80 mil TritoFlex 2K rubber membrane
30 mil TritoCryl 1K acrylic top coat
30,000 square feet
Prisons and correctional facility roofs are difficult to replace when they reach the end of their life. Tear-offs are costly, disruptive to prison operations, and require additional security measures. At this correctional facility, a ballasted EPDM roof made a replacement even more problematic.
The General Contractor recommended the City Government who owns the prison take a look at Triton’s alternative solutions to replacing this roof. After proper analysis and due diligence was completed, it was determined the existing loose-laid EPDM membrane could be saved and mechanically-attached to the existing concrete deck. This would allow a new, seamless rubber membrane to be applied directly over the EPDM membrane to create a more puncture-resistant and durable waterproofing system.
TritoFlex 2K is a safe, non-toxic material with no VOC’s or harmful, disruptive odors that could affect the prison’s operations or result in legal complaints. It is applied quickly in just one coat with Triton’s instant-set technology, resulting in a thick 80 mil, impermeable waterproofing membrane. The contractor was able to remove the rock ballast, safely and securely attach the existing EPDM membrane and waterproof every new fastener and plate, and clean the EPDM of dirt it had collected over 20+ years. The TritoFlex 2K rubber membrane was then spray-applied directly to the cleaned EPDM.
The new rubber membrane was then top coated with a bright white TritoCryl 1K layer to achieve reduced heat transfer and sustainability. The final surface of all Triton’s roof restoration and recover systems is slip-resistant, providing peace of mind to institutions. Many conventional roofing systems, such as PVC, TPO, and Silicone, are extremely slippery when wet and add a life safety issue that wouldn’t have been present on this roof.
Triton has engineered stronger and safer alternatives to traditional roofing systems for institutional facilities and has become a top choice for prisons and correctional facilities around the country.