Clean Water Industry
Leading the Sector
Flexcrete leads the market with a range of highly advanced repair mortars and cementitious coatings which are approved under Regulation 31(4)(a)for use in public drinking water supplies and listed under the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS). Our products are water-based, low odour and low hazard, enabling safe application even when facilities are in normal operation. They also do not affect water quality, nor do they support the growth of micro-organisms.
Perfect Solutions for Confined Spaces
With minimal environmental risks and minimal disruption during application, Flexcrete’s repair mortars and protective coatings can be applied in confined spaces and all equipment can be easily cleaned with water after use. Once cured, they are resistant to water under 10 bar hydrostatic pressure (100m head of water) and have excellent resistance to soft water attack – a major problem in some reservoirs.
Solutions for Clean Water Structures
Flexcrete has a long and impressive history of providing effective, durable and fully certified repair and protection systems for the clean water industry. Download this information sheet to find out more about our materials.Download File
Clean Water Applications
Flexcrete’s products are suitable for the repair and rehabilitation of a wide range of clean water installations, such as those below. They extend the durability of structures and enable the original design life to be achieved.
|Raw water reservoirs|
|Raw water treatment works|
|Sand filter beds|
|Treatment material stores|
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Clean Water Industry Problems and Solutions
- Failure of Concrete Tanking
- Water Ingress
- Wear and Tear of Dams
- Corrosion of Steel Pipelines
- Failure of Waterproofing System
- Securing Manholes and Inspection Chambers
Failure of concrete tanking can lead to loss of water or the ingress of ground water. Either scenario can result in rapid deterioration in water quality.
Internal repairs can be carried out using Monomix, a high build hand apply mortar.
For large scale repairs, Monomix WS applied using wet spray techniques is the ideal choice.
The entire surface can be overcoated with Cementitious Coating 851 for complete waterproofing and protection of existing concrete
Degradation of brick lined reservoirs and failure of pointing in structures, leading to leakage or the ingress of ground water and loss of water quality test certification.
After reinstatement of defective pointing with Monolevel 844SP, brickwork can be fully waterproofed and damp-proofed using Cementitious Coating 851.
Wear and tear of dams, weirs and spillways due to erosion, soft water attack and freeze/thaw attack.
Concrete cover over exposed aggregate caused by spalling and erosion can be reinstated with Monolevel 844SP.
An overall application of Cementitious Coating 851 waterproofs the concrete and protects it from further degradation.
The life span of pipelines is limited by erosion and the effects of soft water. Steel pipelines may be affected by internal and/or external corrosion.
The life span of concrete and cast iron pipes is extended by the factory application of Cementitious Coating 851. It forms a hard, highly alkaline coating which is approved for use in contact with potable water.
Leakage of aqueducts, water channels and canals due to failure of the waterproofing system. Much of the infrastructure in the UK is now over 100 years old and showing signs of deterioration. Years of exposure to the flow of acidic moorland water can cause severe erosion.
Repairs can be easily carried out using Flexcrete’s mortars — such as Monomix and Monolevel 844SP, creating a newly sound structure.
Manholes and inspection chambers need repairing and upgrading to improve security from unauthorised access.
Manholes and inspection chambers can be re-lined with Cemprotec E942 — a fast setting cementitious coating for waterproofing and chemical protection. All access areas can be fully repaired and back in operation in as little as 24 hours.
Clean Water Industry Products
Find out more below about Flexcrete’s range of products for the clean water industry:
|Cementitious Coating 851||Structural waterproofing. Protection from chloride ingress and carbonation. Reinstatement of cover.|
|Cemprotec 2000-BJT||Self-adhesive butyl jointing tape designed to join sections of Cemprotec 2000-S together for waterproofing applications.|
|Cemprotec 2000-S||Elastomeric, waterproof reinforcing tape, giving a highly flexible seal over ‘live’ cracks.|
|Cemprotec Elastic||Waterproofing and protection of concrete where further movement is expected.|
|Cemprotec Flex-Tape||Covering small, static cracks and joints. Covering larger cracks and joints which are subject to movement and spanning joints between dissimilar substrates.|
|Cemprotec GFM||An advanced glass fibre reinforcement matting system.|
|Fastfill||Rapid setting concrete repair mortar. Can be bulked out in deep sections.|
|Monolevel 844SP||Engineering quality fairing coat to reinstate cover and provide a fair faced, waterproof and anticarbonation finish.|
|Monomix||Low density waterproof mortar for general purpose, structural repairs.|
|Monomix WS||Modified Monomix to allow wet spray application. Waterproof and low density.|
|Steel Reinforcement Protector 841||Corrosion preventative flexible coating for steel reinforcement.|
|Tiefill||Rapid curing mortar for the filling of tie-holes formed by formwork bolts.|
|Polymer Admixture 850||Admixture for cement mortars and floor toppings.|
|Roofdex HB||High build, cold fluid applied liquid roofing system.|
Clean Water Industry Projects
Take a look below at some of Flexcrete’s latest clean water sector projects, or browse the project profile pages to find more.
Project Location: Shoreham Reservoir, West Sussex
Flexcrete has provided Southern Water with an approved waterproofing solution to treat the brick soffits of Shoreham Water Service Reservoir.
Project Location: Whitewell of Tyrie Reservoir, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Flexcrete’s Cemprotec Elastic proved to be the perfect solution to provide waterproofing protection for two concrete reservoir roofs in Scotland.
Project Location: Shudy Camps Water Tower, Cambridgeshire
Repair, protection and decorative coating of reinforced concrete elevations.