22.10.2020 | Waterproofing
Water is an essential source of life and prosperity and plays a vital role in maintaining our health, grow our food or in managing the various aspects of life.For the construction industry, water is a vital component as it is required in the production process for many building materials such as concrete, steel and paint. However, water is also considered as a major threat during construction projects. Water seepage and leakage – due to environment condition or internal piping system – can lead to many arising issues ranging from wood warping, metal fabrication turning to rust, mould growth, bubbles forming under the paint and in worst cases buildings failures, all of which affect the structural integrity, as well as jeopardizing the safety and health of the building occupants.The phrase “prevention is better than cure” says it best; buildings – from private homes to commercial properties, both new and old – need to be protected against water ingress to avoid expensive and irreversible damages. Building owners, developers and architects are now paying closer attention when designing the project masterplan, going through every detail including fixtures and fittings with a fine-tooth comb to eliminate any possibility of water-related issues during and after construction. Even so, this could not guarantee long-lasting protection throughout the lifespan of the building.

Importance Of Waterproofing
When it comes to safeguarding a building against water ingress, there are two possible solutions – damp proofing and waterproofing.Damp proofing is a coating, usually asphalt-based, that is either sprayed on or hand applied to the outside of the wall to keep out soil moisture, whereas waterproofing is designed to specifically keep out both moisture and liquid water. While both are commonly used solutions, waterproofing is the preferred choice as it provides complete protection from unwanted breach of water in both interior and exterior areas of the building. There are three types of waterproofing materials including liquid applied, cementitious and sheet type waterproofing membranes. Amongst these, the most common and widely used solutions are the liquid applied and sheet type waterproofing membrane.

Some owners and contractors often seek a bargain when comparing waterproofing materials without fully understanding that different membranes can produce different results and may not be suitable for their site conditions. This eventually results in inadequate protection against water ingress, not to mention incurring further costs to hire contractors to assess for water leakage, and buying exorbitantly-priced building materials to repair any water damaged area. In recent years, expensive remedial work to correct failures in below-grade waterproofing systems has motivated owners and designers to seek high-performance and reliable waterproofing solutions. Riding on the current market trend and driven by technology and innovation, Malaysia’s No. 1 coating solutions provider Nippon Paint, has been developing new waterproofing solutions to enhance the durability of buildings, and homes - suitable for different types of surface from floors, walls, roof to ceilings, amongst others. Selecting quality, durable waterproofing solutions prevent breach of water and at the same time, protect the building’s structure by keeping interior and exterior areas dry and safe. It is important to ensure that the right waterproofing solution is applied for the specific surface to ensure an effective system for the building.

Nippon Paint’s waterproofing solutions are backed by industry market research and technology, having worked with its counterparts in China, further driving innovative solutions for various surfaces. Nippon Paint has contributed to various projects such as iconic landmarks across the globe including the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed train, the Shanghai Tower and the Three Gorges Dam.
Protect Your Building With Nippon Paint's Proven Solutions
This solution provides excellent waterproofing performance with high resistance to both positive and negative water pressure. Non-hazardous, solvent-free and isocynate-free with extremely low volatile organic compounds (VOC), Nippon LM PUSIL reacts fast with the moisture in the atmosphere to form an elastomeric seamless waterproof membrane, with a 1-hour early rain resistant performance. Ideal for the unpredictable Malaysian thunderstorms and frequent monsoon seasons, Nippon LM PUSIL can be applied on various substrates and under conditions such as cold days and on damp surfaces.
Suitable Applications:
  • RC flat roofs (new and old)
  • Metal roof
  • Roof terraces
  • Balconies and walkways
  • Cool roofs
  • Podium decks and pool
  • Fountains and water features decks
  • Exterior walls
  • Interior walls
  • Excellent waterproofing performance with high resistance to both positive and negative water pressure
  • Wet-on-wet application, fast through cure and save time
  • Excellent workability – independent of environment conditions
  • Resistant to standing water
  • Excellent adhesion on most substrates
  • High solar reflectivity index
  • Excellent elasticity and tensile strength
  • Excellent weathering and UV stable
  • Low VOC and odourless
  • Non-shrinkage
  • 100% reactive and high build
This solution is one that provides rapid results, with 100% solids, elastomeric, spray-applied pure polyurea system designed as a seamless and highly durable waterproofing and protective coating. Nippon LM Polyurea SA-7102/SA-7103 is also formulated to spray with plural spray machine, which prevents human application errors. Due to its high mechanical and durable characteristics, it is suitable for various heavy-duty applications.
Suitable Applications:
  • RC roof
  • Railways and viaducts
  • Power plant
  • Podium deck and driveway
  • Water theme park and pool
  • Sewage and waste water treatment plants
  • Tanks and pipe lining
  • 100% solid, zero VOC, environmentally-friendly
  • Immediate thickness build-up and waterproofing in seconds, and fast return to foot traffic service in minutes (up to 30 minutes)
  • High elasticity
  • Excellent crack bridging for both static and dynamic cracks
  • Excellent chemicals (water, oils, alkali, diluted acids) resistance
  • Good corrosion resistance
  • Skid resistance
  • Easy and fast apply on complicated surface (>1000m2/day)
  • Seamless and water-tightness
  • Anti-root
  • Elastic sound absorption and noise reduction

This solution is a two component, user-friendly, weather and UV resistant, liquid-applied pure polyaspartic seamless waterproofing membrane. Nippon LM Polyaspartic HA7205 provides an elastic and at the same time hard surface for applications, subject to the stress of wear and tear, impact and chemical exposure. It is also 100% en vironmentally friendly.
Suitable Applications:
  • RC roof slabs
  • Power stations
  • Water theme park
  • Car park decks
  • Swimming pools
  • Ponds and water tanks
  • Sewage treatment plants
The service life of a structure – as well as the occupants’ comfort and peace of mind – depends on its integrity. Therefore, it is vital to choose high-performance and reliable waterproofing solutions for your building.
  • High elasticity
  • Crack bridging
  • Extremely good weathering resistance
  • Good chemicals (water, oils, alkali, acid) resistance
  • Non-yellowing; promotes good colour retention, gloss retention and stable
  • Good corrosion resistance
  • Easy application by brush, roller, trowel and air-less spray
  • Seamless application
  • Elastic sound absorption and noise reduction
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