Volclay is lightning quick to install when compared to torch-on membranes, as a good applicator can apply in excess of 200m² of Voltex in a day.
Volclay can be installed in any weather, whereas a couple rainy days will grind a torch-on project to a halt. This has massive implications for the scheduling of all other trades, and worse still, when the pressure on the applicators to get the project out of the ground becomes too great, they may resort to installing the torch-on in less than ideal (wet) conditions, leading to water ingress issues later on.
Volclay can often be laid straight to ground, negating the need for formwork and site concrete. This saves both time and money and makes project managers happy because there is less scheduling required.
The above images show a Volclay Voltex application. If a torch-on had been used, footings would need to be boxed and site concrete would have been required. Using Volclay Voltex means no boxing or site concrete was required and the product was laid straight to ground, saving both time and money.
Two days were lost on this project due to bad weather, but it is not unusual to lose a week or more. The most telling part of this case study was the application rate, on this project the Volclay product was five times quicker to install.
Allco Waterproofing Solutions could have saved the project up to $10,500 and a week's worth of labour.