SWELLSEAL® WA is a single component gungrade hydrophilic waterstop, designed for sealing smooth to very irregular construction joints and pipe penetrations. SWELLSEAL® WA is supplied in cartridges or sausages. Material cures and swells in the presence of moisture or water. Curing time is dependent on temperature and humidity, i.e. curing time will decrease if temperature and relative humidity are higher. SWELLSEAL® WA will become firm in 24-36 hours.
- Solvent free
- Can be applied to wet surfaces or underwater when concrete is poured within 6 hours
- Adheres to concrete, PVC, HDPE, steel, & fiberglass
- Expands to more than 200% of original cured volume
- Flexible system, adapts to irregular surfaces
- Easy application with standard caulking guns
- Good chemical resistance.*
* Chemical Resistance Chart available upon request
- Sealing rough and smooth construction joints of cast in-place or precast concrete in wet and underwater applications.
- Sealing joints in pre-cast segments in wet or underwater applications (e.g. manholes, box culverts, cable ducts and pipes)
- Sealing joints between sheet piles.
- Creating good contact between Hydrophilic Waterstop Strips and rough concrete surfaces.
|Skins over||6-10 hrs|
|Flash Point||>266oF||ASTM D93|
|Cured 7 days at 77oF (22oC) 3/8” thick|
|Elongation at break||625%||ASTM D3574|
|Tensile Strength||312 psi||ASTM D412|
|Resistance to hydro-static pressure||>330 feet of head||DNCC|
|Swelling capacity in contact with water||200%||DNCC|
|Appearance||During application: pasty, Cured: rubbery; Color: Gray|
|10.5 oz.||1/4”||25-35 ft.|
|3/8”||approx. 10 ft.|
|20 oz||1/4”||50-70 ft.|
|3/8”||approx. 20 ft.|
SWELLSEAL® WA should be applied onto a dust-free concrete surface. The surface can be rough or smooth, moist or dry.
10.5 oz. Cartridges: Use a heavy duty single cartridge gun. Screw on the nozzle and cut diagonally at the appropriate position
20oz. Sausages: Put the sausage in the empty tube of the bulk caulking gun and cut 1/8 inch o the top of the sausage. Close the tube and install the nozzle. Nozzles are supplied with the appropriate opening.
SWELLSEAL® WA must be applied in an uninterrupted band (minimum 3/8” bead), gunned in the middle of the joint or precast element. Concrete cover must be at least 3 inches on all sides, in order to avoid cracks from the pressure of material swelling.
If SWELLSEAL® WA is to be installed under water or during heavy rain, the concrete operation should begin within 2 hours of application to provide confinement for the material or premature swelling may result lowering the effectiveness of the material.
Packaging & Handling
|10.5 oz. Cartridge||20 oz. Sausage|
|12 per case 14 lbs||12 per case 25 lbs|
Store in dry area for up to 12 months from date of production at temperatures between 40°F and 85°F for best performance. See shelf life details on the material packaging.
Health and Safety
Always use protective clothing, gloves and goggles consistent with OSHA regulations during use. Avoid eye and skin contact. Do not ingest. Refer to Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for detailed safety precautions. SDS’s can be obtained from GCP Applied Technologies or from our web site at gcpat.com.
SWELLSEAL® WA must be fully con ned on all sides to perform properly. When used in precast or joints, minimum concrete cover is 3” on all sides.
If unconfined, material may expand much greater than 200% and develop an open celled structure, which may result in leaks.
SWELLSEAL® WA is not suitable for surface caulking applications.
When applied at temperatures below 40oF, the material will have a significant cure time, possibly exceeding several days.
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Last Updated: 2020-01-16