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VOL XXVI, NO 97

Belzona® Seals Fountain Leaks

 
 

Industry:

Buildings & Structures (BSTR)

 
 

Application:

Floor Problem Areas (FPA)

 
 

Customer Location:

Millennium Fountain, South West England

 
 

Application Date:

October 2011

 
 

Application Situation:

Large architectural water feature in city centre site.

 
 

Problem:

After 11 years of service the Millennium Fountain started to leak from between the base and the side wall interfaces within the pond areas. The water was leaking onto the pathways and staining the side walls of the fountain. Also the cost of the water loss was running into thousands of pound per year.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 4111 (Magma Quartz) 

 

Substrate:

Welsh Slate

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet FPA-3. The existing failed rubber fillets were removed; the joints were then dried out and prepared to a good firm dry substrate. After carefully masking the area a fillet of Belzona® 4111 was applied between wall and floor in the pond areas. The Belzona® 4111 was tinted to match the slate colour. A slurry mix of Belzona® 4111 was also poured to seal between the slate slabs. 

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The product costs of the Belzona solution was about £2,500, the water loss was about four times more than this per year. The product was chosen because of the quick curing times and its ability to be colour matched to the welsh slate used in the fountains construction. This was a key to the success of the project as the repairs needed to blend in with the original look of the fountain.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Failed fillets within the fountain
  2. Building the new Belzona® 4111 fillets
  3. Belzona® 4111 fillets completed and the slate joint being filled with the slurry mix
  4. Completed application with the fountain refilled and back in use
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com