PREPRUFE® pre-applied waterproofing solutions

A high performance, fully adhered, pre-applied waterproofing system for critical below grade applications.

Below grade waterproofing is a standout challenge for any construction project. Leaks from groundwater, storm water runoff or irrigation water may impact the foundation of any building that's improperly waterproofed—and when concrete is involved, there are any number of ways that water can travel into and around a structure.

  • Water can come up through the seams of a poorly designed or improperly installed waterproofing membrane
  • Job site conditions such as dust can spoil the adhesion of membrane to concrete and prevent a system from performing as designed
  • Imperfections, voids and cracks in concrete can create a pathway for water to migrate in and around a structure.

To manage the risks outlined above and meet the challenges of below-grade construction, a robust, high performing and easily installed waterproofing system is required.

Documents

PREPRUFE® Product Documents

Product Name Product Data Sheet
PREPRUFE®
Product Data Sheet
PREPRUFE® 300R & 160R
Product Data Sheet
PREPRUFE® CJ Tape
Product Data Sheet
PREPRUFE® Grout CEM 100
Product Data Sheet
PREPRUFE® Grout EG 75
Product Data Sheet
PREPRUFE® Plus
Product Data Sheet
PREPRUFE® Tape
Product Data Sheet
PREPRUFE® Tape and PREPRUFE® CJ Tape
Product Data Sheet
Products & Accessories

Products

  • Product Name
  • Description
  • Key Benefits
  • Applications Type
BITUTHENE® 3000HC
Description

BITUTHENE® 3000HC (Hot Climate grade) is the 1.5 mm thick waterproofing membrane made of BITUTHENE® advanced self adhesive technology.

Key Benefits
  • Fast, easy, cold applied
  • Safety
  • Reduces installation risk
Application Type
  • For basements and substructures in hot climates.
BITUTHENE® 3000HC
Description

BITUTHENE® 3000HC (Hot Climate grade) is the 1.5 mm thick waterproofing membrane made of Bituthene advanced self adhesive technology.

Key Benefits
  • Gas resistant
  • Reduces installation risk
  • Full width cross lamination HDPE film
Application Type
  • Used for elevated temperatures of up to +55 °C.
BITUTHENE® 5000
Description

Composite membrane incorporating high performance moisture and water resistant rubberised asphalt with tough, puncture and heat resistant polypropylene reinforcing mesh. Specially developed for use under a hot applied asphalt concrete wearing course

Key Benefits
  • Cold applied
  • Flexible
  • Robust
Application Type
BITUTHENE® 6000
Description

BITUTHENE® 6000 is ideal for waterproofing structural concrete and civil works such as airports, rapid transit systems, power plants, environmental projects and earth sheltered structures and may be used in lieu of BITUTHENE® 3000 on basements and substructures that require extra tough waterproofing protection.

Key Benefits
  • Capable of resisting a hydrostatic head when fully supported
  • Provides dimensional stability, high tear strength, puncture and impact resistance
  • Simple, reliable, low labour cost with benefit of site programmed installation
Application Type
  • Walls
  • Underground roof slabs
BITUTHENE® 8000 HC
Description

BITUTHENE® 8000 HC Waterproofing Membrane combines the proven BITUTHENE® adhesive technology with a unique, grey-coloured carrier film to provide superior performance and easier installation.

Key Benefits
  • Water and moisture proof
  • Gas-resistant
  • Non-metalised film
Application Type
  • Used horizontally or vertically to protect basements and other critical sub-structures
  • Suitable for flat decks such as inverted roofs, elevated or grade level podiums or plaza decks
BITUTHENE® CP
Description

BITUTHENE® CP is a cold applied, flexible waterproofing system that combines a cross-laminated highly durable HDPE carrier membrane with GCP’s unique self-adhesive technology.

Key Benefits
  • Wide kick-out roll
  • Protective packaging
  • Double strength laps
  • Easy to peel release paper
Application Type
  • Foundations and footings
  • Bridge abutments
  • Underpasses and culverts
  • Manholes and inspection chambers

BITUTHENE® Mastic
Description

BITUTHENE® Mastic is a cold applied one part solvent based rubberized bituminous mastic.

Key Benefits
Application Type
  • Seals BITUTHENE® membranes when terminated in concrete chases.
  • Seals edges of patches.
  • Seal edges of overlaps in detail areas.
PREPRUFE®
Description

PREPRUFE® waterproof membranes are composite sheets comprising a robust HPDE backing, a pressure sensitive adhesive and a trafficable weather resistant coating.

Key Benefits
 
  • Seals adhesively to concrete to resist water migration
  • Lightweight, flexible and easy to handle
  • Increases leak protection
Application Type
 
  • Water and vapor proofing for all basement grades to BS 8102:2009
  • Waterproofing civil engineering substructures
  • Methane, carbon dioxide and radon protection in excess of the standard membrane requirements in BRE Reports 211 (Radon) and 212 (Methane and Carbon Dioxide)
PREPRUFE® 300R & 160R
Description

PREPRUFE® 300R & 160R membranes are unique composite sheets comprised of a thick HDPE film, pressure sensitive adhesive and weather resistant protective coating. Designed with Advanced Bond Technology™, PREPRUFE® 300R & 160R membranes form a unique, integral bond to poured concrete, preventing both the ingress and lateral migration of water while providing a robust barrier to water, moisture and gas.

Key Benefits
Application Type
PREPRUFE® Grout CEM 100
Description

PREPRUFE® Grout CEM 100 is a high strength, cementitious, non-shrink grout for re-profiling of pile heads prior to the application of PREPRUFE® Grout EG 75 or for concrete substrate repairs. When used with PREPRUFE® Grout EG 75, continuity of PREPRUFE® waterproofing systems at pile heads and similar structural penetrations is achieved.

Key Benefits
  • Compatible with PREPRUFE® Grout EG 75
  • Low permeability
  • Shrinkage compensated (non-shrink)
  • High bond to concrete substrates
  • Rapid strength gain
Application Type
  • Re-profiling of pile heads before the application of PREPRUFE® Grout EG 75
  • Re-profiling of structural penetrations through PREPRUFE® sheet waterproofing systems before the application of PREPRUFE® Grout EG 75
PREPRUFE® Grout EG 75
Description

PREPRUFE® Grout EG 75 is a high performance, solvent free, impermeable epoxy grout for maintaining continuity of PREPRUFE® waterproofing systems at pile heads and similar structural penetrations. The product comprises of a base epoxy resin, an epoxy hardener and graded mineral aggregates. The three components are supplied pre-measured for easy on site mixing at the correct ratio.

Key Benefits
  • Water resistant adhesion to all products in the Preprufe sheet waterproofing system
  • Impermeable
  • High bond to substrate
  • Rapid strength gain
  • High compressive, flexural and tensile strengths
Application Type
  • Waterproofing of pileheads and pilecaps
  • Waterproofing of structural penetrations through PREPRUFE® waterproofing systems
  • Recommended thickness range 1/2" (13mm) - 3" (75 mm)
PREPRUFE® Plus
Description

PREPRUFE® Plus waterproof membranes are composite sheets comprising a robust virgin HDPE backing, a pressure sensitive adhesive and a trafficable weather resistant coating with dual adhesive PREPRUFE® ZipLap™ for increased security and practicability at overlap. 

Key Benefits
 
  • Develops and intimate and continuous adhesive bond to concrete to resist water migration
  • Easy to execute year round, even in harsh conditions
  • Reduces cost and saves time
Application Type
  • Water and vapor proofing for all basement grades to BS 8102:2009
  • Waterproofing civil engineering substructures
  • Methane, carbon dioxide and radon gas protection in excess of the standard membrane requirements in BRE Reports 211 (Radon) and BS 8485:2015 (see point 7.2.4)

Accessories

  • Accessory Name
  • Description
  • Key Benefits
  • Applications Type
BITUTHENE® Edgeguard Tape
Description

BITUTHENE® Edgeguard Tape is a specially formulated tape designed for applications where resistance to hydrocarbon contaminated soil is required. It is constructed of a 2 mil (0.05 mm) polyester film with a pressure sensitive, solvent resistant acrylic adhesive. The adhesive bond increases with age.

Key Benefits
  • Solvent resistant
  • System compatibility
  • Self-adhered
Application Type
  • Accessory
BITUTHENE® LM (E)
Description

BITUTHENE® LM (E) is designed to complement GCP sheet systems where liquid applied waterproofing is necessary to ensure watertight continuity. BITUTHENE® LM is a bitumen modified polyurethane sealant that cures to form a tough seamless rubber-like waterproof layer.

Key Benefits
  • Liquid applied
  • Waterproof
  • Tough rubber-like
  • Seamless
  • Chemically cured
  • Cold applied
  • PREPRUFE® and BITUTHENE® compatible
Application Type
  • pile terminations
  • pipe penetrations
  • membrane continuity through masonry
  • internal corners
  • difficult details
BITUTHENE® Primer B2
Description

Bituthene® Primer B2 is a rubber-based primer in solvent specially formulated to provide good initial adhesion of Bituthene® waterproofing membranes and GCP underlay. In addition, its patented formulation promotes the adhesion of Bituthene® membranes to green concrete and damp surfaces.

Key Benefits
Application Type

Accessory

BITUTHENE® Primer B3
Description

Bitumen based solvent primer for application to substrates prior to the application of BITUTHENE® self–adhesive waterproof membranes.

Key Benefits
  • High solids content - higher coverage per litre
  • Easy application by brush or roller
  • All temperatures above +5 °C
Application Type

Concrete, masonry, steel substrates

PREPRUFE® CJ Tape
Description

PREPRUFE® CJ Tape is a specially formulated two sided, reinforced pressure sensitive tape. The bottom side of the tape has a highly aggressive pressure sensitive adhesive which is designed to adhere to penetrations, protrusions and GCP waterproofing membranes and accessories. The top side of the tape has a pressure sensitive adhesive, a weather resistant protective coating an a release liner. Concrete is cast directly against the top adhesive side of the tape. The specially developed PREPRUFE® adhesive layers work together to form a continuous and integral seal to the structure.

Key Benefits
Application Type
PREPRUFE® Tape
Description

PREPRUFE® Tape and PREPRUFE® CJ Tape are specially formulated two sided, reinforced pressure-sensitive tapes. These tapes are constructed with a highly aggressive adhesive which is designed to adhere to penetrations, protrusions and GCP waterproofing membranes.

Key Benefits
Application Type
  • Detail areas including end laps, penetrations and repairs to Preprufe waterproofing systems
  • Construction joints
PREPRUFE® Tape and PREPRUFE® CJ Tape
Description

PREPRUFE® Tape and PREPRUFE® CJ Tape are specially formulated two sided, reinforced pressure-sensitive tapes. These tapes are constructed with a highly aggressive adhesive which is designed to adhere to penetrations, protrusions and GCP waterproofing membranes.

Key Benefits
Application Type
  • Detail areas including end laps, penetrations and repairs to PREPRUFE® waterproofing systems
  • Construction joints
Overview

Protect your building with a three-layer membrane

Comprised of a robust HDPE film, pressure sensitive adhesive and protective coating, PREPRUFE® forms a robust, permanent and aggressive adhesive bond with any concrete slab. PREPRUFE® products are specifically designed to perform in critical applications and incorporate Advanced Bond Technology™ to ensure fully adhered and long lasting product performance. This technology allows PREPRUFE® to form a continuous unbroken seal with the concrete for the design life of the project.

A proven, reliable waterproofing solution for critical applications

PREPRUFE® waterproofing Advanced Bond Technology™ creates a continuous, integral and permanent adhesive bond to concrete. This seal prevents the lateral migration of water into and around the structure and provides performance for the lifetime of the structure. In the case of a breach or installation error, this fully-bonded membrane ensures that water under hydrostatic pressure is unable to migrate between the membrane and concrete, therefore limiting the risk of catastrophic waterproofing failure. Independent testing and a 25+ year track record has proven that PREPRUFE® can resist lateral water migration at extremely high pressure – 70+ meters of hydrostatic head pressure. For this reason, PREPRUFE® systems are globally proven in the world's most critical applications.

Contractor friendly, straightforward installation to ensure performance and accelerate project schedules

Many systems in the market today require the use of welding or mechanically fastened laps. These installation requirements require a skilled installer, introduce risk to the installation and take time, effort and expertise. These methods requires a large crew and specialised equipment in addition to creating the potential for dangerous and unpleasant site conditions such as odour. In addition to the logistical challenges, these processes tend to be finicky— common jobsite challenges such as dust and moisture can easily result in incorrectly completed laps and details, both of which may result in expensive and costly long-term consequences.

By contrast, PREPRUFE® Plus can be applied with a minimal crew and requires no special equipment for installation. Installation is simple: a "kick-out" design allows workers to unroll a sheet in seconds. A dual adhesive ZipLap™ seam allows sheets to bond to one another easily, and the adhesive is designed to resist common nuisance conditions onsite - dust, debris and moisture.

World-quality waterproofing

With applications on mega projects such as the Alaskan Viaduct, the largest bored tunnel on Earth, PREPRUFE® has been proven the world over in critical applications. Over the last 25 years, builders have installed more than 650 million square feet (over 60 million m2) of PREPRUFE® in below-grade applications—there’s hardly a more trusted brand in waterproofing. For more information on how PREPRUFE® can benefit your project, contact GCP today.