Hydrogel

Hot-Applied Polymer Rubber Gel Monolithic Membrane

Description: Hydrogel is a horizontal and vertically applied single component, 99% solids, highly elastomeric, hot spray applied* polymer rubber gel with exceptional adhesive properties. Hydrogel is a component of the composite GEL-FLEX SYSTEM for both pre- and post-applied waterproofing systems for above and below grade construction. Its superior flexibility, adhesiveness and self-healing characteristics make Hydrogel the ideal choice for effective, permanent waterproofing. Hydrogel can be applied to green concrete, reducing overall project time and costs.

REPAIRABLE: Unlike other hot rubber monolithic membranes, Hydrogel can be repaired using injectable polymer rubber gel years after installation of the membrane, greatly increasing the lifespan of the membrane and reducing the risk to the project.

GEL-FLEX SYSTEMS: combines a spray applied polymer rubber gel membrane with durable capsheet. This system protects the polymer rubber gel and provides an immediately trafficable surface for follow-on trades.

The capsheets range from fleece-backed and non-fleece HDPE sheets (GFG Series: 16, 21, 28, 31 mil & 16 mil fleece-backed), K-Drain drainage composites, bentonite carpets, water-soluble films (vertical application only), and protection boards. The flexibility of the polymer rubber gel combined with the durability the various capsheets creates a high performance, substrate responsive waterproofing system. The flexible polymer rubber gel component to the GEL-FLEX SYSTEM makes it ideal for construction where seismic events, foundation settlement, structural vibration/movement, and thermal cycling conditions are a concern.

*Hydrogel can be applied via melt and pour methods.

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Hydrogel Polymer Rubber Gel Advantages

  • 99% solids content, Spray applied single component material: No material loss in heating, no VOC’s, no mixing components.
  • Green Concrete Application with no surface primer required: Fast, productive application ensures timely project completion with minimal substrate preparation.
  • Spray applied application, fully adhered, with an immediate cure time: Quick and efficient pressurized spray application with instantaneous adhesion eliminates lateral water migration.
  • Remains flexible and durable: Dynamically responds to substrate movement. Excellent crack bridging capability.
  • Double protection of HDPE sheet and monolithic polymer rubber gel membrane: Impact resistance with HDPE sheet membrane mechanically adhered to a self-healing, seal-sealing monolithic gel membrane.
  • Resistant to chemical attack & hydrocarbons: Environmentally durable to soil contaminates & adverse conditions.

GF-450: POSITIVE SIDE WATERPROOFING SYSTEM

HYDROGEL
— SPRAY APPLIED POLYMER RUBBER GEL.
GFG SERIES PROTECTION SHEET
— DURABLE, CHEMICAL RESISTANT 16MIL HDPE SHEET.
— BACKED WITH A 15MIL NON-WOVEN GEO-TEXTILE.
DUROTAPE
— HIGHLY ADHESIVE ELASTOMERIC SEAMING AND DETAILING TAPE FOR THE GFG SERIES MEMBRANES.

GF-PRE: PRE-APPLIED WATERPROOFING SYSTEM

HYDROGEL
— SPRAY APPLIED POLYMER RUBBER GEL.
GFG20X HDPE SHEET
— DURABLE, CHEMICAL RESISTANT 16MIL HDPE SHEET.
— BACKED WITH A 15MIL NON-WOVEN GEO-TEXTILE.
GFG4 PE SHEET
— LIGHTWEIGHT 28MIL POLYPROPYLENE NON-WOVEN SHEET.
— BACKED WITH A 4MIL UV-RESISTANT POLYETHYLENE COATING.
DUROTAPE
— HIGHLY ADHESIVE ELASTOMERIC SEAMING AND DETAILING TAPE.

— HIGHLY ADHESIVE ELASTOMERIC SEAMING AND DETAILING TAPE FOR THE GFG SERIES MEMBRANES.

System Overview:


System Components:

Hydrogel

Hot-applied Polymer Rubber Gel monolithic membrane

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GFG Series Vapor Barriers & Protection Sheets

Class A HDPE Vapor Barrier & high strength and puncture resistant capsheet for Kingfield Gel Flex Systems

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Durotape

6" cold-applied, single-sided 35 mil butyl tape (VOC-free)

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Versadex FB

Fabric-backed chemical, environmental, and temperature resistant butyl detailing tape.

Available widths: 6", 12" & 18"

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Sepa Seal SH-100

Caulkable single component hydrophilic elastic waterstop

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Duroflex

Duroflex is a 60 mil uncured neoprene flashing used on exposed walls, curbs, penetrations, expansion joints, and angle changes

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Miracle Mesh HDPE

Non-conductive, high performance, high strength, lightweight structural netting

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Rust Shield

Pre-Primer water-based oxidation converter and protection coat for rusted and oxidized metal surfaces.

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System Details:

HYD-1.01 – Composite waterproofing membrane

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HYD-2.02 – Vertical non-hydrostatic application

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HYD-2.03 – Vertical hydrostatic application

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HYD-2.04 – Drainage composite termination

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HYD-3.01 – Horizontal application (Plazas)

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HYD-3.02 – Drain (Plazas)

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HYD-3.03 – Joint or crack (less than or equal to 1/8″)

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HYD-3.04 – Expansion joint (Horizontal)

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HYD-3.05 – Expansion joint (Horizontal to Vertical)

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HYD-3.06 – Planters

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HYD-3.07 – Alternative substrate applications

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HYD-4.01 – Inside & outside corners

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HYD-4.02 – Penetrations (Cast-in-Place)

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HYD-4.03 – Penetrations (Core-Drilled Opening)

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HYD-4.04 – Grade terminations (A, B, C, D)

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HYD-4.05 – Tie-in to Novatak

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HYD-5.01 – Vertical application (Blindside)

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HYD-5.02 – Tie-backs (Blindside)

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HYD-5.03 – Penetrations through wall (Blindside)

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