WATERPROOFING GLOSSARY

the lowest story of a building, usually below ground level.

can refer either to the caulking substance or to the process of applying it. Caulking as a term has spread to the building trade, meaning the activity of closing up joints and gaps in buildings.

A coating is a covering that is applied to an object to protect it or change its appearance. They may be applied as liquids, gases or solids.

Sani-Tred products are compressed and relaxed, drastically stretched and released that they always return to their original shape and size preventing distortion of their original shape and size while remaining permanently adhered which is a major cause of release of coatings from powerful forces such as freeze/thaw cycles, water pressure, gas pressure, vibration and sudden shock.

When PermaFlex is applied to the substrate it will penetrate deeply into the pores of the substrate (foundation building material) then cure as tough as a truck tire therefore it is impossible for Sani-Tred products to ever bubble, peel or delaminate.

is the general term for a permanent covering of a floor. It is usually used to mean wood flooring, but it can also refer to carpets, laminate flooring, raised flooring, and linoleum.

Liquid Rubber Base – for heavy filling, sealing used outdoors or indoors for HD waterproofing and sealing

A manhole or maintenance hole is the top opening to an underground vault used to house an access point for making connections or performing maintenance on underground and buried public utility and other services including sewers, telephone, electricity, storm drains and gas.

is water/moisture that ‘wicks’ through the concrete and delaminates all other materials. This occurs in concrete floor that are slab-on-grade and floors below grade.

is water on the opposite side of the substrate trying to push through, under pressure, which causes all other materials to fail. Floors that are below grade are susceptible to this natural force.

is a 1 part, thick, liquid rubber “ULTRA ADHESIVE” paint-like coating. After cure, there is little resemblance to paint. If solid cured Permaflex could be removed from it’s applied surface, it would be in the form of sheets that may be pulled and stretched and is extremely pliable and tough. Two of the most important qualities of Permaflex are flexible penetration technology and elongation memory, meaning that it stretches and returns to it’s original size and shape.

Sani-Tred products have over 500% elongation! If any product or material does not have Permanent Elongation® it can not permanently waterproof and seal any joint, seam or crack.

A Quick Curing, Rigid, Concrete Repair Fluid – Extremely strong 4,700 psi but still remains slightly flexible with 35% elongation. Bonds permanently to concrete, wood, metals, fiberglass, and rigid plastics.

Radon is a radioactive gas. It comes from uranium and radium in soils, which can be found everywhere in the world. Uranium is present in rocks such as granite, shale, phosphate and pitchblende. Uranium breaks down to radium, which then decays into radon. This gas can easily move up through the soil into the atmosphere. Natural deposits of uranium and radium, not man-made sources, produce most of the radon present in the air. Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that can cause lung cancer.

Thickening Activator – is a thick, blue colored, inert, odor-free, paste-like additive specifically designed and formulated to be blended with LRB at a rate of up to but not to exceed 33% or two-to-1 ratio.

is a method by which an item is made resistant to damage by water.

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