How effective is Xypex?
Xypex Crystalline Technology is excellent for reducing the water permeability of concrete and for the healing of leaking, non-moving cracks and joints in concrete structures. Xypex crystals will bridge most non-moving cracks up to 0.5 mm (0.02 in).
What is Xypex used for?
Xypex has a specific repair system that utilizes its unique crystalline waterproofing technology to stop water flow through cracks, faulty construction joints and other defects. In the case of expansion joints or chronic moving cracks, a flexible sealant is recommended.
Is Xypex waterproof?
Yes. Xypex unique crystalline waterproofing technology will develop a non-soluable crystal structure in the pores, capillaries and cracks up to 0.4mm static width which stops the water flow and significantly reduce infiltration of deteriorating substances.
How long does it take for Xypex to work?
For concrete structures that hold liquids (e.g. swimming pools, reservoirs, wet wells, tanks, etc.), Xypex should be cured for three days and then allowed to set for 12 days before filling the structure with liquid.
Can I paint over xypex?
Yes. In most circumstances paint, epoxy coatings, cement parge coats, plaster and stucco can be applied over a Xypex coating. For further information concerning the interface of the Xypex coating with paint and other finishing materials, consult with a Xypex Technical Services Representative.
Does xypex make concrete waterproof?
Xypex Admix is blended into the concrete mix at the time of batching to waterproof and protect concrete from the start. It outperforms other methods because of its unique ability to become a truly integral part of the concrete matrix.
Can you paint over xypex?
Can I paint over Xypex?
Does Xypex make concrete waterproof?
What color is Xypex?
A Xypex coating normally produces a grey-colored, cementitious surface. However, Xypex “White” is also available.
How much xypex is in a yard of concrete?
1.5 lb per sq. yd.
Can you mix xypex in concrete?
Yes. Xypex Admix has been used successfully in concrete mix designs containing a variety of other admixtures. However, it should be noted that the use of retarding admixtures at recommended dosage rates may cause further extension of set time when used with Xypex Admix.
Can xypex be painted?
Coating FAQ. Yes. In most circumstances paint, epoxy coatings, cement parge coats, plaster and stucco can be applied over a Xypex coating. For further information concerning the interface of the Xypex coating with paint and other finishing materials, consult with a Xypex Technical Services Representative.