Blog · Our 2016 Review of Waterproofing Projects in Pictures

In the past year, the Government of Kenya has continued to improve and expand the infrastructure of the country. KNBS reported that the sector grew by 13.6% in 2015 compared to the 13.1% growth the sector posted in 2014 largely due to implementation of mega infrastructure and energy flagship projects under Vision 2030. Case in point, the Northern Corridor Transport Improvement Project (NCTIP), the Lamu Port and Lamu Southern Sudan-Ethiopian Transport Corridor (LAPSSET) have been attracting interest and financing from the global community.


The LAPSSET Project in particular will serve as a way to expand port access, will boost rail construction, as well as the potential pipeline for oil discovered in the country. See more at http://www.lapsset.go.ke/. The Kenyan Government has received support from the World Bank and the UN, as it plans to support the development of 150,000 new apartments for the lower class “squatters” that currently reside in slums. The Government is also working on the “Slum Upgrading Project” with UN Habitat, in order to better living conditions in the slums.
One of the key improvements in Kenya’s construction business is the involvement of China. Chinese firms have been working on multiple new projects around the country, which has caused tension among the locals, who feel that they are being deprived of such jobs. On the other hand though, the Chinese firms have continued to be relentlessly efficient, and thus beneficial to the country’s infrastructure. Also of note is the cancellation of the multibillion shilling construction of the new, modern terminal at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The cancellation of the new terminal by KAA will prevent JKIA from increasing its capacity as was planned, which may affect players in the tourism industry and import/export business.
That said, what can we say was unique about 2016 in regards to waterproofing? Two words. WATER TANKS. The demand for waterproofing water tanks has substantially increased over the past year. This is due to the fact that individuals and companies have been building water tanks. This is largely driven by the shortage of water in counties and increased demand for water. The increased demand is stemming from the residential & commercial buildings coming up across the country and also from increased commercial activities. It is pretty obvious that water harvesting, conservation and storage is becoming a major priority among individuals and companies. Our products were also used in a couple of basements, flat roofs, piched roofs, basements and swimming pools.
The following pictures represent some of the projects we have done or consulted over the past year. Please note that not all projects done or consulted were captured in pictures.


 

Swimming pool suspected to be leaking through the walls

Swimming pool suspected to be leaking through the walls

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Swimming pool suspected to be leaking through the walls

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Swimming pool suspected to be leaking through the walls

Swimming pool

Swimming pool suspected to be leaking through the walls

Living room

Living room treated for rising damp

living room rising damp

Living room treated for rising damp

living room

Living room treated for rising damp

leaking pump room

leaking pump room

leaking pump room

leaking pump room

leaking pump room

leaking pump room

leaking pump room

leaking pump room

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APP tucked in a parapet wall

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APP tucked in a parapet wall. This was done 6 years ago. Still intact

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APP installed 6 years ago. Minor repairs were done in areas where it was punctured by the client

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APP installed 6 years ago. Minor repairs were done in areas where it was punctured by the client

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APP installed 6 years ago. Minor repairs were done in areas where it was punctured by the client

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APP installed 6 years ago. Minor repairs were done in areas where it was punctured by the client

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APP installed 6 years ago. Minor repairs were done in areas where it was punctured by the client

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APP installed 6 years ago. Minor repairs were done in areas where it was punctured by the client

Living room

Site inspection of a client’s living room which floods when it rains

living room

Site inspection of a client’s living room which floods when it rains

Living room

Renovation of a residential house in progress. The floor needs waterproofing

Living room

Renovation of a residential house in progress. The floor and retaining walls needs waterproofing

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Renovation of a residential house in progress. The floor needs waterproofing

Roof slab

A leaking roof slab

Roof slab

A leaking roof slab

roof slab

A leaking roof slab

Asbestos roof

Leaking Asbestos roof

leaking wall

A leaking damp wall

Liquid rubber

Dressing a down pipe with liquid rubber

damp floor

damp floor

outside corridor main entrance (2)

damp floor

toilet (1)

damp floor

liquid rubber

Liquid rubber applied on roof ridge

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Liquid rubber applied on a leaking roof ridge

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Liquid rubber on a leaking roof

suspended roof slab

A leaking suspended roof slab with an expansion joint

suspended roof slab

a leaking suspended roof slab

swimming pool

Swimming pool construction in progress

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Water feature construction in process

leaking wall

badly damaged wall due to leakages

leaking wall

leaking wall

leaking wall

damp wall

perimeter wall

damp perimeter wall

damp perimeter wall

damp perimeter wall with algae

screed hardening

screed hardening

screed hardening

screed hardening