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Waterproofing Solution for GSK Units 2 & 3: A Case Study

Project Overview

GSK Units 2 & 3, a significant industrial facility, faced a persistent leakage caused by cut edge corrosion on the aged metal profile roofs. This challenge encompassed an area of approximately 500 m² around the sheet laps and sheet end areas. The project aimed to address this issue by implementing a comprehensive waterproofing solution to eliminate leaks and ensure long-term protection

Problematic Area Encapsulation

Challenges: Before the intervention, the specified roof area had been susceptible to leaks, causing disruptions and potential damage to the facility’s interior. These leaks posed risks to equipment, inventory, and the overall operational efficiency of the unit. The challenge was finding an effective and lasting solution to eliminate the recurring leakage problem.

Solution: DVC Commercial Roofing devised a comprehensive solution that involved encapsulating the problematic area of the roof with specialised coatings. These coatings were carefully applied to the existing roof sheets, forming a robust protective layer to prevent water infiltration. The selected coatings were chosen for their durability, longevity, and ability to withstand the elements.

Benefits and Results of Waterproofing Solution

The implementation of the waterproofing solution delivered substantial advantages:

  1. Leak Elimination:
    • By encapsulating the roof area, the risk of leaks was halted.
    • Interior spaces, equipment, and valuable assets were shielded from water damage.
  2. Enhanced Durability:
    • The applied coatings fortified the existing roof sheets.
    • Extended lifespan and reduced repair frequency translated to long-term durability.
  3. Operational Continuity:
    • With leaks resolved, GSK Units 2 & 3 maintained uninterrupted operations.
    • Production schedules remained on track, ensuring optimal efficiency.
  4. Cost Savings:
    • Proactive leak prevention averted costly damages.
    • Potential disruptions were minimised, resulting in significant savings.
  5. Peace of Mind:
    • The encapsulated roof area provided assurance.
    • GSK Units 2 & 3 could rest easy, knowing risks had been successfully mitigated.

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