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             The High Performance Solution for Plaza Deck and Green Roofing Applications

                                                 Siplast’s continuing dedication to research and
                                                 development has produced significant contribu-
                                                 tions to the roofing and waterproofing industry.
                                                 Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Siplast was a
                                                 pioneer in the search for higher performance,
                                                 next-generation roofing and waterproofing prod-
                                                 ucts. The search resulted in the development of
                                                 styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS) modified bitu-

                                                 In the 1970s, this technology led to the develop-
                                                 ment of Teranap for plaza deck and green roof-        A Teranap extensive green roof application using sedum plants
                                                 ing applications. Architectural designs incorpo-      creates a dramatic, colorful landscape on this roof.
                                                 rating plaza decks are often used to add design
                                                 appeal and maximize space utilization. Green
                                                 roofing systems offer a number of environmen-         The Teranap Waterproofing System
                                                 tal, technical, and aesthetic benefits for building   The Teranap Waterproofing System is a torch-
                                                 owners, including controlled storm water              applied SBS-modified bitumen system incorpo-
                                                 drainage, usable green space, and improved            rating two membrane layers. The base ply, Ter-
                                                 energy efficiency. For more than thirty-five years,   abase, is an elastomeric membrane engineered
                                                 Siplast as provided high performance water-           to retain its elasticity through the rigors of deck
                                                 proofing solutions for these exceptionally            movement. The top ply, Teranap, consists of a
                                                 demanding applications.                               nonwoven polyester mat impregnated and
                                                                                                       coated with SBS-modified bitumen. A root-
                                                 Teranap consists of an elastomeric asphalt base       resistant polyester film protects the surface of
                                                 – a unique blend of SBS and the highest quality       the sheet.
                                                 asphalt – with a puncture resistant polyester
                                                 reinforcement. The resulting SBS-modified bitu-       Teranap is 160 mils (4.0 mm) thick. When coupled
                                                 men membrane, produced in a unique 2-meter            with the Terabase base ply, which is 90 mils (2.2
                                                 width, is the optimum solution for plaza decks        mm) thick, the system totals over 250 mils of elas-
                                                 and green roofing.                                    tomeric waterproofing membrane. Rolls of Ter-
                                                                                                       anap are 2 meters wide and 20 meters long, pro-
                                                                                                       viding coverage of 400 square feet per roll. This
                                                                                                       coverage means a significant reduction in the
                                                                                                       number of seams as compared to projects using

Over 60,000 square feet of Terabase and Ter-
anap waterproof the pedestrian plazas, Chan-
nel Gardens, and wall behind the Prometheus
fountain at Rockefeller Center, a historic Art
Deco landmark in New York City.
conventional modified bitumen products. With
fewer seams, flexibility, elasticity, and puncture
resistance, the Teranap Waterproofing System
provides maximum protection from mechanical
and construction abuse. Teranap is also available
in a 1-meter width for applications where a
smaller roll is more practical and convenient, such
as set-back roofs and high-rise projects.

Because Teranap is torch-applied, no special
                                                      The Teranap Plaza Deck System starts with a Terabase base            Because Teranap is torch applied, no spe-
kettle or unusual application equipment is
                                                      sheet.                                                               cial kettle or unusual application equipment
required, and cold weather presents fewer appli-
                                                                                                                           is required. The finished sheet coverage of
cation restrictions. And application of the Ter-
                                                                                                                           400 square feet increases production and
anap Waterproofing System can be completed in
                                                                                                                           greatly reduces field seams.
phases, allowing greater scheduling flexibility.

Surfacing Options for Plaza Deck
and Green Roofing Applications
The Teranap Waterproofing System can be
specified with a wide variety of surfacings for
plaza deck applications, including pedestal and
                                                      The factory applied roof resistant finish is visible on the finished
pavers, and road asphalt. Green roofing appli-
                                                      Teranap surface.
cations can be specified with many landscape
options, including both extensive green and
intensive green assemblies. Extensive green is a
lightweight, minimum soil design incorporating
sedums, grasses, and wildflowers that require
minimal maintenance. Intensive green is a more
standard planting system that requires deeper
soil for grasses, shrubs, and trees.

Please contact Siplast for further information
                                                      The pedestals and pavers used on this job represent one of many
regarding specific surfacing applications.
                                                      surfacing options available with the Teranap Plaza Deck System.
1000 E. Rochelle Blvd.,
Irving, Texas 75062
Facsimile: 469-995-2205

In Canada:
201 Bewicke Ave., Suite 210
North Vancouver, BC, Canada V7M 3M7

Customer Service in North America:
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Front cover, top left: Over 60,000 square feet of
Teranap Waterproofing was installed at Rockefeller
Center in New York City.

Front cover, top right: The Siplast Teranap Waterproof-
ing System was chosen for the plaza deck of Frank
Lloyd Wright’s Monona Terrace in Madison, Wisconsin.

Back cover, top: A Teranap intensive green roof
provided the waterproofing solution for this
office complex.

Back cover, bottom left: A Siplast Teranap Green Roof
System is being installed on this downtown Houston

Back cover, bottom right: Teranap was chosen
for the 45,000 square-foot sixth floor plaza of the
Empire State Building in New York.


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