Plant rooms must be durable and resilient. They directly affect the lifespan of your equipment, the comfort of your occupants, and the financial viability of your business.

The plant room acts as the central hub of your building, housing critical components for services like electricity, plumbing, HVAC, and others. Often, it’s crammed into the tightest space possible, creating a complex maze for technicians to navigate and maintain various systems.

It not only has to withstand the frequent stops, starts, and vibrations of the equipment but is also typically subjected to weather elements, coping with extreme temperatures, cold, and moisture. Additionally, after decades of maintenance work involving technicians wrenching on parts, dropping tools, and drilling holes, the floors experience added stress.

Also, addressing repairs on the floor or walls tends to be difficult and often results in only temporary fixes once the plant is in place.

Therefore, the approach to waterproofing and dampening a plant room can significantly affect future returns.

For over a century, the most effective method for safeguarding the structural integrity of your plant room has been to apply a 20-25mm layer of Neuchâtel Mastic Asphalt to the floors. This solution is known for its resilience, durability, flexibility, and longevity, with a lifespan of 50-60 years, often outlasting the equipment within the plant itself.

The images in this article are of a plant room at the Spark Tower on Victoria Street West, constructed by Mansons and installing Neuchâtel Mastic Asphalt by our applicator partner, Asphaltech Waterproofing.

Many tradesmen are operating in a small space while the plant room is being constructed. Consequently, the membrane is vulnerable to harm both during and after building. By selecting Neuchâtel Mastic Asphalt, the customer receives a product that is durable and simple to apply at any point along the building process.

It works well with intricate shapes. Neuchâtel Mastic Asphalt is simple to join and repair, making it straightforward to install a new plant after application, and also offers a 20-year warranty to ensure your peace of mind.

At Neuchâtel, we have a long-standing reputation for protecting surfaces from damage caused by heavy machinery and environmental factors. Over the years, we have continually improved our products and services to be more resilient, eco-friendly, and cost-effective, particularly for large-scale projects. For more information, please contact us on 09 441 4595.