Elevator Pits

Elevator pit waterproofing is notoriously difficult. Spaces are confined, and the elevator pit is lower and more likely to be in the water table. V-Cal waterproofing solutions are ideally suited for waterproofing in confined spaces.
For owners, designers, and contractors, the elevator pit is often the first part of a building they waterproof with V-Cal solutions for this reason – and the waterproofing is so effective that they often go on to use it in other parts of the building and save considerable time and money. Pilings and columns which may require waterproofing and be subject to corrosion are also protected by V-Cal waterproofing solutions. The admixtures reduce the amount of water that can be absorbed by the concrete, and also form a coating around the steel reinforcement, to give additional protection against corrosion.

V-CAL PERFORMS SOIL GROUTING BELOW ELEVATOR PITS AND AROUND PISTON SLEEVE CASINGS FOR WATER CUT-OFF, SUPPORT, AND STOP WATER INFILTRATION.
• ELEVATOR PIT REPAIR
• ELEVATOR PIT WATER INFILTRATION
• ELEVATOR PIT CRACK REPAIR
• ELEVATOR PIT FRENCH DRAIN SYSTEM
Elevator pit water infiltration is a constant problem. Water often infiltrates elevator pits through cracks, cold joints, and honey combs. Actively leaking cracks can be sealed permanently with water activated polyurethane foams. Not so typical is water leaking through and around the elevator’s piston sleeve casing and joints in the floor slab.

V-CAL has a long and successful history of sealing elevator pits and the most difficult of water infiltration through these areas. Techniques have included grouting to create a monolithic soil mass below the elevator pit for Water Cut-Off and in advance of excavation to inhibit soil loss.


Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you think you may have a concrete repair issue,
otherwise you may find yourself with major renovation problems in the future.

To arrange for a FREE onsite inspection and consultation, call V-Cal today! 416.804.1624

 

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