Waterstops are a highly necessary material used in concrete in order to stop leakage of any type of fluid, most commonly water. This fluid is usually expected to be embedded and runs between concrete joints. This only means that in order to prevent leakage of any hazardous material, waterstops, regardless of the type and depending on where to be installed, have to be inserted in between joints to lock the fluid inside. This action lessens the possibility of cracking and allows for greater flexibility of any structure.
There are several types of waterstops, but the common characteristic they have is that they are made up of materials that expand at the touch of moisture. This way, they effectively lock in fluid and prevent any unwanted spilling.
Our waterstop fabrication involves making such materials from any of the following: steel, rubber, or copper. But manufacturiing them not only requires the knowledge on the the different properties needed for whichever structure they may be used at. There are also government-endorsed and mandated dimensions that have to be followed. Commonly, our waterstops are made thru heat welding utilizing a modern thermoplastic welding equipment. Therefore, finding an international grade waterstop no longer means looking out too far. Hit our message button and let us prepare our proposal for you.