Moisture Control & Waterproofing

Moisture Control

ARDEX MC RAPID

One-Coat Moisture Control System For Concrete to Receive ARDEX Underlayments

  • One-coat epoxy resin system
  • No sand broadcast required for underlayment applications of 1/4” (6 mm) or less
  • Ready to prime in just 4 hours
  • Solvent free, alkali resistant
  • Tenacious bond to substrate
  • Reduces moisture vapor emissions to acceptable levels for floor coverings
  • For RH readings up to 100% ASTM E96 perm rating ≤ 0.10
  • Use under all standard commercial and residential floor coverings on interior substrates only

ARDEX MC RAPID



ARDEX VR 98™

ARDEX VR 98™ is a ready-to-use, one-component, water-based, two-coat system formulated to suppress residual moisture in concrete with RH readings up to 98%.

Key Features

  • Reduces moisture vapor emissions in concrete to acceptable levels for floor coverings
  • For RH readings up to 98%
  • For absorbent concrete
  • No minimum profile required
  • No priming required
  • Fast drying – install ARDEX underlayments in as little as 2 hours after applying the second coat
  • One-component system
  • Ready for use*, resealable and reusable
  • Easy to use and apply
  • Water-based

*Thoroughly mix ARDEX VR 98 with a low speed drill and paint mixing paddle until the material is evenly distributed throughout the container.

ARDEX VR 98™



Planiseal™ MB

Moisture Barrier and Consolidating Epoxy Primer

Planiseal MB is a 100%-solids epoxy coating that is designed to effectively stop moisture-related problems with toppings, as well as act as a surface-consolidating epoxy primer. When the designated film thickness is applied, Planiseal MB will reduce moisture vapor emission rates (MVERs) of up to 25 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. (11,3 kg per 92,9 m2) per 24 hours to below the limit of 3 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. (1,36 kg per 92,9 m2).

When Planiseal MB is applied in a single-coat application system, its low-viscosity high-density resins penetrate deep into the substrate to effectively consolidate the substrate and reduce the MVER. Planiseal MB also may be used to consolidate friable substrates before application of toppings and other floor finishes, in addition to self-leveling underlayments.

Planiseal™ MB™



Waterproofing

Vulkem 350/351 Waterproofing System

Pedestrian and Waterproofing System

Vulkem® 350/351 is a composite waterproofing system comprised of tough curing liquid polyurethane. It cures to form a rubber membrane surface that provides a lasting and easy-to-clean coating. Textured surfaces for pedestrian traffic will use an aggregate-laden top membrane to aid in wear and slip resistance. Vulkem 350/351 may be used to apply a seamless, monolithic waterproof membrane to concrete and primed metal surfaces.

Pedestrian and Waterproofing System

Vulkem® 350/351 is a composite waterproofing system comprised of tough curing liquid polyurethane. It cures to form a rubber membrane surface that provides a lasting and easy-to-clean coating. Textured surfaces for pedestrian traffic will use an aggregate-laden top membrane to aid in wear and slip resistance. Vulkem 350/351 may be used to apply a seamless, monolithic waterproof membrane to concrete and primed metal surfaces.

Basic Uses

Vulkem 350/351 is ideal for plazas, recreation decks, balconies, mechanical rooms, stadiums, athletic surfaces and similar applications requiring an elastomeric waterproofing system.

Vulkem 350/351 Waterproofing System



ARDEX 8+9™

ARDEX 8+9™ Rapid Waterproofing and Crack Isolation Compound is a best-in-class, two-component, solvent-free, cement-based membrane. Comprised of an acrylic-based liquid compound and a Portland and other hydraulic cement-based powder, ARDEX 8+9 can be applied easily with a paint roller or a brush to produce a highly flexible, waterproof coating. This coating protects from topside water infiltration and provides an excellent bonding layer for ARDEX tile and stone mortars. When properly installed, ARDEX 8+9 reduces the risk of efflorescence and is IAPMO certified for use as a shower pan.

Key Features

  • Rapid setting – tile in as little as 90 minutes
  • Flood test in 4 hours
  • Crack isolation up to 1/8″ (3 mm)
  • Excellent coverage – up to 300 sq. ft. for commercial unit and up to 100 sq. ft. for convenient kit
  • Ideal for applications in commercial and residential bathrooms, showers and kitchens prior to the installation of tile and stone
  • For use in swimming pools*
  • Use for interior or exterior floors and walls
  • Easy to apply with a roller
  • A solvent-free blend of Portland cement and other hydraulic cements for the ultimate bond with ARDEX tile and stone mortars
  • Helps to prevent efflorescence from the substrate
  • Can be used in place of a shower pan liner

ARDEX 8+9™



Mapelastic™

Flexible, Cementitious Membrane for Waterproofing and Protecting Concrete and Masonry

Mapelastic is a cementitious membrane that waterproofs concrete and masonry. It also offers protection against chemical attack from de-icing salts, sulfates, and carbon dioxide.

Mapelastic™



SIKA® MB REDLINE

Where to Use: Moisture barrier to help control moisture propagation in cementitious substrates with a moisture content not exceeding 6% by Tramex Method and residual moisture up to 100% R.H. or 25lbs./1000 sq.ft./24 hrs. | For substrate consolidation on concrete, cement and gypsum screeds. | Adhesion promoter for old and new adhesive residues in conjunction with other Sika® products.

Advantages: Cures in 3 hours for fast turnaround jobs | Can be used with carpet, resilient flooring, wood flooring, floating floors and all types of floor that require subfloor moisture protection | Solvent-free (100% solids) | Easy roller applied application, low viscosity | Convenient, easy to mix packaging | Shorter construction periods | Excellent penetration and stabilization of the substrate | Reduction of adhesive consumption | Suitable for use on floors with radiant heating | Compatible with SikaBond® wood flooring adhesives, Sika® Secure System 

Packaging: 2 US gal. Pail Kit

SIKA® MB REDLINE