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As the construction market continues to evolve, the
push for tighter budgets and restricted schedules
has made shotcrete a viable choice in lieu of formand
pour applications to significantly reduce overall costs.
Unfortunately, most of the traditional waterproofing products
were not suitable for this application because of failures
due to the impact pressure on the products during shotcrete
Neptune Coatings developed WetSuit®, “Disruptive
Waterproofing Solutions,” which reduces the potential of
failure at seams and laps like traditional sheet systems.
Neptune Coatings continues to work to gain certifications
for its systems in the shotcrete market.
WetSuit is a polymer-modified bitumen membrane that is
cold fluid-applied. A zero-VOC, seamless and self-flashing
monolithic membrane that is applied to horizontal, vertical,
and blindside surfaces with superior adhesion, it provides
a true waterproofing solution (less than 0.1 U.S. Perms/in.).
WetSuit 2 Part, the flagship product, is a two-component,
instant-set water-based coating that is spray-applied using
Neptune Coating proprietary equipment. It can be 80%
cured in 3 seconds, providing the ability to build at any mil
thickness in a single pass. With the capability of going over
green concrete (using a specific primer) coupled with a highproduction
rate of about 1500 ft2/h (140 m2/h), the 2 Part
system can shave days off a project.
WetSuit 1 Part is a self-leveling, single-component coating
that can be sprayed, rolled, or brush-applied. With no
need to reinforce, WetSuit can be applied in both vertical
substrates in a single pass and will be fully
adhered and self-flashing, even in 90-degree angles.
In addition, WetSuit is available as a trowel grade and
fiber-rated trowel for detailing. Undercover and primer are
used for penetrations and surface preparation.
WetSuit’s self-extinguishing Class A fire rating—combined
with severe hail resistance, high-velocity wind uplift, more
than 2000% elongation, UV stability, and the ability to resist
ponding water—makes it not only faster but also stronger.
Neptune Coatings offers full warranty packages of up to
20 years for every application.
WetSuit is applied only by trained and certified applicators
who have been gone through an extensive training
Fig. 1: Patented WetSuit spray equipment
Fig. 2: WetSuit over a shotcrete created irrigation control system
Fig. 3: WetSuit application for below grade at T-Mobile Arena
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