Sleeper Tape® is a quick and efficient way to protect and guard your timber from moisture rot, oxygen decay and fungi deterioration.
SOLVING PROBLEMS – Sleeper Frame Weathering
Constant exposure to soil or moisture when being outdoors can result in significant timber frame weathering. The most common area for this damage to occur is when the sleeper planks rest unprotected on the ground constantly absorbing moisture or when the soil rests against the timber framework deteriorating the exposed surfaces providing support.
BENEFITS Of Using Sleeper Tape ®
- Air- and smoke-tight
- Easy release
- If screws are removed, no residue is left on the screw
- Tape doesn’t stick to itself on the adhesive side – no wastage
- Upgraded sustainable materials – Like composite decking, we are now using sustainable materials in Sleeper Tape. The flat fibre strand laminated webbing layers are manufactured from self-reinforced thermo polymers which gradually increase in strength over time and are 100% recycled !
WHAT Is Sleeper Tape® ?
Sleeper Tape® is a non-butyl self-sealing tape manufactured from a massively strong polymer acrylic adhesive, which gives a completely waterproof and weatherproof seal.
With a permanent adhesive bond for 50 years and a product 25-year guarantee
Suitable to be used with both traditional timber sleepers and also the more advanced treated sleepers, Sleeper Tape® will protect any timber structure from moisture deterioration and providing application is appropriate. e.g. garden flower beds.
WHY WALTHER STRONG Sleeper Tape® ?
Sleeper Tape® is a non-butyl tape.
Non-Butyl tapes are particularly suitable for this application as they are completely UV stable and keep their integrity for longer. This means that they have many advantages over both butyl and asphalt tapes. In addition to that providing a much longer lasting support to timber compared to bitumen paints and similar treatments.
In addition to this, it is stable from -40C to +93C with no cracking, peeling or strength loss.
WHERE / HOW To Apply Sleeper Tape® ?
Simply applying a strip of Sleeper Tape® along the side of the desired area of support (rather than paint) protects the timber as it creates a strong seal from any moisture.
NOTE: tape applied to the timber is best suited to dry / damp wood so let the sleepers dry out before applying the tape.