EPDM is a synthetic rubber produced from the refinery product Ethylene and Propylene.Whereas the properties of natural rubber (high elasticity,expansion,tensile strength,resistence to cold) cannot be changed practically, In synthetic rubber it is possible for the chemist to produce the rubber according to the desired place of use and requirements by affecting / changing the raw material and molecular structure of the rubber. Among rubber products, EPDM Rubber is characterized by its elasticity, tensile strength and elongation at break, even at high temperature changes; resistance to different weather conditions, sun rays and ozone, acids and solutions.
Because of these features; It offers an excellent waterproofing solution for building foundation and side curtain insulation, terrace and dome roofs, cladding facades, ponds, all kinds of landscaping and garden ponds and treatment plants.
Flat roof insulation made with EPDM has been successfully applied in Central Europe for 25 years.
Tests carried out on samples taken from EPDM Membrane, which has been used in these structures where water tightness has been provided for 25 years, have been found to reach the required values in the relevant European material norm (DIN 7864). Therefore, it can be foreseen that these structures can be sealed for another 25 years without any maintenance.
Advice and necessary support for the application at the construction site and consultancy services for possible tenders are included in the services we offer as sales and application firms.
EPDM Membrane is the most suitable choice among our environmentally conscious customers who are especially important in our time, who are in harmony with the natural environment, who use harmless substances and products. Even the material properties of EPDM are proof of this.
As is known, all rubber products (EPDM, CSM, Butyl and Nitrile rubber) do not decompose and do not produce self-harmful substances. Even in the event of fire, it does not cause significant harm to nature and the environment and does not even produce dioxide. EPDM is a nature-friendly material because it is a long-lasting product and does not require renewal.
It usually does not return to nature as waste because of its durable structure; it is already a valuable material that can not be thrown into the trash because the high heat value of the soot-containing rubber makes it a suitable fuel for the production of energy again in the industry. In addition, rubber is used for re-evaluation and re-use especially in floor coverings. With the pyrolysis method commonly used in recent years, rubber can be decomposed into raw materials again. These properties prevent the accumulation of rubber in nature and do not harm the nature in this respect.
There are generally two application options for roof and terrace insulation applications. The application is carried out either by joining the EPDM membrane strips on the roof or terrace or by laying the EPDM Membrane which is pre-assembled / prepared in the form of panels to be insulated.
In both application options, EPDM membrane strips are bonded to each other by thermal heaters, ensuring excellent sealing.
In addition, all EPDM manufacturers around the world are constantly improving their application techniques.
Edge bands used for bonding EPDM membrane strips to each other ensure that EPDM maintains all properties at the welds, while the material content makes it possible to weld with mobile thermal welding machines at the construction site.
Sealing is guaranteed when welding with the appropriate method.
ROOF and TERRACE APPLICATIONS
Waterproofing System for Rooftop Terrace Roofs
In the roofs which are planned to be used as terraces, ceramics, etc. coating alone does not provide waterproofing. Water that will leak from uninsulated surfaces creates comfort problems in the lower floors.
It is also resistant to temperature differences that terraces will be exposed to. waterproofing under the coatings prevents such problems.
Waterproofing System for Non-Touring Terrace Roofs
On the roofs which are constructed as terrace and does not be opened to use, water accumulating on the surface due to rain and snow, even if proper evacuation measures are taken, it leaks from the floor concrete and cause comfort problems in living spaces. Such problems can be prevented by the reverse roof detail, which also includes heat insulation boards to prevent heat loss to the building due to the terrace roof.
FOUNDATION WALL APPLICATIONS
The base areas are exposed to pressurized or non-pressurized water in the form of any leakage coming from the ground where it sits. The ground water that will penetrate the foundation concrete from the uninsulated areas causes the steel reinforcement to corrode and expands and causes serious damage to the concrete. Basically, such a problem, which is one of the most important elements for a solid structure, significantly reduces the life of the building. In order to avoid an irreversible result, under-basement waterproofing is required by external bundling. Foundation curtain walls are exposed to leaking water, temporary or continuous pressurized ground water from the moment the soil is filled. Drainage applications around the foundation are only effective in reducing ground water pressure, preparing concrete with water impermeability additives does not provide complete waterproofing. Water entering to the concrete from uninsulated surfaces causes corrosion in steel reinforcement and then results in shortening the life of the structure. Moisture emerging in indoor spaces also affects the comfort of life negatively. To prevent this, a waterproofing application by external bundling method prevents all these problems.
Artificial Ponds & Agricultural Irrigation Ponds
In swimming and agricultural irrigation ponds, reinforced concrete walls and floors do not prevent water leakage and leakage alone. Special points such as water discharge holes, water inlets, windows, wall and floor joints in concrete structure are weak in terms of sealing. In addition, cracks that may occur in reinforced concrete facilitate water leakage. The application of ceramic type coating on the surface of the pool does not provide water insulation alone. For this reason, an effective waterproofing insulation must be applied.
Geomembrane applications in ornamental ponds have become more widespread today. Because ornamental pools are located in the garden of your home and should be easily changed at any time. This is not possible in reinforced concrete ponds. For this reason, after the application of geotextile felt, you can make decorative ornamental pools which are ready to use easily and practically with geomembrane laying.
EPDM GEOMEMBRANE PROPERTIES
-Provides elasticity and strength. EPDM membrane does not affected by heat, it performs best under maximum power.
-Provides versatile voltage. It has superior resistance to ground settlements and movements.
-Thermoset EPDM provides puncture resistance and full flexibility at the highest tensile strength.
- EPDM membrane with thermoset feature is stable on every floor and can stick to every floor. Due to its soft texture, the outer surface provides adhesion to every surface.
- It does not affected by low temperature, welding can be done at low temperatures.
- Provides excellent UV and Ozone resistance.It is extremely long-lasting in outdoor.
- Provides high resistance to chemicals.
- Resistant to waste water reservoirs.
- According to the application area, suitable large panels can be made. Therefore,It provides quick application in the works performed in the application field.
- It provides maximum application control and quality thanks to Thermobond Welding technique with ducted welding wedge.
- Thermobond welding technique with ducted welding wedge enables quality control with compressed air.
- It can be easily adhered to surfaces such as concrete, wood and metal and fixed by conventional methods.
-Drainages vs.consumables can be easily welded to detail parts and adapt to the floor.
- After long time use; if repair is required, those areas can be easily repaired locally.
- Thermoset Rubber EPDM membranes have been used for water retention for more than 80 years, making them one of the longest used geomembranes.