The NCS membrane is a Polyurea product. In Laymen’s terms, a hybrid
between Epoxy and Urethane developed for the waterproofing and protective
coating industry. This product is a amazing innovation to the waterproofing
industry. It was first used in the
Military and Marine industry. Then after seeing all of the benefits and capabilities of being
able to expand without fracturing made it a perfect fit for waterproofing residential and commercial decks
and buildings that are constantly under stress causing fractures in all
previous membranes over time. After years of testing and modifications
it is now the
premier choice of waterproofing membranes. And only a few chosen contractors have been certified and licensed and
approved to install the application.
So how does the new NCS Membrane stack up?
- 350% elongation (It will need to expand 3 ½ times surface area before
- Anti-fracture membrane Cold and Heat tolerances.
- Performs below freezing conditions and exceeds 130 degree Temp.
- Application areas can be back filled within a few hours.
- Very little dry time.
- Seamless solid surface membrane
- Hardness is a Shore D (460)
- It can be back filled without protection board.
- Extreme tolerances to Hydro-static pressures
- Typically 25% more for installation than other conventional roll on coatings.
Conventional waterproofing Membrane Materials w/ Protection Board
- Material cost relatively inexpensive.
- Readily available to most for applications
- Anti- fracture elements far less than NCS
- Material application is layered in with multi-coats. Application takes
- Dry-time is 3 times the amount of NCS
- Hardness and protection minimal
- Must utilize protection board for back fill (sub-grade waterproofing).
- Multi-Layered application allows for vegetation roots to impact between
layers for failure (sub-grade waterproofing)
This leads to the conclusion that the NCS-Subgrade Membrane is a little
more expensive up front, but in the long run will save you lots of money
in costly repairs in the future.