Waterproof cementitious compound for sealing tie-bar holes
BETEC® 350 is a single component cementitious compound which is polymer modified and fibre reinforced. It is a rapid setting, high strength, waterproof compound used to seal tieholes that are created by formwork tie bars.
Store in dry, frost free conditions in unopened containers. Do not allow to freeze.
The area must be free from dust; oil, grease, dirt and all lose material. Smoothsurfaces should be roughened by mechanical wire brushing or similar. Any remaining plastic sleeve must be either removed entirely or cut back and removed 40-50 mm from the concrete face. The tie bar hole should then be plugged with a compressible stopper. The tie-hole should be saturated with clean water and any excess surface water removed. Use warm water if the concrete is new.
Only mix a sufficient amount that can be used within a 20 minute working life. Mix at a powder to water mix ratio of 6: 1 by volume. Always add powder to water. If mixing quantities of less than 2 kg, mixing can be done by manually. Mix for 4-5 minutes and ensure the powder is fully mixed in. For larger quantities use an MR2 paddle mixer with a slow speed drill. Mix thoroughly for 2-3 minutes to achieve a homogeneous mix.
|Yield:||4 litres per 8 kg pack|
|Coverage (26 mm diameter tie bar):||110 holes per 8 kg pack|
|Mixed Density:||2150 kg/m3|
|Min. Application Thickness:||5mm|
|Max. Application Thickness:||50mm|
|Min. Application Temperature:||5°C|
|Max. Application Temperature:||35°C|
|Working Life:||20 Minutes at 20°C|
|1 hour:||8.0 N/mm2|
|1 day:||38.0 N/mm2|
|7 days:||50.0 N/mm2|
|28 days:||60.0 N/mm2|
All declared values shown in this data sheet are based on test results determined under laboratory conditions and with the product sample taken directly from stock in its original packing without any alteration or modification of its component parts.
- Rapidly sets in 30 minutes at 20°C
- Waterproof, able to withstand 10 bar pressure
- High bond strength to substrate
- Shrinkage compensated
- Low permeability due to polymer modification
- Fibre reinforcement improves strength
Apply by hand ( always wear protective gloves) or with a trowel. Ensure the compound is well compacted into the tie-bar hole.
Normal concreting procedures must be followed. The surface of the compound must be protected from strong sunlight and drying winds using polythene sheeting, damp Hessian or similar.
All tools should be cleaned with water immediately following use.
Health and Safety
Read the product label and Safety Data Sheets (SDS’s) before use. Users must comply with all risk and safety phrases. SDS’s can be obtained from GCP Applied Technologies or from our web site at gcpat.com.
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Last Updated: 2021-02-05