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Aquafin, Inc. Dampproofing and waterproofing - Fluid Applied Membranes and Traffic Coatings
 
         
SECTION 07 10 00
 
         
DAMPPROOFING AND WATERPROOFING - FLUID APPLIED MEMBRANES AND TRAFFIC COATINGS
 
         
 
         
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          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Aquafin, Inc.; waterproofing, coatings and moisture vapor mitigation.
This section is based on the products of Aquafin, Inc., which is located at:
505 Blue Ball Rd. Suite 160
Elkton, MD 21921
Toll Free Tel: 866-278-2346
Tel: 410-392-2300
Fax: 410-392-2324
Email: request info
Web: http://www.aquafin.net
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AQUAFIN, Inc. founded in January 1989, a member of the SCHOMBURG Group offers a full range of products to repair, protect, water and vapor proof concrete, masonry, brick, and some natural stone structures. In addition to providing the highest quality products we are dedicated to supporting our clients with technical expertise and practical know how gained over many years of on-site experience. Our R&D support consists of 25 highly motivated individuals, including 8 M.S. and PhD chemists.
 
          PART 1GENERAL
 
          1.1SECTION INCLUDES
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete items below not required for project.
 
          A.Cementitious Waterproof Lining: For internal or external concrete, masonry and brick substrates as shown on drawings and as specified in this section.
 
          1.2RELATED SECTIONS
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete any sections below not relevant to this project; add others as required.
 
          A.Section 03 30 00 - Cast-in-Place Concrete
 
          1.3REFERENCES
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete references from the list below that are not actually required by the text of the edited section.
 
          A.ASTM International (ASTM):
          1.ASTM D4541 B - Pull-Off Strength of Coatings; 1995, Modified.
          2.ASTM E96 - Standard Test Method for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials.
          3.ASTM E648 - Standard Test Method for Critical Radiant Flux of Floor-Covering Systems using a Radiant Heat Energy Source.
          4.ASTM F1869 - Standard Test Method for Measuring Moisture Vapor Emission Rate of Concrete Subfloor Using Anhydrous Calcium Chloride.
          5.ASTM E1907 - Standard Practices for Determining Moisture-Related Acceptability of Concrete Floors to Receive Moisture-Sensitive Finishes.
          6.ASTM F2170 - Standard Test Method for Determining Relative Humidity in Concrete Floor Slabs Using in situ Probes.
 
          B.American National Standards Institute.
 
          1.4SUBMITTALS
 
          A.Submit under provisions of Section 01 30 00 - Administrative Requirements.
 
          B.Product Data:
          1.Manufacturer's data sheets on each product to be used.
          2.Preparation instructions and recommendations.
          3.Storage and handling requirements and recommendations.
          4.Typical installation methods.
          5.Laboratory tests or data that validate product compliance with the performance criteria specified.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Vaportight Coat SG3. Delete if not required.
 
          C.Test Data: Independent testing laboratory data for product, evidencing:
          1.Up to 97 percent reduction of water vapor transmission (tested as per ASTM E96-95).
          2.Product is insensitive to alkaline environment up to pH 14 (tested as per ASTM D1308)
          3.No after flaming, no delamination, warpage or flaming pieces when subjected to radiant heat as per ASTM E648-03.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Vaportight Coat SG2. Delete if not required.
 
          D.Test Data: Independent testing laboratory data for product, evidencing:
          1.Up to 95 percent reduction of water vapor transmission (tested as per ASTM E96-95).
          2.Product is insensitive to alkaline environment up to pH 14 (tested as per ASTM D1308).
 
          E.Manufacturer's Certification: Proposed materials, details and systems as indicated and specified fully comply with manufacturer's details and specifications. If any portion of Contract Documents does not conform to manufacturer's standard recommendations, submit notification of portions of design that are at variance with manufacturer's specifications.
 
          1.5QUALITY ASSURANCE
 
          A.Manufacturer Qualifications:
          1.Company specializing in manufacturing epoxy moisture vapor barrier products with minimum 10 years documented experience.
 
          B.Installer Qualifications:
          1.Acceptable to manufacturer with documented experience on at least 2 projects of similar nature in past 5 years and/or training provided by the product manufacturer.
 
          1.6DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
 
          A.Deliver, store off the ground and covered, handle and protect products from moisture in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Vaportight Coat SG2 and SG3. Delete if not required.
          1.Store in a dry, well ventilated area at minimum 50 degrees F (10 degrees C) and maximum 90 degrees F (32 degrees C).
 
          B.Deliver materials in manufacturer's unopened containers, fully identified with brand, type, grade, class, and all other qualifying information. Provide Safety Data Sheets for each product.
 
          C.Take necessary precautions to keep products clean, dry, and free of damage.
 
          1.7SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
 
          A.Coordinate traffic coating work with work of other trades.
 
          B.Provide materials and accessories in timely manner so as not to delay Work.
 
          1.8PROJECT CONDITIONS
 
          A.Maintain surfaces to be waterproofed/lined and surrounding air temperature at not less than 40 degrees F (5 degrees C) for at least 48 hours before, during and after application of waterproofing.
 
          B.Do not apply materials to frozen or frost-filled surfaces.
 
          C.Exercise caution when temperatures exceed 86 degrees F (30 degrees C). It may be necessary to apply waterproofing/lining during times when the sun is not at its strongest (i.e., early morning, evening, or night).
 
          1.9WARRANTY
 
          A.Provide manufacturer's limited material warranty.
 
          PART 2PRODUCTS
 
          2.1MANUFACTURERS
 
          A.Acceptable Manufacturer: Aquafin, Inc., which is located at: 505 Blue Ball Rd. Suite 160; Elkton, MD 21921; Toll Free Tel: 866-278-2346; Tel: 410-392-2300; Fax: 410-392-2324; Email: request info; Web: http://www.aquafin.net
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete one of the following two paragraphs: coordinate with requirements of Division 1 section on product options and substitutions.
 
          B.Substitutions: Not permitted.
 
          C.Requests for substitutions will be considered in accordance with provisions of Section 01 60 00 - Product Requirements.
 
          2.2FLUID APPLIED MEMBRANES AND TRAFFIC COATINGS
 
          A.Product: PRO-Tekt Traffic Deck System as manufactured by AQUAFIN.
          1.Consists of the following components:
          a.Primer: VAPORTIGHT COAT-SG2 or SG3; topically applied vapor retarders.
          b.Base Coat: PRO-Tekt Flexcoat.
          c.Intermediate Coat: PRO-Tekt Trafficoat.
          d.Topcoat: PRO-Tekt Topcoat PA.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete primer product option not required.
 
          2.3PRIMER
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** VAPORTIGHT COAT®-SG2 is a unique 2-component, alkali resistant, moisture tolerant, extremely high density and chemically enhanced epoxy based product which prevents capillary infiltration of oil and other chemicals from the ground. Applied in one coat, SG2 reduces the passage of water vapor and moisture through slabs and walls, thus eliminating delamination of adhesives, floor coverings and coatings.
 
          A.Product: VAPORTIGHT COAT - SG2as manufactured by AQUAFIN.
          1.One-Coat Moisture Vapor Emission Reduction Control System (concrete floor sealer) consisting of a two-component, moisture tolerant, high density, low odor, chemically enhanced epoxy-based product which reduces vapor emissions (MVER) to less than or equal to 3 lbs per 24 hours per 1000 sq ft or less than or equal to 85 percent Relative Humidity. Compatible with floor finishes and adhesives approved by the manufacturer.
          2.Application:
          a.Indoor and outdoor, new, and existing concrete slabs: on grade, above grade, below grade and split slabs.
          b.Oil and other chemically contaminated slabs.
          c.Industrial/retail facilities, office buildings, hospitals and schools, food processing plants, secondary containment slabs, etc.
          3.Material: 2-component epoxy.
          a.Precise blend of white and yellowish liquid.
          4.Color: White.
          5.Density: 1 4.66 lbs per gal (1.76 kg per L).
          6.VOC: 47 g/L.
          7.Volume Solids: 97.3 percent.
          8.Flash Point: Part A: Greater than 212 degrees F (Greater than 100 degrees C)
          9.Flash Point: Part B: 170 degree F (77 degrees C).
          10.Mixing Ratio: A:B - 100:12 by weight
          11.Pot Life at 73 degrees F (23 degrees C): Approximately 60 minutes.
          12.Open to Foot Traffic: After 12 hours at 73 degrees F (23 degrees C)
          13.Application Temperature: From 45 to 95 degrees F (8 to 35 degrees C).
          14.Curing Temperature: 45 degrees F (8 degrees C) minimum.
          15.Full Strength: After 7 days at 73 degrees F (23 degrees C).
          16.Compressive Strength per ASTM D-695: Greater than 11,000 psi (80 Mpa).
          17.Flexural Strength per ASTM D-790: Greater than 4,300 psi (30 Mpa).
          18.Bond/Adhesion per ASTM D-4541: Greater than 500 psi (3.5 Mpa) at 28 days
          19.Permeance per ASTM E-96: Greater than 1.0 perm (5.7E-08 grams per Pa per sec per sq m).
          20.Alkaline Resistance per ASTM D-1308: up to pH 14.
          21.Vapor Reduction per ASTM E-96: up to 95 percent.
          22.Cured for Installation of Flooring: 12 hours at 73 degrees F (23 degrees C).
          23.pH on Cured Surface: 7.
          24.Temperature Resistance:
          a.Continuous Exposure:
          1)Dry heat: 140 degrees F (60 degrees C).
          2)Humid heat: 113 degrees F (45 degrees C).
          b.Intermittent Exposure:
          1)High pressure water: 185 degrees F (85 degrees C).
          2)248 degrees F briefly (120 degrees C).
          3)Dry heat 140 degrees F (60 degrees C).
          25.Sand Broadcast: Oven dried No. 20 to 50 silica sand per ASTM E11, No. 18 to 35 sieve sizes for full broadcast to "rejection" into fresh wet SG2.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** VAPORTIGHT COAT®-SG3 is a unique 2-component, moisture tolerant, low viscosity, solvent free, chemically enhanced epoxy based product which reduces the passage of water vapor and moisture through slabs on, below and above grade as well as split slabs, thus eliminating delamination of adhesives, floor coverings and coatings. SG3 meets or exceeds the requirements of ASTM F3010-13 Standard Practice for Two Component Resin Based Membrane-Forming Moisture Mitigation Systems for Use Under Resilient Floor Coverings.
 
          B.Product: VAPORTIGHT COAT - SG3 as manufactured by AQUAFIN. Moisture Vapor Emission Reduction Control System (concrete floor sealer): One-part system consisting of a two-component, 100 percent solids, solvent free, moisture tolerant, high density, low odor, chemically enhanced epoxy-based product which must reduce vapor emissions (MVER) to 3 lbs per 24 hours per 1000 sq ft or less and be compatible with floor finishes and adhesives approved by the manufacturer.
          1.Application:
          a.Indoor and outdoor, new, and existing concrete slabs: on grade, above grade, below grade and split slabs, old cementitious underlayment (no gypsum) and ceramic tiles with missing or damaged under-slab vapor barriers.
          b.Industrial/retail facilities, office buildings, supermarkets, food processing plants, airplane hangars, hospitals, schools, etc.
          c.For capillary infiltration of oil or other chemicals from the ground or to treat oil-contaminated slabs or radon infiltration consider VAPORTIGHT-COAT-SG2.
          2.Standard Compliance:
          a.ASTM F3010: Meets or exceeds.
          3.Material: 2-component, clear epoxy.
          a.Precise blend of clear and yellowish liquid.
          4.Density: 9.08 lbs gal (1.09 plus or minus 0.02 kg per L).
          5.VOC: 0 g per L.
          6.Volume Solids: 100 percent.
          7.Flash Point: Part A: Greater than 212 degrees F (Greater than 100 degrees C)
          8.Flash Point: Part B: 170 degree F (77 degrees C).
          9.Mixing Ratio: A:B - 100:50 by weight
          10.Pot Life at 73 degrees F (23 degrees C): Approximately 35 minutes.
          11.Open to Foot Traffic: After 12 hours at 73 degrees F (23 degrees C)
          12.Recoat Time at 73 degrees F (23 degrees C): 12 hrs to 5 days. Observe dew point.
          13.Application Temperature: From 45 to 95 degrees F (8 to 35 degrees C).
          14.Curing Temperature: 45 degrees F (8 degrees C) minimum.
          15.Full Strength: After 7 days at 73 degrees F (23 degrees C).
          16.Compressive Strength per ASTM D-695: Greater than 11,000 psi (80 Mpa).
          17.Bond/Adhesion per ASTM D4541: Greater than 220 psi (1.5 Mpa) at 28-day old concrete.
          18.Permeance per ASTM E96: Less than 0.5 perm (3.1E-08 grams per Pa per sec per sq m).
          19.Alkaline Resistance per ASTM D1308: up to pH 14.
          20.Vapor Reduction per ASTM E96: up to 97 percent. 0.100 grains/h-sqft-in.Hg
          21.Cured for installation of flooring: 12 hours at 73 deg F (23 deg C).
          22.pH on cured surface: 7.
          23.Average Critical Radiant Flux (CRF) per ASTM E648: 1.00 W per sq cm; Passed: Nonflammable).
 
          2.4BASE COAT
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Use as the waterproof, elastomeric membrane of the PRO-Tekt Traffic Deck system for pedestrian bridges, roof decks, parking decks and ramps.
 
          A.Product: PRO-Tekt Flexcoat as manufactured by AQUAFIN.
          1.Two-component, solvent free, hybrid polyurea/polyurethane base coat, designed to be used in combination with the Trafficoat intermediate coat to provide a fully elastomeric traffic system for concrete structures.
          2.Physical and Technical Data:
          a.Tensile Strength per ASTM D412: 1,450 psi (10,000 kPa).
          b.Elongation per ASTM D412: 500 to 600 percent.
          c.Density per DIN 53479: 8.76 lbs per gal (1.05 gm per ml).
          d.Percent Solids: 100 percent.
          e.VOC: 0 gm/L.
          f.Shore A per ASTM D2240: 70.
          g.Tear per ASTM D624C: 215 lbs/inch (3.84 kg per mm).
          h.Elcometer Adhesion per ASTM D4541: Greater than 435 psi (3000 kPa) on Primer.
          i.Pot Life: 15 minutes.
          j.Gel Time: 15 to 20 minutes
          k.Tack Free Time: 40 to 50 minutes.
          l.Full-Service Use: Overcoat at 4 hours.
          m.Theoretical Coverage: Product waste and substrate variances will affect coverage rates.
          1)Per Gallon: 40 sq ft (0.98 sq m per L) at 40 wet mils.
          n.Application Temperature Range:
          1)40 degrees F (4 degrees C) and rising to maximum 95 degrees F (35 degrees C), and more than 6 degrees F (3.3 degrees C) above dew point.
          2)Temperatures must be maintained within this range for at least 24 hours after the installation of the primer.
          3)Maximum Ambient and/or Substrate Application Temperature: 95 degrees F (35 degrees C).
 
          2.5INTERMEDIATE COAT
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Used as the intermediate coat in the PRO-Tekt Traffic Deck System for binding aggregate on pedestrian plaza decks, pedestrian bridges, roof decks, parking decks, and ramps.
 
          A.Intermediate Coat: PRO-Tekt Trafficoat as manufactured by AQUAFIN.
          1.Two-component, polyurethane. Provides a durable, anti-slip surface. It can be used in conjunction with various size aggregate depending on the level of traffic anticipated.
          2.Physical and Technical Data:
          a.Tensile Strength per ASTM D412: 3,100 psi (21374 kPa).
          b.Elongation per ASTM D412: 60 percent.
          c.Density per DIN 53479: 0.584 oz per cu inch (1.01 g per cc).
          d.Percent Solids: 100 percent.
          e.VOC: 0 g/L.
          f.Shore D per ASTM D2240: 60 to 65.
          g.Tear per ASTM D624C: 566 pli.
          h.Taber Abrasion per ASTM D3389: 125/1000 mg per rev. loss.
          i.Elcometer Adhesion per ASTM D4541: Greater than 435 psi (3000 kPa).
          j.Moisture Vapor Transmission Permatron W: 0.96 perms.
          k.Pot Life: 15 minutes.
          l.Gel Time: 15 to 20 minutes.
          m.Tack Free Time: 60 to 70 minutes.
          n.Theoretical Coverage: Product waste and substrate variances will affect coverage rates.
          1)Per Gallon: 45 sq ft per gal (1.10 sq m per L) at 32 wet mils.
          2)Per Gallon: 40 sq ft per gal (0.98 sq m per L) at 40 wet mils.
          o.Application Temperature Range:
          1)40 degrees F (4 degrees C) and rising, and more than 6 degrees F (3.3 degrees C) above dew point.
          2)Temperatures must be maintained within this range for at least 24 hours after the installation of the primer.
          3)Maximum Ambient and/or Substrate Application Temperature: 95 degrees F (35 degrees C).
 
          2.6TOPCOAT
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Used as the topcoat in the PRO-Tekt Traffic Deck System on pedestrian plaza decks, pedestrian bridges, roof decks, parking decks, and ramps.
 
          A.Topcoat: PRO-Tekt Topcoat PA as manufactured by AQUAFIN.
          1.A solvent-free, 100 percent solids, 2-component, aliphatic, polyaspartic, polyurea coating designed to withstand pedestrian and vehicular traffic. It is used as the topcoat in the Pro-Tekt Traffic Deck System.
          a.Tensile Strength per ASTM D412: 5,630 psi (38817 kPa).
          b.Elongation per ASTM D412: 10 percent.
          c.Density: 0.624 oz per cu inch (1.08 grams per cc).
          d.Percent Solids: 100 percent.
          e.VOC: 0 g per L.
          f.Shore D per ASTM D2240: 75 to 80.
          g.Tear per ASTM D624C: 803 pli.
          h.Taber Abrasion per ASTM D3389: 12 per 1000 mg/rev. loss.
          i.Pot Life: 5 to 10 minutes.
          j.Gel Time: 10 to 15 minutes.
          k.Tack Free Time: 30 to 45 minutes.
          l.Full-service use: 4 hours.
          m.Theoretical Coverage: Product waste, substrate variances, aggregate load, and amplitude will affect coverage rates.
          1)Per Gallon: 275 to 290 sq ft (25.5 to 26.9 sq m) at 21 to 25 wet mils.
          n.Application temperature Range:
          1)40 degrees F (4 degrees C) and rising to maximum 85 degrees F (30 degrees C), and more than 6 degrees F (3.3 degrees C) above dew point.
          2)Temperatures must be maintained within this range for at least 24 hours after the installation of the primer.
          3)Maximum Ambient and/or Substrate Application Temperature: 95 degrees F (35 degrees C).
 
          PART 3EXECUTION
 
          3.1EXAMINATION
 
          A.Examine substrates and adjoining construction, and conditions under which Work is to be installed. Do not proceed with Work until unsatisfactory conditions are corrected.
 
          B.If substrate preparation is the responsibility of another installer, notify Architect in writing of unsatisfactory preparation before proceeding.
 
          C.Verify the following substrate conditions before application of waterproof lining:
          1.That substrate condition is satisfactory and in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
          2.That concrete surfaces have open pores and wood float finish on horizontal surfaces.
          3.That concrete surfaces are free of voids, spalled areas, loose aggregate, and sharp protrusions, and with no coarse aggregate visible.
          4.That curing compounds or surface hardeners incompatible with epoxy moisture vapor barrier have not been used on concrete.
 
          D.For Primer Coat - SG3 or SG2:
          1.Assure before application that surfaces to be treated do not contain any kind of sealer (sodium, potassium, etc.), chlorides, oil, grease, dirt, curing compounds, organic compound, or any substance that might act as a bond breaker.
          2.Anhydrous Calcium Chloride Testing as per ASTM F-1869 and/or Relative Humidity Testing as per ASTM F-2170:
          a.Before installation of concrete floor sealer: use tests carried out by Architect/Engineer during study phase and confirm by testing through installer or independent laboratory prior to installation of concrete floor sealer.
          b.After Installation of Concrete Floor Sealer: Not required by manufacturer of specified concrete floor sealer, unless to be carried out on a test application, specified during bid stage.
          c.Alternatively, or in addition to Calcium Chloride Testing: Use Relative Humidity tests carried out by Architect/Engineer during study phase and confirm by testing through installer or independent laboratory prior to installation of concrete floor sealer.
 
          3.2PREPARATION
 
          A.Clean surfaces thoroughly prior to installation.
 
          B.Prepare surfaces using the methods recommended by the manufacturer for achieving the best result for the substrate under the project conditions.
 
          C.For Primer Coat - SG3 or SG2:
          1.Protect adjacent surfaces not designated to receive waterproof lining.
          2.Substrate preparation: For Primer Coat.
 
          3.3Acceptable Methodology: Steel shot blasting, abrasive sand blasting, or grinding with a diamond cup blade.
 
          A.Not Acceptable: Acid etching.
          a.Concrete Surface Profile:
          1)Steel shot blasted meeting ICRI CSP 3 - 5 for mechanical bond.
          2)Not Acceptable: Smooth surfaces.
          b.Burn off reinforcing fibers and collect and vacuum remains.
          c.Repair Defective Areas: Honeycombs, cracks, or other defects.
          1)Use a suitable repairing or manufacturer recommended mortar.
          d.Saw Cut and Expansion Joints: Treat per manufacturer's application guideline.
          e.Carefully rinse or pre-dampen several times all surfaces to be treated with clean water. Leave no standing water.
 
          B.For PRO-Tekt Flexcoat:
          1.Surfaces must be properly primed with Aquafin VAPORTIGHT COAT SG2 or SG3.
          2.Surfaces must be dry, free from loose sand, dirt, dust, and other foreign substances that could interfere with adhesion to the prime coat.
 
          3.4INSTALLATION
 
          A.Install primer, base coat, intermediate coat, and topcoat, in accordance with manufacturer's instructions, approved submittals, and in proper relationship with adjacent construction.
 
          B.Cavity Fill:
          1.At cleaned and prepared faulty construction joints, cracks, form tie, nail, and bug holes, fill voids with patching compound in mortar consistency flush to surface. Leave rough surface finish for subsequent waterproofing material to bond.
 
          C.Floor/Wall and Corner Joints:
          1.Install rounded coves 2 x 2 inch (50 x 50 mm) with patching compound in mortar consistency. Leave rough surface finish for subsequent waterproof lining material to bond.
 
          D.For Primer Coat - SG3 or SG2:
          1.Mix concrete floor sealer material in proportions recommended by manufacturer written instructions.
          2.Apply concrete floor sealer material in quantities as per manufacturer's specifications and recommendations.
          a.Apply in one coat at manufacturer's specified rate.
          b.Application Method:
          1)Use non-shred roller or notched squeegee to the still moist substrate.
          2)Carefully scrub it into the pores with a long handled scrub brush.
          3)Follow with a roller to achieve a uniform coverage.
 
          3.5CURING
 
          A.Cure the fluid applied membranes and traffic coatings as per manufacturer's recommendations.
 
          3.6ACCEPTANCE
 
          A.Remove left over materials and any foreign material resulting from the work from the site.
 
          B.Clean adjacent surfaces and materials.
 
         
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