Waterproof Cement Tanking Systems are a well proven waterproofing solution to render your structures resistant to water pressure (in case of pool) and infiltration (in the case of basements, cellars and underground room).
There are many reasons why professional prefer a resin based waterproofing cementitious tanking system compare to a water based waterproofing cementitious tanking system:
Arcacem Pool has been exclusively designed to be used inside inground concrete pool in order to resist to important water pressure
(For above-ground pool prefer Arcacem S2 with Arcafibre which is more flexible)
Arcacem Basement & Cellar has been exclusively designed to resist to extreme counter pressure
Arcacem Pool and Arcacem S2 are also used to keep water from leaking out of a building structure such as :water tanks or water reservoirs.
ARCACEM system is a cement based waterproof tanking system consisting of hydraulic binders (cement powder, aggregates and chemical additives) and resins in dispersion.
ARCACEM system is a non-toxic, waterproof coating highly resistant to abrasion and erosion.
Arcacem system is a waterproof tanking system which is highly resistant to hydrostatic pressure whether it is applied from the inside (pressure against your swimming pool structure, for example) or the outside (pressure from the outside against your building structure).
Arcacem system works by blocking the capillary pore structure of the concrete surface to liquid water ingress while remaining permeable to water vapour ( which allows any entrapped moisture to escape and the struture to 'breathe').
Penetrating into the pores of the substrate, our waterproof tanking product will become one with your structure (and cannot be pushed off by water pressure).
The waterproof tanking system Arcacem does not add heavy weight and additional thickness to your existing structure (3mm) while proving extremely resistant to high hydrostatic pressure.
Tanking in existing structures is applied internally (the inner walls of basements or swimming pools) and its performance will depend on the strength of its bond to the surface. ARCACEM is not only easy to use by simply mixing the two pre-batched components provided, it provides a waterproof coating which adheres perfectly to damp surfaces, cement and fresh mortar.
There is many advantages to convert a damp cellar or basement with Arcacem Basement & Cellar:
*Resistant to salt water The 25 kg kit of GREY ARCACEM can be used in agressive environments (mountains, seafront, salt water pools) where salt water or water with a high rate of sulfates is present. Resistance to compression: 52.5
* The 5 kg kit of WHITE ARCACEM is not salt water resistant nor is it resistant to water with a high presence of sulfates.Resistance to compression: 32.5
A complete waterproof and tanking system, Arcacem system can be covered with a decorative paint such as ARCAPOOL or tiling (in swimming pools, for example) or the waterproofing tanking product can be left as is (when applied in water reservoirs , for example).
ARCACEM system protects:
ARCACEM system waterproofs:
Do not apply under direct hot sun or on hot surface. In the summer, apply in the morning.
Avoid application if strong wind and/or rain are present.
Do not apply ARCACEM on frozen substrates or if freezing temperatures are forecast within 24 hours.
Careful attention to the preparation of the surface is essential to guarantee bonding.
The surface must be clean, sound, and free of loose or friable materials.
Where the surface is dry or hot to touch, WET DOWN THE ENTIRE SURFACE BEFORE APPLICATION.
IMPORTANT : We highly recommend forming a fillet at the wall to floor junction before applying Arcacem. (you can use a mixture of mortar + Arcalatex)
This area is one of the most leak-prone areas of basements and the focal point of stress caused by movement and settlement. Concave fillets installed in the wall/floor junction won't eliminate all movement between the wall against the floor, but the stresses are spread over the area of the rounded out fillet, instead of being focused on the point of that 90° angle.
Arcacem system applies easier and better (no build-up in sharp angles) to the rounded off surface.
Cracked areas should be treated with ARCACEM S2 (which is more flexible) and reinforced with ARCAFIBRE.
Pour the resin into a large container.
Stir in the powder slowly and progressively.
It takes a full minute for the mixture to start bonding (adding ARCACEM from this point on will not pose a mixing problem).
Mix for 2 to 3 minutes, the paste should be of uniform colour, creamy in texture and homogeneous without lumps. Let it sit a few minutes prior to application. Use within 2 hours.
We recommend applying the 1st coat with a cement brush. The brush vibrating movement pushes the Arcacem deep into the substrate. A trowel application may be done for the to coatif you desire a smooth finish.Stir material thoroughly before application and periodically during application to maintain a homogeneous mixture throughout the application process. Apply with a smoothing trowel, brush or roller or project mechanically.
ARCACEM is applied in 2 coats minimum. The 1st coat may be reinforced (firmly embedding the reinforcement fibreglass mesh ARCAFIBRE). The 2nd coat is applied once the 1st has completely hardened (minimum 4 hours in optimal drying conditions).
1st coat: apply with a brush or a smoothing trowel (a brush is better as it creates a massaging effect which causes the product to penetrate deeply into the pores of the substrate). The coat should be approximately 2 to 3mm thick.
Apply the reinforcing mesh if necessary. It may not be necessary to reinforce the entire surface but we highly recommend reinforcing the corners, cracks and joints. Each strip of reinforcing mesh must overlap another by 5cm.
2nd coat: Apply ARCACEM to cover the entire surface, approximately 1 to 2mm thick
3rd coat: If the substrate must resist high counter pressure (swimming pools), we recommend a 3rd coat - approximately 1 to 2mm thick.
Wet down the surface for the first coat only not between coats
ARCACEM waterproof tanking system can be covered by a concrete screed or slab, tiling or a number of other top coatings.
It is possible to tint ARCACEM with ARCACOLORS, maximum 3% of total weight. Not recommended for work subject to UV.Storage
Store in unopened containers in a clean, dry area.
Keep material from freezing.
Arcacem basement & cellar Coverage rate to apply to basements, cellars, underground stuctures:
On smooth surfaces (concrete slab, poured concrete) : TOTAL for 2 coats: 3kg per m² (1st coat: 1.5kg per m² - 2nd coat: 1.5kg per m²)
On rougher surfaces (brick, cement blocks, stone): TOTAL for 2 coats: 4kg per m² (1st coat: 2.5kg per m² - 2nd coat: 1.5kg per m²)
Arcacem Pool Coverage rate to apply to swimming pools, water resevoir, fountains, etc.:
On smooth surfaces (concrete slab, poured concrete) : TOTAL for 3 coats: 4.5 kg per m² (1.5kg per m² for each coat)
On uneven surfaces (cement blocks, stone): TOTAL for 3 coats: 5.5 kg per m² (1st coat: 2.5kg per m² - 2nd and 3rd coats: 1.5kg per m²)ARCACEM will attain its optimal performance after 28 days drying time. However the following actions may be undertaken sooner:
- light foot traffic dry : 48 hours (at 20°C and 60 % relative humidity)
- Filling reservoirs : 12 days<with water immediately after use
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