Hydrotite waterstop exhibits exceptional integrity over time, even when exposed to significant hydrostatic pressure.
Excellent DurabilityHydrotite has been specifically designed and developed from synthetic rubber to provide excellent durability, improved resistance against long term stress relaxation and microbial deterioration. The co-extruded profiles control the direction of expansion of Hydrotite across the joint, rather than along the path of least resistance, which ensure that higher contact surface pressures are achieved and improved water sealing results are maintained.
High Expansion CapacityThe high expansion capacity of Hydrotite provides an initial compression seal with reserve expansion capacity to accommodate future joint movement. The hydrophilic polymers are the best commercially available product. They swell up to 8x upon contact with water. Other hydrophilic waterstops provide lower volumetric expansion and do not accommodate future structural movement.
Hydrotite's unique triple-action,
makes it superior to conventional water sealing materials:
1Initial compressed sealThe rubber elasticity and hollow core design provides an initial compressed seal between adjacent surfaces during construction.
2Hydrophilic reactionThe hydrophilic reaction produces secondary expansion following contact with water thereby ensuring a water-tight seal is maintained.
Hydrotite vs. Other waterstops
HYDROTITE waterstops, by comparison are “active” materials and have the capacity to expand by absorbing water into their hydrophilic matrix. This expansion capability compensates for movement and shrinkage, which typically occur in concrete structures and allow HYDROTITE to maintain a water-tight joint. In addition, HYDROTITE can simply and quickly be installed.
Hydrotite is manufactured from synthetic rubber to provide excellent durability over time and exhibits improved resistance against long-term stress relaxation and microbial deterioration.