Vandex Plug
  • WRAS approved for drinking water structures
  • Stops flowing water
  • Sets in seconds

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Vandex Plug

Standards & Accreditations
Approval 1609503

Water leaks and seepage are common problems in water-retaining structures and when building below ground, Fortunately, Vandex Plug offers a simple solution:

Supplied as a powder, Vandex Plug is mixed with water to form a thick paste. Once mixed, the paste is pressed into the leaking crack or hole using a trowel. After approximately 30 seconds, the Vandex Plug will have set and the leak will be sealed. The surface can then be levelled off using a levelling trowel.

Vandex Plug can be used internally or externally as a waterproof plugging mortar or where rapid setting and early strength gain is required. Applications include:

  • Plugging water leaks and seepage
  • Sealing leaking cracks
  • Sealing wet surfaces
  • Plugging leaks in earthenware pipes
  • Caulking tunnel segment joints
  • Fixings in water structures where immediate use is required
  • Installation of steel elements in concrete and masonry (e.g. rail stanchions)
  • Erosion-resistant mortar for elements affected by rain
  • Erosion-resistant shoring of canal sealing
  • Underwater work (access permitting)

Vandex Plug can be used on concrete, masonry, earthenware and stone. It sets approximately 30 seconds after mixing at 20°C.

Reservoirs and Drinking Water Structures

Vandex Plug is approved for use in drinking water structures.

Vandex Plug Application Instructions

The substrate to recieve Vandex Plug must be clean, sound and free of any surface contamination. Leaks must be ‘cut out’ back to sound material, leaving an appropriate surface for receiving the plug.

The setting time of Vandex Plug will vary depending on the amount of water used to mix with it. The standard mixing ratio is 1 kg of Vandex Plug to 0.25 litres of water. After the Vandex Plug powder has been added to the water, the ingredients must be mixed within 15 seconds and then the mixture must be applied to the substrate within 30 seconds after mixing.

To avoid wastage, try to only mix the amount of material necessary for the application.

  1. Create the Vandex Plug mixture
    Add the appropriate amount of Vandex Plug powder to the water and quickly mix the ingredients within 15 seconds.
  2. Insert the Vandex Plug
    As soon as the mixture is complete, use rubber gloves to apply the Vandex Plug to the appropriate area immediately. Maintain pressure on the area without disturbing the material until the plug has set.
  3. Remove excess material
    Remove any excess material and level the surface using a chisel or trowel.
  4. Apply Vandex coating
    Once the material has set (approximately 30 seconds after mixing is complete), normal waterproofing layers can be applied on top of the plug.

Vandex Plug can also be applied as a powder in certain situations. Using rubber gloves, place and hold the powder directly on top of the leak for 30 - 40 seconds.

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For more information call 01403 210204