Theme Park Aquarium Repairs and Waterproofing
When it comes to the repair and waterproofing of your facility's concrete tanks and exhibits keep in mind the cost of temporarily relocating animals while future maintenance is being done. Tapecrete never has to be removed (it bonds to itself even after many years of service) so any future touch ups are completed quickly with minimum disruption
Tapecrete, with a 30 year world-wide successful project history, offers durability not available with traditional membranes comprised of epoxy, fibreglass and urethane. Tapecrete is based on the same Portland cement that your pool is made of, and offers the ability to transmit water vapour (i.e. breathe) while still maintaining a barrier to liquid water. Tapecrete repairs are resistant to the freeze/thaw damage caused by vapour trapped behind the membrane, as often occurs with traditional membranes.
Because Tapecrete is based on the same material as your original structure, there are none of the incompatibilities which exist when attempting to bond together dissimilar products. Expansion and contraction coefficients match the concrete shell of your pool or aquarium, thereby relieving stress at the bond line.
Tapecrete has a brilliant white finish that is immune to the effects of UV , and will not fade or chalk. You'll save on maintenance because the pool shell will never have to be painted again! Tinting for use in faux finishes for exhibits is also possible.
Cracks in the tanks are treated with fabric reinforced Elastra ER100 flexible acrylic membrane to eliminate leakage. Edge and floor tiles, when set with Tapecrete , remain bonded longer than with any other product.
Each application is unique. Tapecrete's mortars, reinforcing fabrics and elastomeric membrane can be combined in many ways to create the perfect solution.
Our Reference Projects Include:
Theme Park Zoos & Aquariums
- Tennessee Aquarium – Chattanooga, Tennessee
- Central Park Zoo – New York, New York
- Henry Doorly Zoo – Omaha, Nebraska
- Channel Islands Nat'l Park – Ventura, California
- Denver Airport Aquarium – Denver, Colorado
- Nassau Lagoon & Waterfall – Nassau, Bahamas
- Genoa Aquarium – Genoa, Italy
- Christofaro Columbo Aquarium – Italy
- Bergen Zoo – Norway
- Gotaborgs Aquarium – Sweden
- Skansen Aquarium – Sweden
- Toronto Zoo – Canada