Sealing of floors during the construction period
1. Check the subsurface
Clean coarse dirt from the subsurface and remove any protruding elements (e.g. wood splinters or screws) so that the membrane will not be damaged during installation.
2. Remove loose material
Remove any loose material.
3.1 Create marking
Mark the position of the first membrane on the subsurface.
3.2 Create marking
Plan the marking and installation in such a way that there is continuous adhesion with the flat surface.
4. Position the membrane
Place SOLITEX ADHERO 1000/3000 in position at this marking, align it exactly in the longitudinal direction and stick the first 30 cm (1 ft.) to the subsurface.
5. Stick the surface
Roll out the membrane along the marking and gradually stick it to the subsurface.
6. Press the membrane firmly into place
Rub the membranes firmly into place – e.g. using a brush or PRESSFIX XL.
7. Install the remaining membranes
Stick the next membrane onto the previous membrane with 15 cm (6") of an overlap. Rub the membrane overlap with PRESSFIX XL.
8. Alternative method of sticking membranes to each other
As an alternative method, the membranes can be stuck to one another using TESCON VANA. Position the tape centrally and gradually stick it in place with no folds or creases. Press firmly to secure the tape in place.
9. Joints to concrete walls
Joints are to be sealed using the system adhesive tape, which is to cover at least 50 mm (2") of the membrane. Sealed joints with vertical building components should cover a height of approx. 10 cm (4") (upper edge of subsequent covering layer of component). Areas to be sealed are to be checked beforehand and, if necessary, pre-treated using TESCON SPRIMER, for example.
10. Protection against seepage
A water-resistant adhesive bond is to be created across the entire joint area. Any gaps or defects are to be covered with TESCON VANA in a waterproof manner or, if necessary, filled with ORCON MULTIBOND, for example.
11. Drainage of surface
If the unhindered run-off of rainwater is not possible due to protruding walls or other building features, it is to be ensured that drainage of all surfaces created can take place by means of floor drainage or suction. Avoid standing water on the membranes.
12. Installation of ADHERO Floor Drain
Insert the ADHERO Floor Drain into the drillhole and, if necessary, secure with countersunk screws.
13. Seal ADHERO Floor Drain
ADHERO Floor Drain is used to drain water from surfaces and should be sealed using the TESCON VANA system adhesive tape with no folds or creases. The system adhesive tape should cover approx. 30 to 50 mm (1 1/4" to 2") of both the membrane and the ADHERO Floor Drain. Any water that is collected is to be drained from the building.
Penetrations are to be sealed using TESCON VANA in a manner that prevents seepage.
15. Working carefully
The purpose of this membrane should be explained to all parties involved in the construction project and these parties should be instructed to exercise the necessary care and to use the necessary protection (e.g. protective boards, protective mats).
16. Controlled drying out
To speed up drying out of any building components or membranes that may have become damp, controlled drying of the building site is recommended (accompanied by heating of the building site, if necessary).