KÖSTER BAUCHEMIE AG - The Waterproofing Specialists

Return on investment

Waterproofing is a key part of the building process. We have specialized in waterproofing since 1982. Our product range provides systems from basement to roof and our technical team tailores waterproofing solutions from this product range for the individual requirements of our customers in the construction industry.

The fact that around the world infrastructure, public and private buildings account for a major part in people´s savings shows the importance of protecting that valuable building structure on the long term. Having in mind, that according to the German report about damages in building structure approximately 80% of the registered damages somehow relate to waterproofing issues, speaks for itself. The investment in a high quality waterproofing in order to protect our living space on the long run is also a decision about resource efficiency, low maintenance costs and high return on investment. Waterproofing systems are able to protect construction elements against water ingress in a broad variety.

New construction projects

In new construction waterproofing under the foundation plate and external basement waterproofing protect against water ingress from the surrounding soil. TPO roofing membranes are able to build flat roofs that last for 50 years in any climatic area of the world. Liquid applied polymer coatings protect balconies and terraces against weathering. Cementitious materials with drinking water certification safeguard our drinking water on the inside of potable water storages. In commercial building projects decorative flooring combines design with easy cleaning. In industrial facilities highly resistant floor coatings protect concrete floors from traffic or contamination e. g. through oils, acids and provide slip resistance. Our joint sealants and injection gels help to successfully build underground infrastructure such as new metro lines and tunnels. Our water repellents protect buidlings and infrastructure from water ingress while special paints protect façades in coastal areas against the agressive and salty air from the sea.

Restoration projects

In restoration projects cementitious crystallizing waterproofing materials for provide waterproofing from the negative side e.g. in a basement or tunnel, special fast setting blitz mortars even stop flowing water on the inside of a wall. Curtain injection or area injection are special solutions that are able to waterproof the external side of a construction without direct access. Horizontal barriers stop rising damp (capillary action) in walls while restoration plasters support the drying process by preventing salts from damaging the building substance. Moisture control systems protect against vapor migration through the concrete slab and prevent flooring failure. Infrastructure forms the heart of trade and commerce in a modern world. Its reinforced concrete structures need to be maintained for secure transportation today and tomorrow. Crack injection technology is capable of repairing cracked concrete structures, no matter if against active water pressure or just for restoring structural strength.

 


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