The superabsorbent for waterproofing in the construction sector
The swelling tubes are soft and extremely flexible, therefore adapts itself to every joint shape. It is not necessary to treat the joint geometry, e.g. cut joint parallel to be able to install the sealing material. The joint has only to be cleaned, then the swelling tubes are inserted and backfilled.
When working on pipe feedthroughs, wrap tube 2-3 times around the pipe and press it into the annular gap, fill the front with expansion foam. Again, it doesn´t matter how large or uneven the gap is, the tube and the sealant adapt themselves to every shape.
The pellets can also be used for floor joints, spread them approx. 2cm high, stick swelling fleece on top for protection and then fill joint with PU-foam or mortar.
Both methods are quick and easy, compared to other sealants there are less steps of procedure and less cost intensive wages.
The generated sealant when in contact with water doesn´t only seal the joint void but also cracks in the bordering building element. Consequently, no water presses through the joint.
This method of sealing is particularly interesting in case of expansion joints where movement is expected. If swelling tubes and their coverage are installed correctly, several millimeters up to 1,5cm joint enlargement can be compensated without any leakage.
Floor joints with sealing pellets, QP15A
- Underground garages, car parks
- Concrete structures: rainwater collection basins, high-rise buildings, sedimentation tanks
- Subway, suburban train, ground under the tracks
Wall and ceiling joints, pipe and cable sealing with QuAsil-Sealing tube-QS-20-800
- Construction and expansion joints in civil engineering, especially uneven shapes
- Ceiling and wall joints in concrete basements
- Pipe penetrations
- Cable and cable pipes through walls
- Connection joints in district heat tunnel
- Factory buildings, waterproofing of steel profiles through the masonry
- Indoor swimming pools, pool waterproofing to the basement floor
- Subway shafts and tunnels, connection joints against up to 30 bar water pressure
The QuAsil-sealing pellets QP15A is applied as loose pellets or in the swelling tubes QuAsil-20-800. Since the product is completely harmless for humans when being processed, the usual protective measures are not necessary. The pellets are nearly unlimited durable if dry storage is provided. The high water transformation factor = 1:300, means that 1ltr. pellets transforms 300 ltr. water into a sealant. This can be used to fill small amounts of pellets into large cavities to protect against pressing water in an economic way. The dry pellets transform to a sealant when in contact with water and presses itself, due to the swelling pressure, into the building structure so that even the smallest cracks, pores etc. are sealed. Not only the joint area when sealing the joints or cracks is waterproofed but also the bordering building elements are injected. Therefore no pressing water can outset from the waterproofed joint through micro cracks in the stone/ concrete.
The difficulty to seal rough masonry or concrete against smooth plastic pipes is always a topic on construction sides. If thermal expansion of pipes (e.g. due to warm water) occurs, it gets complicated in many cases. This is no problem with our swelling tubes because the sealing gel adapts itself close to the pipe surface so that no water gets through. Even strong movements don´t lead to leaks.
The processing temperatures are between -20 and 40-50 degree Celsius.
Pressing water up to 30 bar cannot penetrate into the waterproofed building structure that was sealed with QuAsil.
The sealing gel can turn back into pellets. If it is hot and there is no more water then the gel emits water. The original pellets form itself again. This pellets remain in the construction structure like a sleeper agent, but as soon as the water appears it reacts within seconds to the sealing gel and stops the water. This interplay can take place several thousand times without reducing the effect of the sealing.
Pipe feedthroughs/ house service connections
As the swelling tubes are extremely flexible the wall openings can have every form, not only circular but also angular cavities are possible. Even multiple pipes or cables/ cable housings through one wall opening can be sealed. Every cable or pipe just needs to be wrapped by swelling tubes, the remaining openings are filled with mortar. Therefore, also sealing combinations of cable bundles/ pipes/ steel profiles is possible.