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Think tank Leading manufacturers will be using Civils 98 to unveil new developments for the civil engineering market. Ruberoid this week previews its plans.

Civils 98 will be the starting point for Ruberoid's campaign to become the first choice supplier of all structural waterproofing systems.

The company is already market leader in damp proof courses, according to Ruberoid Building Products market development manager for waterproofing Rob Hardes. But in tanking, Ruberoid has recognised that it has some catching up to do.

'Our Hyload DPC system gives engineers and architects everything they need for successful damp proofing along with the back-up specification guidance and design assistance. This has made Hyload a generic term for damp proofing,' he claimed.

'We want to achieve the same with our tanking systems and we will then be able to provide an unbeatable total waterproofing system.'

The company's Plasprufe waterproofing membranes have always been popular with engineers. But Ruberoid is now adding Hydroflow below ground drainage systems, and hydro- philic waterstops and sealants to the range.

The intention is to provide civil engineers with a one stop shop for civils tanking and ultimately for all structural waterproofing requirements.

Ruberoid's recognised Plasprufe membranes and protection boards will protect buildings from attack by sulphates and chlorides as well as protecting against water ingress, Hardes said. The new Hydroflow WD300 and WD100 external waterproofing drainage systems reduce external hydrostatic pressure on a structure, again minimising the possibility of water ingress. There is also an alternative Hydraway 2000 fin drain system recommended for use in sports ground drainage and for gas venting on landfill sites.

Ruberoid Redstop hydrophilic waterstop will solve detailing problems where conventional waterstops are difficult or impractical to use, Hardes promised. 'When contact is made with water, a controlled swell takes place and a positive seal against the concrete joint is created.'

Also new to Ruberoid's tanking range are Ruberseal PSR sealants.

All the products are supported by a technical drainage and specialist advisory service.

If you want to know more visit Ruberoid at Civils 98.

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