Apolodor renders Ealing fountain waterproof using Ronafix Mix E


Ronafix Mix E applied to leaking fountain base

Ronacrete Approved Contractor Apolodor was called to a property in Enfield to repair a water fountain.

 The fountain was the central focus in an attractive residential courtyard serving several properties but water from the fountain had started to leak through cracks that had formed in the base.

Apolodor removed the fountain head and drained the standing water from the system.  They then shot blasted the original defective render to provide a mechanical key for the new render system, defective and loose materials were removed.

All materials were mixed with a slow speed drill fitted with a spiral paddle or forced action mixer (e.g. Baron or CreteAngle).  Other methods of mixing are not recommended because full dispersion of Ronafix polymer is essential to the performance of the cured mortar.

The existing rendered surface was dampened to reduce suction and Apolodor brush applied a Ronafix/ cement slurry primer to the base and walls of the fountain pit. While the primer was still tacky the first layer of Ronafix Mix E was trowel applied to the surface, combed to provide a key and allowed to harden before application of the second layer.

 Ronafix Mix E is a BBA Approved tanking render mix design which provides a durable waterproof barrier.  Ronafix Mix E is also available as a pre-packed product, Ronafix Pre-packed Tanking Render.

BBA Certification

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Ronafix Mix E and Mix A have been issued with a BBA (British Board of Agrément) Certificate relating to the application of renders.

Agrément Certificates are the gold standard for products within the construction industry and are only awarded to a product after passing a thorough assessment which includes laboratory testing, on-site evaluations and inspections of production. Regular monitoring of product manufacture by the BBA takes place twice a year with a full and comprehensive reassessment every three years.

About Ronacrete

Ronacrete is an international manufacturer of specialist construction products with factories and development centres in the UK and the Far East. Accreditations include BS EN ISO 9001, BS EN ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, offering specifiers the opportunity to gain BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes credits. Market leading brands include SuDS compliant RonaDeck resin bound products for paving and tree pits, Ronafix admixture and Ronafix modified pre-packed mortars with BBA approvals for screeds, renders, concrete repair and bedding. Ronacrete produces materials for; resin bound and resin bonded hard landscaping, polymer modified and fast drying screeds, waterproof renders and coatings, concrete repair and protection, waterproof bedding mortars and resin flooring. www.ronacrete.co.uk
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