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VOLTEX®

VOLTEX®

CETCO Third party certifications:
  • BBA Agrément Certificate

    BBA Agrément Certificate

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  • QA Certificate

    QA Certificate

    Certificate type

A bentonite geotextile waterproofing system.

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Application

Suitable for below-ground vertical and horizontal structural foundation surfaces. Typical cast-in-place concrete applications include:

  • Backfilled concrete walls.
  • Earth-covered roofs.
  • Structural slabs.
  • Tunnels.
  • Property line construction.

Property line construction applications include soldier pile and lagging, secant/ contiguous piling, steel sheet piling, shotcrete and stabilized earth retention walls. Applications may include structures under continuous or intermittent hydrostatic pressure.

Suitable for cast-in-place concrete applications and do not cover shotcrete or precast concrete applications. Refer to VOLTEX® Product Manuals for additional property line shoring wall construction technique applications.

Description

A waterproofing composite of high strength geotextiles and 4.8 kg/m² of sodium bentonite. The high swelling, low permeable sodium bentonite is encapsulated between a non-woven and woven geotextile. A proprietary needle-punch process interlocks the geotextiles together forming a strong composite that maintains the equal coverage of bentonite, as well as protects it from inclement weather and construction related damage.

Once backfilled, VOLTEX® hydrates and forms a monolithic waterproofing membrane. VOLTEX® contains zero VOC and can be installed in almost any weather condition to green concrete.


Features and benefits:

  • Works by forming a low permeability membrane upon contact with water.
  • When wetted, unconfined bentonite can swell up to 15 times its dry volume.
  • When confined under pressure the swell is controlled, forming a dense, impervious waterproofing membrane.
  • The swelling action of VOLTEX® can self-seal small concrete cracks caused by ground settlement, concrete shrinkage or seismic action.
  • VOLTEX® forms a strong mechanical bond to concrete when the geotextile fibres are encapsulated into the surface of cast-in-place concrete.
  • VOLTEX® should not be installed in standing water or over ice.
  • If ground water contains strong acids, alkalies, or is of a conductivity of 2500 μmhos/cm or greater, water samples should be submitted to the manufacturer for compatibility testing.
  • ULTRASEAL XP may be required if contaminated ground water or saltwater conditions exist.
  • VOLTEX® is designed for use under reinforced concrete slabs 100 mm thick or greater on a compacted earth/ gravel substrate.
  • VOLTEX® requires a minimum 150 mm thick reinforced concrete slab if installed over a concrete blinding.
  • VOLTEX® is not designed for split-slab plaza deck construction.
  • VOLTEX® is not intended to seal expansion joints; contact CETCO for expansion joint applications.
  • Do not use VOLTEX® on masonry block foundation walls.
  • Consult CETCO for special installation guidelines that apply to shotcrete and precast concrete construction.

General information

Color

Grey

Material

Bentonite

Geotextile

Shape

Rectangle

Length

5000 mm

1100 mm wide.

20000 mm

2500 mm wide.

40000 mm

5000 mm wide.

Width

1100 mm

5000 mm long.

2500 mm

20 000 mm long.

5000 mm

40 000 mm long.

Uniclass

Pr_15_57_27_39 Geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs)Primary

CAWS

J40/285 Loose-laid bentonite damp-proofing/ tanking membranes

Specification data - Geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) Enhanced data

Third party product certification

BBA Certificate.

Weight

Bentonite: 4.8 kg/m² to EN 14196.

Roll size

1.1 x 5 m.

Standard roll, 33 kg, 35 rolls per pallet (192.5 m²).

2.5 x 20 m.

Roll.

5 x 40 m.

Roll.

Accessories

Not required.

BENTOSEAL®.

VOLCLAY GRANULES®.

CETSEAL.

CETBIT 300 ground-level flashing.

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Swelling capability

Bentonite Free Swell: ≥24 mL/2g (nominal) to ASTM D 5890.

FluidFlowLeakage

Bentonite Fluid Loss: 18 mL (maximum) to ASTM D 5891.

Pressure

Hydrostatic Pressure Resistance: 70 m (nominal) to ASTM D 5385 (Mod).

Adhesion to concrete

Peel adhesion: 2.6 kN/m (minimum) to ASTM D 903 (Mod).

ThermalConductivity

Hydraulic conductivity: 1.0 x 10^–9 cm/s (nominal) to ASTM D 5084.

TensileStrength

MD/ CD: 8.0 kN/m (nominal) to EN ISO 10319.

Thickness:

7.0 mm (typical) at 2 kPa to EN ISO 9863-1.

Puncture resistance

1.5 kN to EN ISO 12236.

Flexibility at low temperature

Unaffected at -32°C to ASTM D 1970.

Literature

VOLTEX® - BENTONITE GEOTEXTILE WATERPROOFING SYSTEM

VOLTEX® - BENTONITE GEOTEXTILE WATERPROOFING SYSTEM

VOLTEX® & VOLTEX DS® - BENTONITE GEOTEXTILE WATERPROOFING SYSTEM

VOLTEX® & VOLTEX DS® - BENTONITE GEOTEXTILE WATERPROOFING SYSTEM

Third party certifications

BBA Agrément Certificate

BBA Agrément Certificate

86/1650

Additional certifications:

  • Hygienic Certificate: HK/W/0986/01/2014

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