By nature, footbridges are vulnerable to the elements. Attack from water, chemicals, and frost can lead to deterioration and loss of structural integrity. Installing an effective waterproofing and surfacing solution is, therefore, vital to the long-lasting durability of a structure, particularly in highly trafficked areas.
Liquid-applied high-performance polyurea membranes have become the material of choice over the past 10-15 years. ArmorThane's Polyurea-based waterproofing solution offers enhanced durability and bonding to concrete and crack-bridging characteristics that traditional coatings and paints have historically been unmatched.
The ArmorThane waterproofing system surfaces and protects a wide variety of structures operating under diverse climatic environments and traffic conditions, from light-duty pedestrian structures to major bridges and viaducts subject to heavy vehicular traffic. It is suitable for application to concrete, steel, and aluminum substrates. The ArmorThane waterproofing system can be custom tailored to individual projects and applied at a thickness to suit differing vehicular or pedestrian traffic loads to enable weight saving.
- Rapid cure, even at low temperatures
- Trafficable within one hour
- Up to 80% lighter than mastic asphalt, enabling increased traffic loads
- Creates a protective waterproof barrier
- High friction surface for heavily trafficked areas
- Durable and long-lasting, creating a high bond strength to the substrate
- It can be custom created to work with every individual project requirements
Maintenance and disruption must be kept to a minimum for footbridges with lots of traffic. To preserve the structural integrity and safety of bridge decks, applying a coating such as a polyurea that's guaranteed to withstand anything and everything Mother can muster is important. Structures that lack the protection of polyurea, or have more conventional coatings in place, are more likely to exhibit signs of premature deterioration, rust, and other damages due to prolonged water exposure.