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Sawtooth roofs of a car dealership

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Key facts: Waterproofing of workshop hall

Location
Berlin
Completion
2016
Area
1,400 m glazing strips
Authorised Contractor
DACHLAND Berlin GmbH, Berlin

Sawtooth roofs of a car dealership

Glass panes in sawtooth roofs allow natural light to shine evenly into industrial warehouses. But if the structure is leaky and moisture penetrates the building, the roofs lose their functionality and limit the work below. This was the problem with two workshop roofs of a Berlin car dealership. The employees of DACHLAND Berlin GmbH called on liquid applied waterproofing from Triflex to waterproof the defective glazing securely. Together with sales employee and master roofer Joachim Meurer from Triflex, they agreed on a solution consisting of glass primer, special fleece and polymethyl methacrylate-based (PMMA) detail waterproofing. The individual components were quickly applied and are now providing lasting protection against further damage from moisture.

Refurbishment requirements

  • Very good adhesion to glass and inclined surfaces
  • Integration of numerous connections and details
  • Fast application, short closure periods
  • Long material life

Refurbishment steps overview

  1. Removal of loose parts of the glass construction
  2. Identification of the areas to be waterproofed with adhesive tape
  3. Cleaning of the substrate
  4. Priming the areas marked with adhesive tape on the panes with Triflex Glass Primer
  5. Application of special fleece SK and fixing with adhesive tape
  6. Waterproofing with Triflex ProDetail in light grey
  7. Waterproofing with fibre-reinforced Triflex ProFibre to waterproof the smallest details (e.g. screw heads)
  8. Removing the adhesive tapes used for marking

THE WELL-TUNED INTERACTION BETWEEN THE PROJECT PARTICIPANTS ON SITE AND THE USE OF PRODUCTS THAT HAVE BEEN TRIED AND TESTED IN PRACTICE FOR MANY YEARS COMBINED TO RESULT IN A PERMANENTLY RELIABLE WATERPROOF SEAL.

Jens Paschke, DACHLAND Berlin GmbH

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