Material expertise is key to successful waterproofing. Professional waterproofing calls for knowledge and technology management for designing efficient waterproofing treatments, selection of site-specific materials and methodologies for execution. Lack of such knowledge often leads to failure of waterproofing.
Mackintosh Corporation has the expert material and product knowledge and takes all project specific factors and compatibility and appropriateness issues into consideration prior to deciding on the product to use for a specific waterproofing application. It does so using its own in depth product knowledge and consulting with the technical experts of the various product manufacturers it supports.
While selecting the materials for waterproofing systems one has to consider several conditions at the site jointly and individually. The materials for waterproofing in effect should have properties like water-tightness, flexibility, crack-bridging ability, bonding strength, breathability, resistance to UV radiations, microbial attacks, fungus growth, mechanical stresses, insulation characteristics as also cost effectiveness. Compatibility of different materials used vis-a-vis each other as well as the substrate to which it is to be applied is also crucial. Material expertise is often the difference between success and failure.
It is clear that it is quite difficult to have all the properties referred to above in one material. Therefore, a judicious combination of materials has to be used to suit individual requirements. Faced with several proprietary formulations the decision maker may get confused, but one should exercise caution before final selection. The selection will be easier if the decision maker knows the limitations rather than the advantages, of individual materials. At Mackintosh, we know.
Our product selection of the best possible materials and our material expertise and skilled workforce, allows us to provide the best possible waterproofing applications.