2018
Cork, Ireland

Sika provides a full range of waterproofing solutions for different requirements in new basement construction and refurbishment. With more than 100 years of experience in Structural Waterproofing, Sika was delighted to be involved in the waterproofing of the nine metre deep double basement at One Albert Quay.

Sika Basement Waterproofing Solutions

Sika representatives were involved during every stage of the project, from design to completion of the waterproofing and car park finishes. From resulting structural design calculations the SikaProof® A-12 membrane system was selected. The fully bonded system eliminates the possibility of lateral water movement along with its high flexibility, crack bridging, radon and methane blocking qualities. Combined with full BBA certificate and the Sika warranty it was the preferred choice for all parties involved.

The basement was constructed using welded steel sheet piles around the perimeter and the SikaProof®A-12 was used to waterproof the double level basement car park that was installed by the Sika approved contractor DPM Environmental. In conjunction with the SikaProof® A-12 membrane complementary products were also used, SikaSwell® A and SikaFuko® around the steel sheet piles, Sika Metal® Water Bar for joints in the lift shafts and  Sikalastic®-1K a waterproofing slurry for external backfilled exposed concrete areas.

"BAM were extremely impressed with the high level of technical service and on-site back up from Sika, from design through to on-site inspections and finally completion. Installation was made quick and simple by installer DPM environmental using the SikaProof® A-12 unique 2m wide roll design, which was of critical importance on this accelerated build programme. Given the excellent level of service throughout, combined with the ultimately very successful end product, we could not recommend either the Sika products or the Sika technical delivery team more highly" Pat Connolly, Contracts Manager at BAM Contractors

Project Participants

Client and Developer
JCD Group

Engineers
Murphy Matson O’ Sullivan Consulting

Architect
Henry J Lyons

Main Contractor
BAM Contracts Ireland

Sika Waterproofing Approved Contractor
DPM Environmental

Sika Flooring & Refurbishment Approved Contractor
W.D. Bolster

Sika Protective Coatings Solutions

A Sika rigid epoxy car park protective coating system was chosen for the basement car park. W.D. Bolster laid 9,000m2 of Sikafloor®-263 with a non-slip surface. The combination of grey, blue and the black border gives the car park a unique finish which is complemented by an energy efficient lighting system. It was important that the car park was bright and user friendly and that the layout reflected the modern design of the office development.

"We have used Sikafloor car parking systems in two previous developments and it was a natural progression to use the Sikafloor systems again in Albert Quay. The Sikafloor systems gives Albert Quay an aesthetically beautiful fresh finish, while also maintaing high durability and ease to keep clean." Martin O Brien, JCD Group