Superior protection for bridge decks, extending the life of road and railway bridges
GCP Applied Technologies’ ELIMINATOR® bridge deck waterproofing system, a cold, spray-applied solution, celebrates decades of protecting bridges across the globe. Developed in partnership with bridge engineers, this solution extends the life of road and railway bridges while reducing ongoing maintenance costs.
Steel and concrete bridges are vulnerable to damage from water, chloride and frost, leading to deterioration and even structural failures. Installing a high-performance waterproofing membrane is therefore an essential part of any bridge construction or refurbishment program.
Based on unique ESSELAC® advanced resin technology, the ELIMINATOR® system creates composite action between the deck, waterproof membrane, substrate and asphalt, ensuring that the membrane is fully bonded both downwards to the deck and upwards to the surfacing. The extremely high bond enables the membrane to stand up to punishing climate conditions and heavy traffic loads.
The ELIMINATOR® bridge waterproof membrane offers fast, simple and effective application. Unlike alternative solutions that are sensitive to moisture, the ELIMINATOR® membrane can be applied virtually year round, in any climate, preventing costly weather delays. It cures in just an hour, even in high humidity or low temperatures. In addition, the system can be applied to concrete substrates after just 14 days, and the paving can be completed on the same day as waterproofing application.
The ELIMINATOR® system also features on-the-spot QA capabilities, such as the two-color application system, that makes it easy to quickly verify that the membrane is applied properly.
The ELIMINATOR® bridge deck waterproofing system has an unparalleled track record safeguarding more than 12,000 road and rail bridges globally, including the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, Putney Bridge in London, the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge and many other iconic structures. From small railroad bridges to some of the longest-span highway bridges in the world, the ELIMINATOR® system offers unsurpassed durability and performance, combined with a speed of application that makes it particularly appealing to contractors around the world looking to capitalize on fast project completion dates.
For more information on the ELIMINATOR® bridge deck waterproofing, visit product.gcpat.com/eliminator.