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TX-100 PVC WATERSTOP

Product Description

CORKJOINT TX-100 PVC Waterstop is a specially designed profile for use in construction or expansion/isolation joints in concrete where you require a waterstop in the joint between an existing structure to a new structure.

PVC waterstops are widely used in construction projects to prevent the passage of water through concrete joints. These waterstops are made of high-quality PVC materials and come in various sizes and shapes to fit different concrete joint requirements.

One of the most popular PVC waterstop is the ribbed profile. This waterstop has a series of ribs along the length of the strip, which helps to anchor it in place in the concrete. The ribs also provide additional strength and durability to the waterstop, making it ideal for use in areas that are subject to heavy traffic or other types of wear and tear.

Advantages

  • Ability to waterstop the joint where traditional PVC waterstop profiles or other waterstop systems cannot be placed.
  • Able to accommodate large movements in expansion/isolation joints due to its innovative design.
  • Able to accommodate longitudinal, lateral and differential movements in expansion/isolation joints.
  • A high performance material produced from virgin PVC compound (refer to material specification) giving long-term integrity and durability over time. No scrap or recycled PVC’s are used.
  • Water stops the joint and allows it to expand and contract freely from movements caused by thermal fluctuations and serviceability loads from within the structure.

Areas of Application

All types of construction or expansion/isolation joints in concrete where an existing structure and new
structure meet and require a waterstop.

Note : The product’s design and performance, its intended use, installation and final confirmation and approval for use, must be provided by the project’s Design Engineer and Project Manager.

Example Applications

  • Basements and substructures: PVC waterstops are used to prevent water from seeping into basements and other below-ground structures. The waterstops are placed in the joints between the walls and floors to create a watertight seal.
  • Water treatment facilities: PVC waterstops are used in the construction of water treatment facilities to prevent water from leaking out of tanks and other structures.
  • Bridges and tunnels: PVC waterstops are used in the construction of bridges and tunnels to prevent water from seeping into the joints between the concrete sections
  • Dams and canals: PVC waterstops are used in the construction of dams and canals to prevent water from leaking out of the concrete structures.
  • Swimming pools: PVC waterstops are used in the construction of swimming pools to prevent water from seeping through the joints between the walls and floors.

Other Benifits

In addition to being effective at preventing water from passing through joints in concrete structures, TX-100 PVC waterstop offers a number of other benefits, including:

  • Durability: PVC waterstops are made of high-quality materials that are resistant to UV rays, chemicals, and other environmental factors. This makes them durable and long-lasting, even in harsh conditions.
  • Flexibility: PVC waterstops are flexible, which allows them to accommodate movement in the joint due to temperature changes or settling of the building. This makes them ideal for use in areas that are subject to movement or vibration.
  • Easy installation: PVC waterstops are easy to install and require no special tools or equipment. This makes them a cost-effective solution for preventing water from passing through concrete joints.
  • Low maintenance: PVC waterstops require very little maintenance, which makes them an ideal choice for use in areas that are difficult to access or maintain.

Site Jointing

CORKJOINT recommends the use of its specialised welding equipment for on-site welding which consists of thermostatically-controlled Welding Irons and special Welding Jigs (each type of TX PVC Waterstop requires its own welding jig to suit the particular shape). On-site joining is a simple exercise using CORKJOINT Heat Welding Equipment comprising of an adjustable Welding Jig and Welding Iron. The ends of the waterstop are cut square and placed into the adjustable Welding Jig, then push the ends of the waterstop against the Welding Iron and bring the two ends together until the molten ends of the PVC fuse. When ordering Welding Equipment, please advise profile number of the waterstop required. Refer to our PVC Waterstop Site Joining Guidelines for further information on the above.

Design Parameters

  • TX-100 PVC Waterstop should only be installed into an expansion/ isolation joint with a maximum width of 30mm and with a maximum movement (longitudinally and vertically) of 50mm. If a wider joint or wider range of movement is required, please consult CORKJOINT.
  • TX-150 PVC Waterstop should only be installed into an expansion/ isolation joint with a maximum width of 50mm and with a maximum movement (longitudinally and vertically) of 50mm. If a wider joint or wider range of movement is required, please consult CORKJOINT.
  • TX PVC Waterstop must be installed by skilled installers and must be in accordance with CORKJOINT’s recommended installation procedures (refer to our “Installation Method Guideline”) or your engineers design.
  • TX PVC Waterstop and its ancillary items for installation must be supplied from CORKJOINT. (refer to our “Installation Method Guidelines – Ancillary Items List”).

Typical Installations

1. Installation of TX PVC Waterstop must be in accordance with the engineers installation procedures (refer to our “Installation Method Guideline”).

2. TX PVC Waterstop and its ancillary items for installation must be supplied from CORKJOINT (refer to our “Installation Method Guideline – Ancillary Items List”).

3. The concrete should be fully vibrated around the TX PVC Waterstop to help achieve ultimate sealing capabilities and full integration of the waterstop into the structure.

4. Joining of TX PVC Waterstop should be performed by heat welding with special equipment provided by CORKJOINT (refer to our job site joining/welding method guideline).

5. Factory fabricated intersections must be used to connect traditional types of PVC waterstop to TX PVC Waterstop. Special intersections will be required to join the waterstops that are being used in the construction or expansion joints that run perpendicular into the construction, expansion/isolation joint where the TX PVC Waterstop is to be placed. Contact CORKJOINT for further details.

6. All joints of the concrete structure that run perpendicular into the construction or expansion/ isolation joint where the TX PVC Waterstop is to be used, must have waterstops in them. If they are construction joints, then traditional construction joint PVC waterstops or a Hydrophilic Waterstop can be used (refer to our recommended installation procedures). If traditional PVC waterstops are to be used, then refer to item.
5 above, or your design engineer’s recommendations.

Written Specification

Waterstop shall be TX PVC Waterstop (state profile type) as supplied by CORKJOINT with dimensions, shape and material properties as illustrated/mentioned in their brochure. All installation and joining procedures must be according to their recommendations and requirements, and also approved by the project’s design engineer.

Health and Safety Information

Joining of TX PVC Waterstops is performed by heat welding which results in the discharge of hydrogen
chloride mist and vapour. In confined spaces or in still air conditions, the use of a ventilation fan or suitable
respirator should be used, and the advice and approval of the site Safety Supervisor is essential. For further information or advice on health and safety precautions, safe handling, storage and correct disposal of products, please refer to the most recent product Safety Data Sheet (SDS) which is available upon request.

Disclaimer

The information and the recommendations relating to the application and end use of this product are given in good faith and are based on the information provided by the manufacturer of the product and/or the Company’s current knowledge and experience in connection with the product when properly stored, handled and applied under normal conditions and no liability of final function at the job site is assumed. In practice, the differences in materials, substrates and actual site conditions are such that no warranty in respect of merchantability of, or fitness for, particular purpose, nor any liability arising out of any legal relationship whatsoever, can be inferred either from this information, or from any written and/or oral recommendations, or from any other advice offered by the Company. The Company also has no express or implied knowledge of any particular purpose for which the product is required and any such information given will not be taken into account in the supply of this product. No responsibility or liability by the Company will be accepted for misuse, misreading or derivation from recommended guidelines in respect of this product and the user shall determine the suitability of the product for his intended use and assume all risks and liability in connection therewith. The information contained in our brochure may change at any time without notice. Any use of this product, TX PVC Waterstops, in any application should be approved as suitable for use/application by the Design Engineer and Project Manager.