Concrete engineers, pool makers, and pipe construction workers are recommended to use the hydrophilic Hydrotite to ensure no leakage of water or fluids. Hydrophilic means ‘water-loving’ and the self-adhesive strips of Hydrotite are just that, they swell and expand up to 8 times their capacity when they are exposed to moisture and will stop any seepage of water through concrete seals or joints. It is the best water stopper.
Why Prevent Water Leaking Through Concrete?
Depending on the type of concrete structure that is built, a perfect seal against water is needed to stop any hazardous situations. Hydrotite provides this insurance against deterioration of concrete pipes, leakage from backyard pools, slippery walking paths, and dangerous faults in engineering constructions.
Hydrotite is easy to apply with its self-adhesive backing and is suitable for large building constructions, foundational house building, pool builders and concrete construction workers. Tradesmen and engineers know of Hydrotite’s versatility, durability and reliability and the product has been scientifically tested through rigorous manufacturing design measures. It’s incredible ability to expand 800 % in the presence of moisture, it’s resilience against wet and dry water cycles, and it’s easy to use applicability make it a premier choice for those who work with concrete.
Why is Hydrotite Suitable for New and In-Situ Concrete
Building construction sometimes requires new sections of concrete to be placed against older structures and applying the strips of Hydrotite ensures there is no leakage between the concrete fixtures. Because Hydrotite expands to fill any gaps between joins or formwork, and creates a perfect seal when it contacts with water, new concrete can be affixed to present structures with the peace of mind there will be no leakage.
The same guarantee applies to in-situ filling of concrete into spaces. Adhering the strips of Hydrotite on bases, joins, and fixtures still allows for concrete to fill and set while making sure there is no leakage of fluid or water.
This makes Hydrotite perfect for sewerage maintenance and construction, for plumbing building and tradework, and for all engineering and design requirements that use concrete as a containment or resistance against the flow of fluid or water.
History of Hydrotite
Hydrotite was first invented in Japan during the 1970s for use in the country’s concrete tunnels and subways. It is a chemical ‘water-loving’ polymer that has now been adopted for use worldwide because of its ability to expand 8 times in dimension and because of its durability, reliability, and adaptability to nearly every type of building situation using concrete.
Hydrotite is dark blue in colour but once it is exposed to moisture and expands, it changes to light blue. This makes it easier for engineers and concrete workers to maintain structures and to check for water leakage. It is a waterstopper that still retains all of its trademark qualities even after a long absence of water or fluid flow and is therefore the top choice for pipe construction workers and engineers in countries that experience drought and heavy wet spells.
Why is Hydrotite Perfect for Tradesmen and Builders?
Hydrotite is extremely usable as a rubber strip with a self-adhesive backing and is purchased in wound-up rolls. It is perfect as a rubber or ring sealant as well as a sealant for larger structures of formwork or engineering. If you’re a tradie with in eye for reputation, or if you’re a design engineer with expertise, then you probably already know about the advantages of using Hydrotite. If you’re new to the building game, you’ll soon come to know why Hydrotite is the number one choice in hydrophilic concrete sealants.