Home Products AQUATRON-6 waterproofing

AQUATRON-6 waterproofing

Aquatron-6 is a mixture of the block fill, specially worked sand, and a complex of activating chemical additives. Complies with GOST R 56703.

Intended use: waterproofing of concrete, reinforced-concrete structures as well as brick structures and surfaces plastered with cement and sand mortar. Aquatron-6 is used together with Aquatron-8 compound for waterproofing of cracks, joints, elimination of active leakage of pressure leaks.

Aquatron-6 compound has a double protective effect:

  • capillary – as a result of deep penetration into the pores of the insulating material;
  • armoring – as a result of formation of a mechanically and chemically durable layer on the surface.

It was found that when using Aquatron-6 waterproofing compounds, vapor permeability retains (ability to dry after wetting and breathe-ability without penetration of moisture).

Application of Aquatron-6 allows the following:

  • Increasing the waterproofing of concrete structures to at least W12 value;
  • Significant reduction of labor costs and estimated cost of waterproofing works in the construction;
  • Increasing resistance to acids, alkaline solutions, providing impermeability by petroleum products (gasoline, diesel oil, transformer oil). Statements of NIIZhB confirm high water resistance and protective properties of waterproofing compound in an acid environment (pH > 3.0); increasing frost resistance of concrete up to P 300 grade;

  • Aquatron-6 can be used as an additive to cement. Water resistant properties of the base material will become the same as when using waterproof compound as a coating;
  • Increasing of concrete resistance of the protected structure to alkali washing (first type of corrosion). Time of destruction of the surface 3-mm layer of Aquatron-6 on the concrete surface is over 100 years;
  • Versatility of Aqautron-6 waterproof compound should be noted – it can be used both as a secondary and primary waterproofing.

How to use AQUATRON-6 waterproofing compound

1. Surface preparation

Prior to application of the compound, clean the surface from dirt, grease, paint, and other impurities in order to open the system of capillaries and micro cracks. Prior to application, clean the surface from dirt and sprinkle with water to full saturation (until no more moisture can be absorbed).

Prime the prepared surface with a compound (1 part of dry composition to 1 part of water) and wait for 5-10 minutes.

2. Preparation of waterproofing compound

Pour the compound in the amount necessary for preparation of mixture volume required for 45 minutes of work into container; thoroughly stir with water until you get a homogeneous mix.

3. Application of the compound

The base compound is applied to the surface with a brush, trowel or by shotcrete method with a consumption depending on the purpose. Aquatron-6 is an easy to use, durable, non-toxic during application and use material for waterproofing; it has no adverse health or environment effect, and is approved for use in contact with drinking water throughout the territory of the Customs Union.

The materials have a long shelf life (24 months from date of manufacture).

Features of penetrating waterproofing materials of AQUATRON series

AQUATRON formula has components optimized both chemically and physically. For example, because of special mechanical treatment, the sand contained in this material transforms from inert filler into an active component that increases adhesion with the protected surface and its durability.

Waterproof effect occurs due to the reaction between the components of the compound and components of the protected material that takes place within the structure of the construction material. The chemical components of Aquatron-6 penetrate deeply into the material through capillaries under osmotic (capillary) pressure.

Chemical reactions result in formation of insoluble needle-shaped crystals that fill the capillaries and shrinkage cracks, displacing water. This process occurs both down the water pressure trend and backwards.

The visual change in the structure of waterproofing compound in contact with the structure measured by an electronic microscope shows the penetration of the compound up to 150 mm in depth.

The higher the moisture content of the concrete structure is, the more effective is the penetration of active chemical components into the body of concrete.

AQUATRON-12 concentrated waterproofing compound is designed for waterproofing of monolithic concrete and reinforced concrete structures during concrete pouring.