The Rotary Club of Hermanus is involved in many charity projects and Sika is proud to be associated with one of these well-deserved ventures. The community project, which commenced earlier this year, was to waterproof the slate tile roofs of the Mollergren Park Retirement Village. This beautiful beachfront property is subject to the Western Cape's heavy winter rainfall, which tends to exacerbate most vulnerable roofing structures.

Mollergren Park's waterproofing problems have been pinned to the fact that the roofs were not built with sufficient fall. Although the roofs were originally waterproofed, the retirement village has had to undertake yearly maintenance on the structure and, looking to minimize such costs, they were seeking a long-term solution. Sika recommended that the roofs firstly be high-pressure cleaned, then treated with Sika Sealoflex Professional. This flexible, fibre-reinforced waterproofer eliminates the application of a separate membrane layer, making it a hassle-free, all-in-one product. The acrylic-based waterproofer is extremely durable, requires no special cleaning products for tools and can be over coated with other acrylic paints. Sika recommended that following the application of Sealoflex Pro, the roofs be covered with a roof paint for UV protection. With Sika's reliable products and systems will be no wet blankets at Mollergren Retirement village in the future.