It forms a thin, load-bearing waterproofing and cracks sealing membrane and does not require the use of fabric mesh in the floor, coves, or corners and bonds directly to a wide variety of substrates.
Field of Application
· Interior and exterior
· Swimming pools, fountains, and water features
· Shower pans, stalls, and tub surrounds
· Industrial, commercial, and residential bathrooms and laundries
· Spas and hot tubs·
· Kitchens and food processing areas
· Terraces and balconies over unoccupied spaces
· Countertops and facades
· Steam rooms (when used with a vapour barrier)
COVERAGE / CONSUMPTION
Preparing the substrate
The substrate to be treated must be mechanically robust and clean. Remove all cement laitance, traces of powder, flaky parts, grease, oil, and form release agents by sandblasting or washing down with a high-pressure water pump. If the substrate to be waterproofed and protected with Aquaprotect is in poor condition, remove the damaged parts manually or mechanical abrasion by using a hydro-demolition system or a hydro-scarified. The last technique, which uses high-pressure water, is recommended because the reinforcement rods are not damaged. The structures that are not subject to vibration could cause small cracks in adjacent concrete. Once the rust has been entirely removed by sandblasting, repair with a pre-blended repairing mortar. Absorbent surfaces to be treated with Aquaprotect must be primed with Seal Primer. Existing floors, which are covered in tiles, must be well bonded to the substrate, and the surface of tiles must be free of substances that could compromise the adhesion of Aquaprotect, such as oil, grease, paint, wax, etc. In order to remove material that could affect the adhesion of Aquaprotect, clean the floor with detergents and water. After this, the surface must be treated with DCI Grip Primer.
Preparing the product
Ready to be used.
Applying the product
Aquaprotect must be applied in two layers with a brush or a long-haired roller. Before applying the second layer, wait until the first coat is dry, making sure the product becomes darker with a matt finish. The second layer is applied diagonally to the first one. The final thickness of the two layers of Aquaprotect must be at least 0.8 mm to create a solid, flexible, and continuous film. Ensure there are no interruptions in the film caused by imperfections in the substrate.
Installing the tiles
Wait approx 7 days after applying Aquaprotect before installing tiles and using a C2 adhesive.