Two Waterproofing Actions
- April 2, 2008
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DeepSeal® Heavy Duty has two distinct waterproofing actions. The first is the reaction of DeepSeal’s® hydrophobic component with the concrete mix, which fundamentally changing its surface tension, producing a concrete, which is inherently water-repellent and non-absorptive throughout its entire mass.
In the second action, polymer globules moving with the bleed water during hydration collect in the concrete capillaries. When the hardened concrete is subjected to water pressure, these globules are compacted together to form a physical “plug” blocking the capillaries and preventing water entry. These globules are durable and will not leech with time.