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Rooftop Waterproofing with Prodeq


Prodeq ™ is a robust and versatile waterproofing system designed for rooftop waterproofing with an overburden – the choice of which is limitless. TQ3 will warrant removal and replacement of the overburden – whatever it may be. Pavers, ballast, concrete topping or a vegetated roof garden we cover it all.

TQ3’s dedicated technical support company (TQ3 Technical Services Inc) provides the equipment and a  quality control / supervisory service that benefits the installer, developer, GC and waterproofing consultant equally. Our experience working in such a challenging environment that is the New york City construction market is second to none, as can be seen in the photographs below taken form three recent projects:

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Long Island City


TQ3 will be exhibiting at the AIA Convention in Philadelphia this year. On display will be the full range of large scale samples from our extensive range of waterproofing and traffic coating solutions.

The exhibition runs from May 19-21.


See you there…….

Potable Water Tank Coating at The Chrysler Building

TQ3 has recently waterproofed a number of tanks at New York’s iconic Chrysler Building. Some of the tanks required the use of our FX 650 which is potable water certified complying with the requirements of NSF61. A challenging project in a confined space, using one of our specialist ‘palm spray guns’ the installer was able to cope with the numerous difficult projections including bolts & struts. This direct to metal membrane is designed to adhere to well prepared and unprimed substrates. The membrane sets in a matter of seconds, is free from VOC’s and can be returned to service the same day.

TQ3 offers a range of spray applied coating systems for tanks and primary/secondary containment, please contact us on 973 882 7900 to discuss your needs.

NEW YORK CITY - OCTOBER 24, 2013: Lower Manhattan Landmark in B&W. Manhattan has been described as the economic and cultural center of the United States.








Safety Surfacing with Trafficoat

Trafficoat Logo

Trafficoat, our PMMA textured surface coating has recently been installed by our installer/distributor SRM in Vancouver BC. Trafficoat is a rapid curing durable coating designed for vehicular use and is available in a wide range of colors. It is ideally suited to fast turnaround projects, once installed it can be opened to traffic in less than 30 minutes.


Vivid green walkways


Safety Yellow around maintenance pit




All of us here at TQ3 would like to thank all of our customers, clients and contractors for their continued support in 2015 and look forward to working with you on future projects for 2016 and beyond…..

New Yorkers See in the New Year at Brooklyn’s Bushwick Inlet Park


Prodeq ™ was installed on this stunning green roof project designed by Kiss Cathcart Architects back in 2012.


October 2015

TQ3 Technical Services Produce Record Breaking Month in Manhattan

TQ3 Tech Services were able to take full advantage of the kind October weather and help install a record amount of spray applied waterproofing for one month. In the third week alone we manage to install close to 45,000 sf of completed waterproofing across multiple projects. With 6 spray rigs and multiple teams of technicians we managed installations as diverse as roofing in lower Manhattan, a 70,000 sf of parking garage on the upper west side, water tanks in mid-town and a plaza deck on the upper east side.

Of note is the project at 205 E. 92nd St, TQ3 systems are being used at multiple locations on this mixed use development for The Related Companies. The third week of October saw the plaza deck at that location have 14,000 sf of Prodeq ™ waterproofing installed in a single shift. TQ3 technicians working in conjunction approved installer MRS of Hackensack, NJ were able to co-ordinate the work with two spray machines working simultaneously throughout the day. Great job by everyone involved !

Below is a video showing the two crews working side by side….

In addition to the work in Manhattan we also completed projects in Brooklyn, Queens and, of course, The Bronx.



September 2015

Qontain Waterproofs walls at Bronx River House


Kiss Cathcart Architects have chosen multiple TQ3 systems for the new Bronx River House development in The Bronx. One of the more interesting application was the use of our Qontain system to waterproof the CMU walls, approximately 9,000 sf, prior to placement of decorative screen. This technically challenging application was carried out by approved installer Roseshield working in partnership with TQ3 Technical Services. Difficult detailing and the vertical application made this a challenging installation for traditional liquid systems. Once prepared and primed the installation was completed in two days with two people.

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                                FX 400 Installed to CMU and timber struts

Prodeq ™ Waterproofs 70,000 sf of green and blue roofs in downtown Philadelphia


TQ3’s Prodeq ™ waterproofing was chosen to waterproof the new green roof development at Cira Center in the heart of downtown Philadelphia. Prodeq’s robust finish was a key to deciding the choice of system, no protection board was required and the waterproofing was driven on throughout the whole construction phase. Designer Roofmeadow in conjunction with approved installer EDA Contractors and GC Hunter Roberts worked tirelessly to co-ordinate the installation over the last 18 months – the grand opening took place recently.

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                           Completed green roof at CIRA Center


August 2015

Balcony Waterproofing with Pumadeq Deco


TQ3’s Pumadeq system was chosen by Wyndham Condominiums in Garden City, New York, for the waterproofing and resurfacing of their balconies.A custom color blend was developed to create an aesthetically pleasing finish for the homeowners. Pumadeq is a flexible MMA system uniquely modified with urethane which gives the system the advantages of fast cure times and the benefits of flexibility at low temperatures.


Birds Eye View of Pumadeq Deco Installed

Top Balcony Completed

July 2015

New Product Launch

FX 500 HA 

As a replacement to the old GP Flexcoat TQ3 announces the introduction of FX 500 HA. A two component, 100% solids and odor free highly flexible elastomeric membrane. Designed for use in areas inaccessible to our spray rigs or where the project is relatively small. The system is squeegee applied and installed at between 40 & 80 mils dependent upon specification. The product was recently used at a private penthouse apartment on Park Ave in uptown Manhattan. A 1,000 sf was treated on to plywood and all base flashings and penetrations were waterproofed using  GP Roofcoat, the system was finished using GP Wearcoat with sand, providing a key for the soundproofing adhesive.

FX 650

The latest addition to our range of sprayable systems is FX 650. A pure polyurea spray system designed for use in potable water situations. TQ3 Technical Services has recently been working with engineering staff at Tishman Speyer’s 666 3rd Ave building where four steel tanks have been lined using the FX 650.

The steel tanks were corroded and in need of repair, TQ3 Technical Services came up with a novel solution by first fixing and draping a geotextile fabric to the walls using turn bars. Once in place the FX 650 was applied by plural component high pressure spray equipment at approximately 120 mils. The work was completed over a weekend and back in service Monday morning.


Geotextile being fixed to tank walls


Preparing the tanks



June 2015

205 E. 92nd St, Manhattan, NY

Prodeq installed to one of the upper terraces, no protection board required

Related Properties have chosen a range of TQ3 Systems on their new mixed use development currently under construction on Manhattan’s upper east side. TQ3 certified installer MRS Inc. has installed Prodeq (Plaza Deck & Terraces), Dundeq (Mechanical Rooms) & Qontain (Water Retention Vault) utilizing TQ3 Technical Services spray service. This challenging project has once again highlighted the versatility and robust qualities of TQ3 systems when installed in typically challenging conditions.

Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Pumadeq, TQ3’s unique PU/MMA reinforced waterproofing system has been used to waterproof the rooftop plaza at the iconic Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Initially started last winter, the renovation was carried out during the colder months and our GC Primer was the ideal priming solution to deal with temperatures in the 30’s and the damp conditions. The XL version of our epoxy range allows low temperature applications and the moisture insensitivity proved to be invaluable allowing the installer (USA Roofing of Brooklyn) to complete the work with minimal disruption to the schedule.

Completed project with pavers

Completed project

Pumaflex 31 being installed to canopy support structure

TQ3 Technical Services takes delivery of new spray rig

Delivery of our latest state of the art rig complete with its’ own generator and air conditioned trailer took place a couple of weeks ago and is already proving to be a welcome addition to the fleet. Being a completely self contained unit we are able to arrive on site early, get everything fired up and ready to spray in minutes rather than hours.

Rig #5