To prevent disastrous problems at sewerage systems, preventative maintenance is essential. a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals’ epidermix 520 is the ideal mortar for fast-track repair and maintenance of all sewerage systems.

It is essential that South African municipalities timeously maintain and repair faulty sewerage reticulation equipment to prevent sewer spills which could cause environmental hazards and pollution of water resources, says Ivor Boddington, a.b.e.®’s Concrete Repair and General Construction Products Manager.

a.b.e.® is part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group.

“There has been widespread concern in South Africa that municipal neglect or delays in the maintenance of sewerage reticulations systems could lead to serious outbreaks of disease. Recently, for example, it was reported that sewage leaks in Soshanguve had caused raw sewage to flow into the Soutpanspruit, resulting in the contamination of the Crocodile River catchment area. This is only one of several similar  media reports recently so it is clearly in the public interest that municipalities timeously introduce repair projects that will not only prevent pollution but also avoid service disruptions during the repair process,” Boddington states.

He says a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals’ epidermix 520 is the ideal high-strength mortar to fast-track  repair and maintenance projects for municipal sewerage systems. “epidermix 520 is a solvent-free, abrasion-resistant reinstatement mortar that  has been effectively used for structural repairs to concrete in sewerage systems and pipes, acid tanks, sea walls and industrial floors. The epoxy offers many benefits to contractors involved in sewerage repairs and maintenance.”

Among epidermix 520’s advantages are:

  • High early strength ensures limited impact on construction programmes or maintenance shutdowns;
  • High resistance to abrasion;
  • Good chemical resistance to a wide range of corrosive materials;
  • Highly impermeable; and
  • Ability to cure under damp conditions.

epidermix 520 is a three-component, high-build epoxy mortar which can be used for concrete repairs in vertical, horizontal and overhead applications. Horizontal and vertical substrates should be primed with a.b.e.®’s epidermix 326, a two-component, solvent-borne epoxy system with special adhesion promoting qualities.

epidermix 520 – which can also be used as bedding mortar for precast elements – is supplied in 5 litre yield kits.

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