NEW WATER-BASED WATERPROOFING COATING FOR ROOFS AND FACADES

5 October, 2021 | Facade coatings

Gairesa expands its range of liquid-applied waterproofing products with a new member of our long-lived BEPOX® ELASTICO family. Active in this sector for 40 years, Gairesa has made a name for itself among waterproofing manufacturers for facades and roofs, designing and manufacturing a wide range of products for this application. From single-component acrylic systems to two-component polyurethane membranes, including our highly flexible epoxy systems for trafficable roofs.

BEPOX® ELASTICO GRIS FAITER is our new water-based elastic coating for liquid-applied waterproofings. Hybrid in nature, based on a styrene-acrylic copolymer combined with penetrating asphaltic bitumen, it significantly increases water resistance, even on high pH substrates such as concrete. Its thixotropy, perfectly studied, makes its application optimal in facades to avoid sagging and to achieve a perfect adherence of the fiber reinforcement fabric. Also on roofs, its creamy texture makes it possible to achieve optimum thicknesses with minimum effort by the applicator, regardless of the application technique used.

After application and once dry, this new version of BEPOX ELASTICO forms an elastic and waterproof film with greater tensile strength, while retaining extraordinary elasticity and elongation at break, even at low temperatures. BEPOX® ELASTICO GRIS FAITER has been tested at 20ºC, at 0ºC and at -10ºC, demonstrating a crack bridging and structural movement accompanying capacity that ensures a reliable and durable waterproofing capacity in all types of structures:

  • Visitable roofs made of concrete, ceramic, asphalt, wood, tile, aluminum or zinc.
  • Thermal insulation materials
  • Brick
  • Mortars
  • Facades
  • Dividing walls
  • Gutters
  • Crack bridging
  • Plane joints

 

The main characteristics of BEPOX® ELASTICO GRIS FAITER are:

  • High level of water repellency and waterproofing capacity.
  • High elasticity, even at low temperatures (tested at -10ºC).
  • Walkable
  • Resistant to micro-cracks and structural movements of contraction – expansion.
  • Presented in aqueous medium
  • Easy cleaning of tools with water
  • Non-toxic
  • Non-flammable
  • Easy coverage with other architectural coatings, due to its light gray color.