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Waterproofing Products | a.b.e Construction Chemicals

a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals‘ range of waterproofing products and systems include specialised bituminous sheets, liquids, putties, cementitious based products and silanes. Bituminous sheet products are used to waterproof flat roofs, basement walls and to line earth dams and canals. Liquid systems and putties including acrylics, solvent-based bitumens and water-based rubberised acrylic modified bitumens which are used to seal parapet walls, small flat roofs, roof bolts, flashings and ponds. Cementitious slurry products are used to waterproof basements, foundations, tunnels, retaining walls, brickwalls and other underground structures. The silane systems are used to prevent water penetration of brick and natural stone.

MatCrete - reinforced concrete waterproof lining

Waterproof cement lining that can be applied directly onto hard compacted soil for the cost-effective creation of any water-containing structures such as fish ponds, water channels, dams, drinking troughs, relining of pipes, repair of old cracked reservoirs, flat roof waterproofing, parapet waterproofing etc.

Africote Waterproofing Products

Africote Waterproofing Products Platinum Waterproofing – Dual cementitious / acrylic based waterproof coating Bitumen Aluminium – rust inhibitive coating Fibreshield – with fibre Watershield – without fibre

Hyperdesmo Waterproofing Membrane

Hyperdesmo Waterproofing Membrane HYPERDESMO® liquid applied, polyurethane waterproofing membranes cures with a reaction to atmospheric humidity to form a highly elastic and extremely hydrophobic membrane which has excellent mechanical as well as chemical properties. It is an ideal solution for exposed waterproofing thanks to its excellent adhesion properties.

Liquid Waterproofing Membrane | abe proof liquid membrane

Liquid waterproofing membrane abe.®proof liquid membrane is a single pack, solvent borne, rubberised, liquid applied waterproofing membrane that is highly elastic and durable, requiring low maintenance.

DERBIT® GC | APP-Bitumen Waterproofing Membrane

The APP-Bitumen waterproofing membrane for civil engineering works.  DERBIT GC is composed of a blend made of a specific bitumen modified by noble polymers (high-grade APP also called TPO) & two distinct reinforcement, fiberglass & non-woven polyester.

DERBIT SP AR | Anti-Root APP-Bitumen Waterproofing Membrane

DERBIT SP AR is composed of a blend made of a specific bitumen modified by noble polymers (high-grade APP also called TPO) & two distinct reinforcements, fibreglass & non-woven polyester. The specificity of the blend & the raw materials chosen ensures its durability. The fibreglass sees to its perfect dimensional stability and heat & UV resistance.

DERBICOLOR OLIVINE | Waterproofing Membrane

The DERBICOLOR FR Olivine is a waterproofing membrane based on a selection of the best bitumen and high-quality APP-TPO plastomers with olivine grains as a finishing layer.

Waterproofing membrane for restoration works | DERBIT® RW | APP-Bitumen Waterproofing Membrane

Waterproofing membrane for restoration works DERBIT RW is composed of a blend made of a specific bitumen modified by APP (Atactic Polypropylene Polymers) & two distinct reinforcements, fibreglass & non-woven polyester. The fibreglass sees to its perfect dimensional stability and heat & UV resistance. The non-woven polyester cares for its resistance to impacts & tearing.

Watertight Floor Joints | Conecto Expansion Profiles | Polymers Waterproofing

Watertight Floor Joints from Conecto Expansion Profiles Conecto PARK GA – Car Park Watertight Joints Conecto PARK SI 190.30 Conecto PARK SI 210.50 Conecto Cs Car Park Floor Joints Conecto Elasto Floor Joints Conecto JW – Wall and Ceiling Joints

RenoCrete Datasheet | Cemcrete

Concrete Resurfacing Solution Cemcrete’s RenoCrete is a pre-coloured spray-on cementitious based polymer modified 2-part concrete resurfacing system. RenoCrete beautifies existing concrete surfaces while achieving good compressive, tensile and flexural strength with good abrasion resistance; while creating a textured slip-resistant decorative surface.

CCA (Copper Chrome Arsenate) Preservative Treated Wood

CCA Preservative Treated Wood SAWPA SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AND WARNINGS FOR USE, HANDLING AND DISPOSAL

CHRYSO®Quad 20 | Viscosity modifying admixture | Concrete Mixes

CHRYSO®Quad 20 unique formulation increases the viscosity of cement paste with limited impact on concrete slump / slump flow.

Bituver | Cool Roof Solutions | Isover

Bituver Cool Roof Solutions – waterproofing – reduction of heat effect – energy saving

Alchemica Building Chemicals | Hyperdesmo | Waterproofing Leadership

Alchimica Hyperdesmo liquid applied, polyurethane waterproofing membranes cure with a reaction to atmospheric humidity to form a highly elastic and extremely hydrophobic membrane with excellent mechanical as well as chemical properties. It is an ideal solution for exposed waterproofing thanks to its excellent adhesion properties.

Decorative Concrete Solutions

Decorative Concrete Solutions This brochure presents a range of solutions developed by CHRYSO in order to showcase for the decorative potential of concrete. Fashionable and versatile, concrete creates unique natural atmospheres. Used primarily for mechanical properties, it is also a material of choice for its aesthetic qualities. A comprehensive range of solutions for new projects or renovations, for residential, tertiary, or urban developments.

Cemcrete | Wall Products

Cemcrete Wall Products Wall Preparation Products, Trowel-on & Brush-on Wall Finishes & Sealers

CreteStain Datasheet | Acid-Based Mixture

An acid-based mixture containing special chemicals which reacts with the cement/concrete to colour the surface.

Cemcrete Products Brochure | Manufacturers of Distinctive Decorative Coatings

Cemcrete Products Brochure Since 1973 Cemcrete has manufactured a specialised range of cement-based coatings and building materials to finish and aid in construction projects. Cemcrete’s range of over 80 products includes cement-based finishes for walls, floors, countertops, pools and many more. These distinctive finishes are favourable among homeowners, architects and the construction industry in general due to their superior quality, excellent value, as well as offering a unique alternative to generic coatings.

CemCote Skimmed | Trowel-on cement wall coating

A finely ground mixture of white Portland cement, pigments and chemicals. It is supplied in powder form requiring mixing with water onsite to produce a smooth, flowing coating which sets rock hard.

SAWPA | Sapwood and Heartwood

A tree trunk has three main zones; the bark, the sapwood and the heartwood. Trees are basically triangular in shape and they gain height by growing outwards and upwards. At the start of each growing season, a new layer is added to the outside of the wood so that every part of the tree gets bigger – roots, trunk, branches and twigs.

CCA Treated Timber

CCA (Copper-Chrome-Arsenate) is an industrial wood preservative and is widely used in South Africa. When applied to timber it enhances the durability by preserving it against biological deterioration such as insect attack (wood borer and termites) and fungal decay (rot). In South Africa only CCA Type C is allowed to be used as it is internationally recognised as the most stable and effective type, i.e. apart from its efficacy as a timber preservative, it successfully fixes to the lignocellulose material in wood. CCA may only be applied by industrial high pressure process from where the familiar term “pressure treated wood” hails from.

Understanding the Markings on Treated Timber

South African Standards SANS 1288, SANS 457-2/3 and SANS 753/4 specify the marking requirements for any preservative treated product that claims to comply with the respective Standards. The following information must be contained in the marking: a unique plant identifier or trademark, product certification mark, SANS standard designation, a hazard class, date or year of manufacture of poles…

Natural Durability of Wood

An important consideration when building with timber is predicting how long the structure will last. Whilst insects, decay or rotting organisms and marine borers can all attack wood, some timber species have the ability to resist attack better than others. The natural durability of a species to resist attack by wood destroying organisms is an indication of how long that timber will last when it is exposed to a defined set of exposure conditions without any additional preservative protection. The natural durability of timber species varies, even so within the wood from the same species of tree, depending on whether its sapwood or heartwood.

Timber Decking Substructure Regulations and Preservative Treatment

This Guidance Note addresses the importance of the use of properly preservative treated timber in the  construction of substructures for timber decks and its compliance with the requirements as stipulated in the Building Regulations and relevant SANS Standards.

Buying and Using Preservative Treated Timber

IN SOUTH AFRICA TREATED TIMBER IS BY LAW REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH NATIONAL AND COMPULSORY SPECIFICATIONS AND MUST BEAR MARKING CONTAINING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION

CreteStain | Wall Finish | Acid-based cement / concrete stain

CreteStain Wall Finish – An acid-based mixture containing special chemicals which reacts with the OPC in cement/concrete and permanently colours the surface.

abe® Rustopak Red Penetrant Sealant

abe® Rustopak Red Penetrant Sealant is a low VOC penetrating liquid used in conjunction with abe® Rustopak Top Coat. It is a single component, specifically compounded system, bound together with a calcium sulfonated alkyd in an aliphatic hydrocarbon that is applied over surfaces with tightly adherent rust and also hard to reach areas such as crevices which are properly sealed off without the need of dismantling equipment.

Colour Hardener Sealer | Cemcrete

A non-yellowing clear, thermoplastic acrylic lacquer-based resin which displays excellent UV stability. Has very fast solvent release, i.e. drying properties. The sealer greatly enhances the colour and protects the surface from the ingress of dirt and grease.

Colour Hardener Datasheet | Cemcrete

A granolithic concrete material that is floated into fresh screed or concrete which colours, strengthens and creates durable surfaces for concrete floors. It is a special blend of cement incorporating very hard-wearing aggregates, lightfast pigments and certain additives which set rock-hard and which has exceptional abrasion resistance. Some cement floor finishing experience is required for the success of this application.

Anchor Grout Datasheet | Cemcrete

Anchor Grout is a rapid set ready-for-use (merely add water) Portland cement-based grouting compound. It contains chemical reagents which prevent shrinkage during curing.

RoofSeal Datasheet | Roof Waterproofing | Cemcrete

The RoofSeal Acrylic system embraces a primer/bonding coat, an impregnating RoofSeal coat, a very tough spun bonded polyester membrane, a second impregnating RoofSeal coat and, when all work is dry (minimum 3 days), a final RoofSeal coat. RoofSeal is waterproof, very durable and ultra-violet light resistant.

abe.®flo | EPOXY SELF-LEVELLING FLOORING SYSTEM

EPOXY SELF-LEVELLING FLOORING SYSTEM abe.®flo is a four-component solvent-free self-levelling flooring surface system. The system comprises a clear resin and hardener system, prepacked blended aggregate and a ready-for-use pigment paste.

abe.®cote 337 | Tough epoxy paint

abe.®cote 337 is a two component, solvent free, water-dispersed, polyamide cured epoxy.

epidermix 318 | TWO COMPONENT EPOXY ADHESIVE/REPAIR COMPOUND

Two-component, solvent-free, filled, polyamide cured epoxy.

Oil/Fuel Separators

KESSEL’S range of oil/fuel separators and coalescence separators.

Derbitech® Sealstick

Derbitech Sealstick HD polymer is designed to bond to all common building materials and roofing membranes.

Derbiprimer® S | Cold Bituminous Impregnation Primer

DERBIPRIMER S is a cold bituminous impregnation primer, appropriate for optimum adhesion of bituminous roofing membranes and bitumen-based roofing products on porous or absorbent surfaces.

Derbipaint E | Matt Acrylic Paint for Finishing Bituminous Membranes

DERBIPAINT E is a water based acrylic paint mainly applied for aesthetic reasons on smooth waterproofing membranes.

DERBIT SP FR | APP-Bitumen Waterproofing Membrane

DERBIT SP FR is composed of a blend made of a specific bitumen modified by noble polymers (high-grade APP also called TPO) & two distinct reinforcements, fibreglass & nonwoven polyester. The specificity of the blend & the raw materials chosen ensures its durability.

Permastop - Crystalline waterproofing treatment

Permastop is a Crystalline waterproofing treatment. A cement-based mixture containing chemicals which combine with the water in cement and migrate into the concrete or cement plaster thereby effectively waterproofing the structure against hydrostatic pressure. For slurry coatings and plugging holes. For solving most types of waterproofing problems in belowground and water-containing structures that contain OPC.

Waterproofing Products - Products for waterproofing, treatment of damp & pond lining

Products for waterproofing, treatment of damp & pond lining. Water-repellent cement additive

EIFS BaseCoat Coating to level or repair vertical concrete surfaces

EIFS BaseCoat is a coating to level or repair vertical concrete surfaces

SatinCrete Decorative interior coloured plaster

SatinCrete is a thin skim, cement-based decorative plaster that creates a smooth, coloured finish for interior use only.

Iso-Lam Ceiling Panels

Our aesthetically pleasing product has excellent thermal insulating values, thereby creating a more comfortable environment to live and work in. These insulation properties make it ideal for insulating roofs, ceilings and walls. The additional advantage is that it provides a permanent maintenance-free internal surface

Lonza | Pressure Treated Wood: Tanalised™ C

Tanalised C Pressure Treated Wood has stood the test of the time. Treated with our well known wood preservative Tanalith C (CCA), this treated wood has provided peace of mind for more than seven decades. Applications for Tanalised C pressure tested wood are wide ranging from roof trusses, to thatch roof and lapa poles, to walkways and decking, fencing, agricultural and vineyard posts, trellises and utility poles.

Lonza | Pressure Treated Wood: Vacsol™ Azure

Vacsol Azure Pressure Treated Wood is ideal for interior cladding, laminated beams, moulded and engineered wood products. The treated wood has been third party verified as likely to contribute to the achievement of Green Building rating tool credits; and is treated with the new generation organic azole fungicides and pyrethroids based wood preservatives.

Lonza | Tanalised™ Pressure Treated Wood: Enseal™ Green / Enseal™ Clear

A solution to resealing treated wood, which has been crosscut, drilled or machined, or a remedial product to provide surface protection against insect attack and wood decay.

Lonza | Pressure Treated Wood: Tanalised™ E

Tanalised E Pressure Treated Wood conforms to the latest international directives regarding suitable treated wood products for residential and close human contact use. Treated with a copper azole based wood preservative, this treated wood has been third party verified as likely to contribute to the achievement of Green Building rating tool credits.

Lonza | Wood Preservative Treatment Guarantee

For your peace of mind, Lonza Wood Protection offers a comprehensive wood preservative treatment guarantee on Tanalised™ and Vacsol™ wood preservative treated products against wood borer, termites and wood rot. The guarantee is offered on timber and poles that that have been pressure treated with Lonza wood preservatives…

SAWPA | Entertaining Outdoors

Serve drinks around the pool with a poolside bar made from treated timber. The bar we are making has a roof section but you can choose to leave this out. See the photos of both kinds to see which is most suitable for you.

SAWPA | Monkeying Around

With our ideal weather, why not put up a jungle gym in your garden for the children. This jungle gym is simple to construct and because of its rustic look, it won’t make the garden look messy, but will enhance it. But this doesn’t compare with how much the kids will love it.

SAWPA | Hidden Away in a Shed

Finding storage space for all those things that don’t quite fit in the garage is easy when you have a garden shed. When you build one with durable pressure treated SA Pine you can count on some long-lasting protection for all those items you need to stash away and secure. This plan is adaptable to meet your storage needs. Three flooring options are specified and an optional ramp can be built to help get a wheelbarrow or mower in or out more easily. Inside, the 76 x 38mm stud wall will simplify the installation of shelves or hardware from which to hang tools.

SAWPA | A Parking Spot

It seems that you always need an extra parking space at home, and carports are the ideal solution for a tight budget or a tight space. Here is a wooden design, that can double up as a structure for climbing plants, but is attractive enough to be left as is, too.

SWAPA | All Decked out in Wood

Building a wooden deck is a very popular project among DIYers, so here’s a deck to inspire and challenge you.

Wood Preservation Regulations - Interpretation

There are two regulations in South Africa that apply to wood preservation. Both these regulations refer to compliance of SANS 10005, and in order for the reader, end-user, specifier, regulating authority etc. to fully understand the interpretation or intent of each regulation, one needs to read it in context with the relevant clauses given in SANS 10005, The preservative treatment of timber. SANS 10005 (previously SABS 05) is the code of practice that was developed many years ago as a guidance document on all matters pertaining to wood preservation, i.e. wood preservative types, processes, methods, treatment requirements, hazard classifications, reference to the relevant product specifications, handling precautions etc. SANS 10005 is commonly referred to by industry as “the bible” of wood preservation…

SAWPA | Exterior Wood Finishes: Selection, Application, Maintenance and Renovation

Exterior surface coatings play an important role in the final steps of the manufacture or construction and later, in the maintenance and renovation of wooden objects and structures. The consumer expects a reasonable level of performance from these finishes. However, the performance and hence the selection of an acceptable finish for an exterior wooden structure or product is influenced by several factors. These include wood characteristics, environmental exposure conditions, appearance of the finished product as well as durability, cost, ease of application, maintenance and renovation or removal of the finish….

Saint-Gobain Gyproc Walls - Gypwall MoistureResistant

Gypwall MoistureResistant Is a lightweight, non-load bearing walling system of which the Gyproc RhinoBoard has water repellent additives in the core and a distinctive green paper liner.

EIFS Basecoat | Coating to Level or Repair Vertical Surfaces

EIFS BaseCoat is a special mixture of various admixtures and Ordinary Portland Cement for repair of concrete and masonry, adhering and surfacing of EIFS Insulation boards prior to applying Cemcrete’s decorative coatings.

Sureproof Membrane Data Sheet

TAL Sureproof Membrane has been specifically designed and developed for all weather conditions and is used as a reinforcing membrane with TAL Sureproof waterproofing compound. The glass mesh in TAL Sureproof Membrane provides exceptional dimensional stability to the membrane, improving the tensile strength in both longitudinal and lateral directions. This, in turn, reinforces the TAL Sureproof waterproofing compound. TAL Sureproof Membrane is not affected by ultra violet, does not rot or burn, is moisture, mild acid and mild alkali resistant.  TAL Sureproof Membrane must be used as reinforcement in all coving areas, internal corners and interfaces, over small static cracks in the substrate, around floor drains/wastes, and around roof penetrations.

Superflex Membrane

TAL Superflex Membrane is a stitch-bonded polyester open weave membrane designed and developed for all weather conditions and is used as a reinforcing membrane with TAL Superflex waterproofing compound. TAL Superflex Membrane has exceptional dimensional stability, improving the tensile strength of the TAL Superflex waterproofing compound application in both longitudinal and lateral directions. TAL Superflex Membrane is not affected by ultra violet, does not rot or burn, is moisture, mild acid and mild alkali resistant. TAL Superflex Membrane must be used as reinforcement in all areas where TAL Superflex is applied.

Caledonplast 2 in 1

A self cleaning low profile decorative and protective resin bonded plaster plus topcoat all in one. Featuring outstanding water repellent and penetrative properties.

Aquastop Silicone Water Repellent

Aquastop is a silicone water repellent protective coating. This polysiloxane based product has been formulated to line the walls of the pores of the substrate, enabling the free flow of air and so maintain the substrate at equilibrium with the environment.

General Purpose Waterproofing Compound

A durable membrane free waterproofing system suitable for multi-surfaces.

Tal Cleaning Solvent

TAL Cleaning Solvent is a non-flammable cleaning solvent suitable for removing grease, oil and wax deposits or residues from glazed tiles, metal surfaces and other non-plastic and unpainted surfaces which are not susceptible to solvent attack.

TAL Epoxy Cleaning Fluid

TAL EPOXY CLEANING FLUID is a blend of solvents specifically designed to clean off uncured TAL EPOXY GROUT  residues  from  the surface  of  tiles after  the  grouting  operation.  This  product is non-flammable.  TAL EPOXY CLEANING FLUID  is suitable for cleaning light epoxy residues on floors.

DERBICOLOR® FR | APP-Bitumen Mineral Surfaced Waterproofing Membrane

The DERBICOLOR FR membrane was developed through intensive research on the compatibility of raw materials. It unites a selection of the best bitumen and high-quality APP-TPO plastomers. Thus it is auto protected in the mass and has a durability of more than 30 years. The DERBICOLOR FR membrane has a finishing layer in slate flakes (light grey and dark grey and reflective white) or granules (burgundy brown and green). The composite glass/polyester reinforcement gives a strong tear and puncture resistance.

Bitumen Primer | Technical Datasheet

Bitumen Primer is a hydrocarbon solvent based bituminous primer coat for sealing and preparation of surfaces for the application of bitumen waterproofing products.

abe® Project | Frontier Hospital, Helicopter Landing Pad

Waterproofing of the helicopter landing pad. abe Unigum is a reinforced polymer-bitumen waterproofing membrane ideal for waterproofing flat concrete decks in hot climatic conditions and is also suitable for sealing tanks, tunnels and dams.  For the helipad, abe. Unigum was applied with an underlay of 3 mm followed by an overlay of 4mm

abe® Project | Parking Deck at Wynberg Military Hospital, Waterproofing

Fidia P is a waterproofing membranes made of polymer modified bitumen which have been reinforced with a rot proof fabric and a strengthened fibreglass mat, therefore has excellent stability to different temperatures.  The top face is covered with fine talc and the bottom face is embossed and lined with anti-adhesive film. Mineral versions are also produced on which the top face has slate granules. Whereas the Index VIS P is a waterproofing membrane made of polymer modified bitumen which is stabilized with a rot proof fabric / fibreglass composite reinforcing.

abe® Project | Two Oceans Aquarium Tanks Waterproofing

Install new waterproofing to all the horizontal and vertical areas around the 21-year-old tanks. Roof slabs, external tank walls, damp proof courses, door thresholds, and other ancillary areas. The areas were then primed with bitu.®prime, followed by a 4mm layer of Index Fidia P and 4mm layer of Index Testudo to the flat areas. The plinth and ramp areas were given an additional third layer for maximum protection. The 3 ply Malthoid was then applied as a protective layer prior to the sand and concrete paver slab installations. bitu.®prime is a bituminous sealer and primer for torch applied membranes. Index Fidia P membrane is manufactured from a compound of distilled bitumen and polymers, while Index Testudo is a high mechanical resistance, reinforced elasto-plastomeric polymer waterproofing membrane.

Concrete Repair & Protection | Dura.®bond GP

Dura.®bond GP is a modified, single-pack acrylic emulsion which is milky in colour. Can be used as a primer/bonding medium for cementitious repairs to concrete elements in both internal and external applications…

Waterproofing | Super Laykold

Super laykold is a rubberised bitumen emulsion, which is used together with abe® membrane to provide a liquid waterproofing system. Super laykold is koi fish friendly. Super laykold is recommended in various areas: Flashings, Parapet walls, Flat roof waterproofing areas, Sealing joints, laps and roofing screws on corrugated roofs, May be used in areas of total water immersion…

Waterproofing | Silvakote

Silvakote is a one-pack, aluminium pigmented bitumen solution. A general purpose reflective aluminium paint for metallic, most bituminous and concrete surfaces.

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