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Thursday, 14 November

Plugging the Gaps

A fast acting cementitious mortar that is claimed will stop leaks & seepage and seal cracks in masonry, concrete, earthenware and stone in seconds has been launched by Safeguard.

The Vandex Plug from Safeguard Europe can also be used as an installation mortar for fixings in wet areas, and even underwater, e.g. plugging leaks in clay pipes, caulking tunnel segment joints and installing fixings in water structures requiring immediate use.

The company states that for optimum results, substrates for application must be clean, sound and free of surface contamination such as salts or algae. Leaks must be cut out, leaving an appropriate ‘chase’ for the plug and setting time is largely dependent on the quantity of mixing water used.

The plug must be added to the water and mixed quickly – mixing time is about 15 seconds with setting taking place in about 30 seconds. The product is available in 15kg resealable plastic tubs and has a storage shelf life of around 12 months.

Picture: The Vandex Plug has been launched by Safeguard to deal with stopping leaks in a number of difficult areas

 

Article written by Mike Gannon

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