Triton Net Newsdesk

Welcome to Triton's Net Newsdesk, where you'll find: our very latest news, progress updates on our featured projects, the answers to frequently asked questions about our waterproofing systems, our latest training news, a press coverage and news archive and information about job opportunities at Triton.

Mike Dunn authors feature article for Concrete magazine

October 6th, 2017

Triton employs a team of experts. Among them is Mike Dunn, CSSW, CSRT. Mike is a structural waterproofing specialist and prior to joining Triton he worked as an installing contractor and is therefore able to provide effective and practical solutions to architects and surveyors, as well as training and technical back up to contractors during installation. Mike was commissioned by Concrete magazine to supply an article on  the ‘Waterproofing of Underpinned Concrete Basements’  -The article is included here by kind permission of Concrete magazine.

Alan Sleigh joins Triton

September 12th, 2017

Alan Sleigh

Concrete specialist, Alan Sleigh, has joined Triton Systems as Commercial Manager. Alan brings nine years of technical and commercial experience from his previous role as Commercial Director with the David Ball Group, manufacturers of the PUDLO waterproof concrete system. Prior to this, he was a Special Products Manager at Lafarge Tarmac and responsible for sales of specialist concrete products.

Alan is also a Regional Chairman of the Concrete Society, a leading independent provider of information to all types of concrete user, and organises technical forums and other events for contractors and structural engineers and others who install or specify concrete systems.

At Triton Systems, Alan is looking forward to using his knowledge and experience to develop new markets for Triton’s range of structural waterproofing systems – in particular the Triton watertight concrete system – and to playing a key role in the company’s future. He said, “I’m really looking forward to joining a family owned business and supporting its growth through identifying new business opportunities as well as consolidating and building on Triton’s existing loyal customer network.”

Michael Erskine joins Triton team

August 10th, 2017
Michael Erskine

Michael Erskine

Triton welcomes its new ‘man on the ground’ in Scotland – Michael Erskine! A waterproofing specialist with a strong 12-year background in contracting, Stenhousemuir-based Michael is looking forward to solving waterproofing problems and supporting contractors and architects working on new build and renovation projects across the country. CSSW qualified Michael joins Triton’s existing team of regional sales managers and will be responsible for sales and specifications of the complete Triton range of Types A, B and C waterproofing systems as well as timber preservation and damp proofing products. Contact Michael and the other members of the Triton team here

Combination of Triton Systems waterproofs new school extension

July 10th, 2017

Watertight Homes Ltd was recently appointed to install primary and secondary waterproofing systems to a new extension built into the hillside from an existing school building in Cheshire. Primary waterproofing protection to all the retaining wall block work was achieved by the installation of Triton’s TWS EX-100 self-adhesive membrane and this was protected by Platon Double Drain and a French drain to the kicker floor.A secondary waterproofing layer was achieved by lining the inside face of the retaining wall with Platon P8 – a BBA certified cavity drain membrane. All waterproofing materials were supplied by Triton Systems. Read the full case study here.

www.watertight-homes.co.uk

Primary waterproofing was achived by Triton's TWS EX-100 self adhesive membrane

Archer’s choose Triton wall ties for major refurb project

June 7th, 2017

Triton approved contractors, Archer Specialist Treatments, used a range of wall tie and structural repair systems from Triton to replace existing rotted galvanised fish tail ties in the major renovation of a municipal building in Kent.

Triton Dryfix ties, that require no resin, grout or mechanical expansion, and Triton RR10 Double Adhesive ties, for where both the inner and outer wall need to be anchored with polyester resin, were specified for this project.

Triton supplies a comprehensive range of wall ties and ancillary products – view the whole range here.

http://www.archertreatments.com

Britain’s biggest domestic basement?

March 12th, 2017

Constructing the three below ground levels

Triton products have been used to waterproof an enormous domestic basement in North London – read the story so far here!

Triton supplies ground gas protection system to new build primary school

February 24th, 2017

Triton Systems designed and supplied a ground gas protection system for a new build primary school site in Bridgwater, on instruction from engineers, Stride Treglown.

Certus Construction Ltd installed the system to protect the site from ground gasses on the contaminated, brown field site in accordance with BS8485, CIRIA 665, NHBC and the Local Authority Ground Gas Handbook.

The system comprised Triton’s TGS-GV25, a 25mm thick, single sided geo-composite that provides a void beneath the floor slab and, when connected to the air venting system, allows sufficient air changes to dilute any gases present. The TGS-GV25 was installed in strips at 6 metre centres across the site and linked to ground level vent boxes before the installation of insulation and Triton’s TGS-HP750 membrane as a gas and waterproofing barrier.

BBA approved TGS-HP750 is a high performance reinforced gas barrier, that incorporates a 12 micron aluminium foil layer, for maximum protection against ground gases. Due to its unique composition, the membrane is extremely robust and flexible and easy to install on site.  As it also provides protection from damp when placed below the slab, there is no need to install a separate DPM.

The steel intense ring beam was treated with Triton’s liquid applied TT Vapour Membrane, which is easily applied around awkward details, before the TGS-HP750 was sealed to it to create a fully sealed gas-proof and waterproof system.

Triton high water level alarms for basements

January 18th, 2017

Triton has strengthened its range of high water level alarms designed for use in  cavity drained systems in basement waterproofing projects.

The Triton Powersafe Unit is an automatic, battery back up high water level alarm, ideal for retrofitting to existing sump and pump systems as well as for new installations. The unit stores power allowing it to take over the operation of the pump/s and protecting the property from flooding during mains power loss to the pump/s.  The stylish control panel also features a high level audible alarm and visual indicators of pump performance. The system can be used in single or dual pump configurations and is suitable for both groundwater and foul waste.

The Triton Universal Monitor is a neat warning system that uses the internet to send real time alerts to homeowners and installers about sump pump activity including: mains power failure, water levels, pump cycles, pump run times and service requirements.  All alerts can be monitored remotely in real time using a smart phone, tablet or PC.

Triton AquaSafe is an alarm system designed for installation in the basement near to the sump that alerts the property user to a high water level situation in the sump, a power failure to the alarm or when there is service due. A battery inside the unit activates the alarm in times of mains power failure and the system is activated via a mini or sump float switch inside the sump.

For more technical information and installation guides click here or speak to your local Triton technical representative – find yours here.

Triton announces 2017 Training Course dates

November 23rd, 2016

Triton has announced the 2017 dates for its popular courses aimed at professionals involved in the installation of waterproofing systems and damp proofing works.  There are also two new courses in the Triton programme next year on Ground Gas Protection and Pumps & Drainage.

The Ground Gas Protection course provides an introduction to ground gases, what they are and where they are found. It covers the relevant standards and associated guidance documents – BS8485:2015, CIRIA 735, 748 and BRE 211. The course also covers site investigation and design of gas protection measures along with an introduction to Triton’s comprehensive range of gas protection products.

The new Pumps & Drainage course has been designed for all involved with the installation of Type C cavity drain systems where pumps and drainage are a critical part of the waterpoofing design. Although this subject is covered in brief in the Type C training course, this new course goes into the subject in more depth, to cover drainage design, selection of pumps, calculating the number and size of pumps required, impact of friction loss, installation of pump systems and commissioning and maintenance.

Courses last one full day and take place at Triton’s head office near Dartford, Kent. They should be booked  using the downloadable training course booking form here Each course takes place throughout 2017 and dates are set out on the booking form.

Further details about all courses offered by Triton can be found on the website.

Triton’s TWS-Fastcoat delivers fast track elastomeric waterproofing

November 14th, 2016

Triton’s elastomeric, liquid applied TWS-Fastcoat, has provided a rapid drying waterproofing solution for the floor slabs of the subterranean light wells at the Material Store housing development in Hayes.

The material Store development is part of the £250 million regeneration of The Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes, West London, where thousands of people worked for EMI, pressing and packaging vinyl records and making everything from radio sets to bicycles.

The slabs were constructed approximately 1.5m below ground level and although the new concrete incorporated a watertight concrete admixture would have remained gas and vapour permeable.  Two coats of Triton’s TWS- Fastcoat, (which can be applied effectively in ambient temperatures even when substrate temperatures are as low as 0o), therefore provided an impervious barrier which will also lower the potential risks of corrosion of the steelwork in the slabs as well as protecting the outer surfaces.

TWS-Fastcoat is a single pack, moisture curing, elastomeric resin. The membrane cures in a continuous and elastic form, as a totally adhered layer. It guarantees total water tightness and withstands minor building movements and vibrations. TWS-Fastcoat can be used as a base coat, a reinforcing layer or a top-coat. Other typical applications include podium decks, low pitch and flat roof areas with pedestrian traffic, wet rooms, lightly trafficked flooring, water channels and ponds. In green roof applications, the addition of Triton’s geotextile fleece between the two coats of TWS-Fastcoat provides an effective root barrier and waterproofing layer.

At the Material Store development, as part of the preparation for the application of TWS-Fastcoat, Triton’s Fillet Seal was applied in 25mm beads to all internal angles that eliminates 90o angles at wall/floor transitions and minimises the risk of leaving gaps or holes unsealed. It was also important to ensure that the concrete surface was clean and dust free. On porous or friable surfaces, Triton’s TWS-PU Primer should be applied before the application of TWS-Fastcoat.

The slabs will receive raised access floors over the TWS-Fastcoat layer, allowing any potential water/rain ingress to enter the drainage systems of the individual dwellings beneath the raised floor.

Main contractor:

Interserve Construction:

http://intparagon.com/about/interserve/construction/