The Towers of Tartu Cathedral

Tartu Cathedral, the two towers waterproofing tough decking solution with polyurea.

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    The Towers of Tartu Cathedral

    Tartu Cathedral, earlier also known as Dorpat Cathedral, is a fomer Catholic church in Tartu (Dorpat), Estonia. The building is now an imposing ruin overlooking the lower town. In the small part of it that has been renovated is now located the museum of the University of Tartu, which the university also uses for major receptions. The towers of Tartu Cathedral is national heritage object.

    The University of Tartu ordered waterproofing works with weather resistant (UV stable) solution. Company Polimaris made two towers with polyurea system which is durable for friction (pedestrian movement), it is waterproofing, uv resistant and anti slippery. In this moment this solution was new for Estonian construction market and it was great possibility to make well known object with new technology.

    TWO TOWERS had concrete layer covered with epoxy layer and it had problems with waterproofing, rain water damaged old construction and it was great necessity for this kind of works. Works were done really fast because the University of Tartu Museum could open towers for visitors and for tourists much faster than with regular solutions. Within 5 days object was finished and during this time was  applied new polyurea cover (300 m2), which was sprayed with hot spray high pressure machine in a one day.