General Caulking & Coatings Co., Inc. was awarded the “Esplanade Aventura” project at the Aventura Mall in the summer of 2018. Initial contract scope included complete encapsulation of the foundation mat including all below grade walls, piles, pile caps and grade beams with Tremco’s TWS triple waterproofing system, the first of its kind in South Florida.
Once the project got underway, GCC was awarded the remaining portion of the project that included all plaza decks over occupied space with Tremco’s Vulkem 350/Epoxy primer waterproofing system under tile. Additional scope included Tremco’s Tremproof 250 GC cold fluid applied waterproofing system including Tremco’s drainage matting at all planters and all elevated walkways prior to the topping system being installed. All building expansion joints required a dynamic system due to joint width and GCC installed Emseal’s 6” fire rated compressible foam expansion joint system to wall vertical expansion joints on the project.
GCC’s preconstruction team sat with the project general contractor, VCC to develop a waterproofing system that connected all systems resulting in providing the Owner with the desired warranties and under budget. GCC mechanics who were certified by Tremco for the various systems worked closely with the general contractor to provide the highest quality and on-time for the project schedule.