Hyper Resilient. Obscenely Durable.
Romex hardscapes are categorically stronger, longer lasting and more durable than any other, with proven results that far exceed industry standards.
Highly Water Permeable.
Innovative and unique, Romex solutions can capture rainfall on site, providing multiple options for storm water management, including earning LEED points.
Permeable hardscapes never trap water “between a rock and a hard place”. Water flows through and out, avoiding the destructive results of expansion as it freezes.
Impenetrable. No Weeds, No Ants.
It doesn’t take long - ants and weeds strive to push up underneath and between pavers, destroying their look and structural integrity. Romex stops them in their tracks.
Slash Install Timelines.
Romex resin jointing mortars are installed in a fluid state before hardening, completely filling joints and giving you up to 90% time and labour savings over concrete jointing.
German-Engineered and Manufactured.
Romex invented the technology and remains the sole global market leader. Production and QA are controlled through centralized fabrication in Germany to DIN ISO 9001:2000.
The Great Canadian Landscaping Company
Jean Lambert, Senior Project Manager
The Great Canadian Landscaping Company
Joan from North Vancouver
Watch our renovation of Vancouver's iconic Canada Place and meet some key team members.
The World's Most Resilient Permeable Hardscapes - Canada Place Plaza Deck Resurfacing - Romex CanadaThe Romex permeable hardscape solution selected for the 23,000 sqft Canada Place Plaza Deck Resurfacing Project in Vancouver, BC. Completed Jan 2017 - April 2017. Romex Trass Bed, Adhesion Elutriant and 2-component resin-based grouts D1 and Flex Joint. RSG 10-Year Warranty.
Videography by Paul Novy at http://icebergfilms.com/
Music Credits: The Technology Corporate by MikeStown - license purchased from AudioJungle.net
Almost a year ago, we established our brand Romex and we brought it to Canada, and built our subsidiary here in Vancouver, we are very proud, we found good people to deal with, they understand the benefits coming out of our system very quick and very fast. Then they brought this project on the table and said we got a chance to show the whole system coming with -our ten-year warranty to this jobsite. It was a big honour for us, finally the architects and decision makers and customer for Canada Place decided to choose us to renew the surface on Canada Place.
This site was very unique in the technical challenges that it posed, obviously, we have got the cruise ships as the main factor here, where they bump up against the sides of building, they are tied to it, they can shake the whole thing. As well as the cruise ships hitting it, you have got the vehicle weight going in there, as well as thousands of people. There is also minimal slope on here for drainage so the permeability of the product was vital in that sense, there is also low depth available so the strength of the product was vital in that sense as well. Then we have the office space below as well as the parking space so there is the need to provide insulation to that space which again impacted the depth of what we had to deal with. Then the water catchment and general rainfall in Vancouver is a big topic always, puddles forming on the surface, so the fact that our system provides that degree of permeability coupled with the light drainage on the surface. Also, this whole deck needed to be done in time for the first cruise ship arrival, our grout products are applied as a sludge and applied with a squeegee with a simple broom off finish, there is none of the typical hands and knees installation. We provide up to ten times or greater installation rates than typical grouting products. So, the challenges of this site were really something that only our Romex products were able to provide a solution to. One of the things that I personally find most exciting about Romex are the sustainability benefits that it brings. Firstly, we are a carbon neutral company and that’s rare in construction. Secondly Romex specifically provides multiple sustainability benefits, primarily it’s a product that lasts, its resilient, it doesn’t break. That means you can plan for decades not just for years. Thirdly we ship just the Romex high tech resins, the aggregates are sourced locally and that means we minimise the impact through the operation of our business and the use of Romex products. Now on another note, Romex provides exceptional water management, and that can mean water goes back into the ground instead of the sewer system which is becoming more and more of a concern as we change the climate and water falls in larger amounts in shorter periods of time. There is a variety of test specifications which were required for this particular project. Both from our traditional European standards which are tested over with the factory at the German headquarters in Europe. ISO certification. Proof of inert which means that the products are chemically inert once they are cured. They provide no leeching which was very important to a portside project such as this, to not allow any chemicals to get into the fisheries, into the sewer systems and so on and so forth. The general feedback from installers, architects and the construction team in general, has been overwhelming, from the way the product looks, to the way it was installed. We know people who regularly do this in the business say things like “hey we don’t want to do cement jointing again”, just due to speed and quality of this install. It also provides that peace of mind of top to bottom coverage from the top of the paver to the top of the bedding. Due to the nature of the sludge and ensures everyone has satisfactory jointing with no weak points.
Our game-changing solution activates in -10oC, is mixed on site in 5 minutes, can be installed by one person, and far outperforms any alternatives on the market.
Romex has extensive experience in tailor made coating solutions adjusted for specific load variances taking into account unique environmental factors.