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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.
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.