regarding the elongation properties of waterproof membranes and their ability to bridge cracks that form post membrane application. This bulletin endeavours to clarify the real meaning of elongation and elasticity in relation to bridging properties.
Treatment of Swimming Pool Internals [TB088]
This Information Sheet is designed to detail the treatments necessary for the surface preparation and application of a waterproof membrane finish to a newly constructed concrete swimming pool prior to the application of a tiled finish.
The effect of ambient conditions on the performance of Tile Adhesives, Grouts, Flooring Cements and Liquid Applied Membranes [TB097]
This Technical Bulletin outlines some weather related product issues that have been the subject of inquiries to Ardex’s Technical Services, but also observations by Ardex’s Research & Development Department. These concerns will be looked at, and solutions provided to assist in obtaining optimal product performance.
Not all Waterproofing Membranes are made the same [TB113]
In this bulletin we will have a general overview of membrane types and general recommendations for tile adhesives.
Waterproofing of Internal Water Resistant Particleboards and Plywood [TB119]
A commonly received inquiry to Ardex Technical Services involves the application of a waterproof membrane system suitable for tiling in these situations. In this bulletin we will look at some systems that could be used in these cases.
Application of Membranes over Existing Tiles in Internal Wet Areas [TB122]
In some situations installers may not want to remove a tile bed to re-instate a waterproof membrane. In this case the installer will wish to apply a new membrane over the old tiles prior to laying the new tile bed. Whilst technically feasible there are a number of issues that need to be considered before carrying out this procedure and the following bulletin briefly examines them.
Preparation for Compressed Fibre Cement Sheet [TB123]
Compressed Fibre-Cement Sheet is a common and durable flooring material used for decks, verandahs and internal floors. It is particularly effective when used in wet-area floors such as bathrooms and showers. In this bulletin we will look at the surface preparation required to obtain a good bond for ceramic tile adhesives and membranes.
How to Reconstruct, Waterproof & Tile a Shower Recess [TB132]
This “How To” brochure details the ideal procedure to reconstruct a domestic shower recess. Included are various surfaces likely to exist in a normal building structure and various types of recess available on the Australian market. If other substrates or shower recess types are encountered, simply contact the Ardex office in your state for expert advice about your particular requirements. In all situations discussed in this bulletin, the waterproofing membrane is applied over a mortar screed that has been laid to falls.
Maintenance Recommendations for Liquid Applied Membranes [TB208]
This document supplies recommended items and time intervals that shall be adhered to for the ongoing maintenance and performance of a roof or other area that has been coated with a liquid applied membrane as the final finished surface. The adherence to these procedures will ensure the continued coverage of the warranty during the nominated period.
Tiling and Waterproofing over James Hardie Scyon Secura Flooring Sheets [TB215]
The following document details the recommended systems for waterproofing and tiling in an internal wet area and external balcony floor applications (where a habitable space is below), and also non-waterproofed tiled applications using the correct James Hardie Scyon™ Secura™ flooring product. It replaces Ardex Technical Bulletin TB193, all versions.
Guide for Reinstatement Procedures for Ardex Undertile Membranes [TB225]
The purpose of this bulletin is to outline the procedures recommended by Ardex Australia Pty Ltd for the reinstatement of Ardex liquid undertile waterproofing membranes which have been damaged.
Bonding Ceramic Tiles to Wet Seal Waterproofing Membrane Systems [TB227]
ARDEX Australia Pty Ltd has carried out extensive testing to determine the effectiveness of a number of ceramic tile adhesives when applied over the different types of ‘Wet-seal’ waterproofing membrane systems.
Summary of Applied Systems for Low Density Fibre-Cement Sheet Flooring [TB232]
Testing was performed on the three types of low density – light weight thick flooring sheets manufactured by James Hardie Australia. CSR-Cemintel and BGC-Innova, to confirm suitable waterproofing and tiling systems. This bulletin provides a reference summary for these systems.
Screeds & Waterproofing Membranes [TB243]
This bulletin is a brief introduction to membranes to be used with either bonded or unbonded toppings and should be read in conjunction with TB244 Screed System.
Butynol Rubber Membrane On Concrete Roofs [TB245]
Inquiries regarding the installation of Ardex Butynol Rubber Sheet Membrane over concrete roof slabs have included a number of frequently asked questions that are addressed in this bulletin.
Maintenance Procedures for Exposed Bituminous Sheet Membranes [TB247]
The long successful history of bituminous sheet membranes installations as roofing membranes has led to these membrane systems being taken for granted with little or no maintenance regime to ensure the longevity and water tightness of the membrane system. This document provides guidelines of a maintenance procedure for these membranes that may relate to the warranty period.
Considerations Around Waterproofing and Tiling Over Existing Tiled Surfaces - Externally [TB251]
A quite common inquiry concerns the application of a waterproof membrane and normally new tiles, over an existing tiled surface, normally with its own membrane and possibly screed as well.
Weather and Related Site Effects on Liquid Membranes [TB257]
In this bulletin we will examine some of the issues that can arise from not following the recommended installation conditions, and have in the past resulted in difficulties and failures.