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Structural waterproofing components play a crucial role in ensuring the maximum performance of structural waterproofing systems and provide enhanced protection from water ingress and damp transfer to walls and floors from the ground.
Selecting compatible insulation and accessories for damp proof courses, damp proof membranes or tanking solutions helps create one holistic system where all components work in harmony. This means the performance of the structural waterproofing systems can be improved and their service life extended. Other added benefits include easier and faster installation.
There are a variety of insulation products for use in structural waterproofing. Their main function is to improve the thermal performance of the building envelope. This in turn increases the energy efficiency of the building and helps to significantly reduce its carbon footprint. Due to the location this insulation, water control layers (WCL) are often used with structural waterproofing insulation as they provide an additional waterproof, vapour permeable layer. As the construction depth is often limited, vacuum insulation panels are also frequently used as structural waterproofing insulation as they offer high U-values for some of the thinnest solutions. These products are also protected with a bonded layer underneath the insulation making installation easier.
A variety of accessories can be used with structural waterproofing. Primers, especially in tanking, are used to prepare the surface and improve the bonding of self-adhesive membranes. Drainage composites and protection boards are used in tanking to improve performance and protect the solutions from mechanical damage. High performance cloak units are often specified for complex junctions in cavity trays where detailing would be difficult. Fillers, joining tapes and specific fixing strips and pins can be used to ensure high quality installation. Accessories that are compatible with the rest of the structural waterproofing components help speed up the installation and reduce time on site.
Majority of IKO products are manufactured in the UK from responsibly, and where possible, locally sourced materials in order to reduce our carbon footprint and help with the sustainability of your project.
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