Category Archives: Ground Gas Protection

Liquid Gas Membrane (LGM) Application video

Visqueen Liquid Gas Membrane is a grey, one part elastomeric polymer modified liquid that dries to form a black, flexible membrane. The product is supplied in a 20L container.


 

Typical Applications
Visqueen Liquid Gas Membrane is used for providing damp proofing, gas proofing or waterproofing for a range of applications, including:

  • Gas and damp proofing of solid concrete floors
  • Vertical gas and damp proofing of rendered brickwork and blockwork masonry walls
  • Gas and damp proofing of junctions with steel stanchions
  • Complex gas and damp proofing of detailing applications
  • Gas and waterproofing of basement structures and lift pits

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Visqueen Gas Barrier offers a safe solution for the protection of buildings against methane, radon and carbon dioxide

Visqueen Gas Barrier offers a safe solution for the protection of buildings against methane, radon and carbon dioxide, when installed in accordance with the relevant codes of practice.

Gas Barriers

Visqueen Gas Barrier

Visqueen Gas Barrier is a multi-layer reinforced polyethylene membrane with an integral aluminium foil. For ease of identification on site Visqueen Gas Barrier is coloured blue on one side and silver on the reverse. The barrier combines strength and performance with flexibility and easy installation.

  • BBA Approved
  • Low permeability to methane, radon and carbon dioxide.
  • High quality multi-layer reinforced LDPE membranes with aluminium core with high levels of tear and impact resistance.
  • High resistance to puncture.
  • Complies with relevant codes of practice such as BRE and CIRIA.

Visqueen Gas Barrier and ancillary components must be installed in accordance with the recommendations of Building Research Establishment BRE 414 “Protective measures for housing on gas contaminated land” and CIRIA C665 “Assessing risks posed by hazardous ground gases to buildings”, NHB C guidelines, and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Ground Gas Handbook. The product is not intended for use where there is a risk of hydrostatic pressure. Continue reading

Getting to know the Visqueen GX Geomembrane

Visqueen GX Geomembrane is a high quality single layer HDPE membrane and is suitable for use as a barrier membrane on brownfield sites that require protection from dangerous contaminants such as hydrocarbons and methane.

Geomembrane

Visqueen GX Geomembrane offers a safe solution for the protection of buildings and occupiers against all levels of hydrocarbons (usually petroleum and oil based contaminants), methane, carbon dioxide and radon ingress. Typically these are sites previously used as petrol stations, coalfields, landfill sites or are contaminated industrial sites. The product is available in a variety of thicknesses for standard applications and can also be made to order to meet more tailored requirements where larger projects are concerned. Continue reading

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Visqueen Building Products is the market leader in the manufacture and supply of structural waterproofing and gas protection systems. Our range of solutions includes proven high performance damp proof membranes, damp proof courses, gas barriers, tanking membranes and vapour control layers. Continue reading