- abe® waterprooﬁng slurry is formulated to be an economical waterprooﬁng coating which will render a permanent waterproof skin onto concrete, plaster and brick surfaces.
- It can be applied onto new and existing structures on either the interior or exterior side of the structure to obtain optimum waterproof properties.
abe® waterprooﬁng slurry can be used to waterproof:
- below ground basements.
- supporting walls.
- treats penetrating damp.
- Easy-to-use, just add water.
- Economical, no primer required.
All surfaces to be waterproofed with abe® waterprooﬁng slurry must be clean and sound. The surface must be free of laitance, shutter release oil, dust and loose particles and any other foreign matter including fungal growth. Highly porous surfaces such as common bricks should be plaster rendered before waterprooﬁng.
Large cracks and honeycomb should be given a thin coating of abe® waterprooﬁng slurry, mixed as described in this data sheet. They should then be ﬁ lled with a 3:1 – 4:1 sand/cement mortar prior to applying the overall abe® waterprooﬁng slurry coating.
Bonding / Priming
No priming is required.
abe® waterprooﬁng slurry only needs the addition of water to be ready for use. Gauge abe® waterprooﬁng slurry with water to produce a viscous creamy consistency i.e. 1 volume of clean water to 2.25 – 3 volumes of abe® waterprooﬁng slurry by volume or 2.1 L per 5 kg i.e. 1 cup of clean water to 2.25 – 3 cups of abe® waterprooﬁng slurry.
Mixing may be done by hand or mechanical mixer and should be continued until a consistent, lump-free product is obtained. In manual mixing, lumps may be broken down with a gloved hand. On completion of mixing, material must be used within 30 minutes. Never attempt to add additional water i.e. further dilute the mix by adding additional water to the mix if the mixed material becomes too stiff to apply.
Coverage will be approx. 2 – 3 kg/m2 using two coats of abe® waterprooﬁng slurry dependant on background conditions. It is important to use at least two coats of abe®waterprooﬁng slurry to successfully achieve a watertight application.
All surfaces to be treated with abe® waterprooﬁng slurry must be fully saturated beforehand, preferably the day before.
Surfaces such as ﬂoors must be free of ponded water and verticals must be free of water running down the face.
Apply abe.® waterprooﬁng slurry by hand using either a medium or hard block brush.
Treatment must be applied in two or three coats. A second coat must be applied as soon as the ﬁ rst coat can no longer be disturbed by brushing. If a third coat is required it must follow within 24 hours, with the surface having again been predampened.
The ﬁnal coat of the system must be applied by brush and left as smooth as possible.
TIP: always apply the second coat at a 90° angle to the ﬁ rst coat. The third coat if required should be applied at a 90° angle to the second coat.
Cleaning of Equipment
Tools, brushes and mixing equipment should be cleaned immediately after use and before material has set with abe® super brush cleaner followed by washing with soap and water.
Protection / Maintenance on completion
If abe® waterprooﬁng slurry is exposed to full sunlight during the curing stage, a periodic light spray mist with clean water will be required to aid the proper and full curing. abe® waterprooﬁng slurry may be over-painted with a high quality PVA/acrylic paint if so required on full cure, or left exposed.
Cementitious waterprooﬁng slurry for waterprooﬁng basements, foundations and ponds.
The waterprooﬁng compound will be abe.® waterprooﬁng slurry, a single-component. in accordance with the recommendations of abe® Construction Chemicals.
5 kg bag.
Handling & Storage
This product has a shelf life of 12 months if kept in a dry cool elevated place in the original packaging. In more extreme conditions this period might be shortened.
Health & Safety
Product safety information required for safe use is not included. Before handling, read product and safety data sheets, container labels for safe use and physical and health hazard information. The safety data sheet is available from your local a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals branch.