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WATERPROOFING CERTAINTY FOR BUILDERS

HOW TO

CORRECTLY
APPLY
Sika BlackSeal Elastic
THE BUILDER-FRIENDLY
BRUSH-ON WATERPROOFING
FAST DRYING 50+ YEARS DURABILITY
BRANZ APPRAISED ELASTIC, NOT BRITTLE

SIKABLACKSEALELASTIC
TOOLSNEEDED
Abolster,hammer,grinder,rubbing
block,adustingbrush,patching
mortar,Sika BlackSeal1sealantand
anapplicatorgun,maskingtape,box
cutter,spatulas,gloves,agoodquality
brush,cleanwater,acoupleof
bucketsanda20litrepailof
Sika BlackSeal Elastic
Andremembertoalwayswearyour
protectivegear,includingglassesand
gloves.

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SIKABLACKSEALELASTIC
PREPARINGTHEWALL
Likemostbuildingjobs,itsallinthe
prep.Takeabitoftimetoprepthe
wallproperlyandyoullhaveno
problems.
Thefirstthingyouneedtodoisget
ridofanydagssoyouhavegota
goodcleansurfacetosealon.Havea
chattoyourblockybeforehandsohe
leavesyouwithflushpointedmortar
jointsandnoholes.
Removeanywastemortarfromthe
bottomtoexposethefootingaswell.

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SIKABLACKSEALELASTIC
PREPARINGTHEWALL
Thensmooththeblocksdownwith
eitherarubbingstone,orapieceof
concreteblockwilldo.

Youneedacleandustfreesurfaceso
nextgivethewallabrushdown.Orif
itsreallydirty,washitwithclean
water.

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SIKABLACKSEALELASTIC
FLUSHING
Ifthereareanygapsinthemortar,
youneedtofillthoseintoo you
wantasmoothcleansurfacetowork
with.
Putabitofmortarmixonaspatula
andpressitintoanygapsorholesyou
find.Rememberifyoudonttakethe
timetodothisprepproperly,you
wontgetawatertightwall.

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SIKABLACKSEALELASTIC
FLUSHING
Oncetheholeshavebeenfilled,give
ittimetodry,thenuseyourrubbing
stonetosmoothofftherepaired
areas.

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SIKABLACKSEALELASTIC
FOOTINGS
Nowyouvecleanedthewall,you
needtomakesurethefootingis
exposed.
Iftheblockworkhasbeenlaidback
fromtheedgeofthefootingas
shownhere,itsveryimportantto
installatriangularfilletofmortarto
allowwatertorunofftothedraincoil
ratherthanpoolingatthebaseofthe
blocks.

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SIKABLACKSEALELASTIC
CORNERS&EDGES
Whereveryouhaveanexternalsharp
corner,youneedtoknockthatsharp
edgeoffbecausejustlikepaint,
Sika BlackSeal Elasticwontseal
properlyoverasharpcorner.You
needtochamferitandagrinderis
thefast,easywaytodothejob.
Usethegrindertotakeanysharp
edgesoffthefootingstoo.

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SIKABLACKSEALELASTIC
CORNERS&EDGES
Asafinaltouch,useyourrubbing
stonetoknockanyremainingsharp
areasoff,andthengivethewalla
finalclean.

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SIKABLACKSEALELASTIC
JOINTS&PIPES
Ifyourwallhasacontroljoint,giveit
acleanoutwiththegrinderto
removeanydags andsharpedges,
giveitaquickbrush,theninserta
Sika PEFBackingRodtofitsnugglyin
thejointtoadepthofatleast10
millimetres.Thisprovidesasolidbase
sothejointcanbefilledcorrectly.
Foraprofessionalfinish,maskoff
bothsidesofthecontroljointtokeep
theblockworkcleanandtidy.

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SIKABLACKSEALELASTIC
JOINTS&PIPES
Tosealthejoint,useSika BlackSeal1.
Itsabitumenbasedsealant
specificallyforsealingjointsunder
Sika BlackSeal Elastic,oranyother
bitumenbasedproducts.
Applythesealantfromthebottom
up.Thenworkthesealanthardinto
thejointtofillanygapsandgetthe
bestadhesion.Itsimportantto
removethemaskingtape
immediatelybeforeaskinstarts
formingsoyougetaclean,smooth
finish.

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SIKABLACKSEALELASTIC
JOINTS&PIPES
Ifyouhaveapipeprotrudingfromthe
wall,itneedstobesealedofftoo.Fill
thegapwithalengthofSika PEF
BackingRodtoadepthofatleast10
millimetres.
ThenapplyabeadofSika BlackSeal1.
Tooloffthesealantimmediately
beforeaskinforms.

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SIKABLACKSEALELASTIC
MIXINGTHEPRIMER
Makesureyourewearingglovesfrom
hereon.
GiveSika BlackSeal Elasticagoodmix
usingadrill.
Theprimercoatissimplya50/50mix
ofSika BlackSeal Elasticandclean,
fresh water.Onepartwaterintoa
cleansparebucket.Thenonepart
Sika BlackSeal Elastic.Giveitagood
mixandyoureready.

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SIKABLACKSEALELASTIC
PRIMERAPPLICATION
Agoodqualitysoftbristlebrushis
crucialtodoingagoodjob.
Applytheprimerevenly,workingit
wellintotheporesoftheblockwork
andrememberingnottoleaveany
smallunprimedareas.

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SIKABLACKSEALELASTIC
APPLICATION,FIRSTCOAT
Itsagoodideatoleavethelidonthe
pailwhenyoureprimingand
betweencoats.Thishelpsensurethe
surfacedoesntskinanditstaysfluid
andeasytoapply.
Whenyouapplythefirstcoatof
Sika BlackSeal Elastic,makesureitis
appliedinauniformcrisscross
mannerthenlayingitoffinauniform
horizontaldirectionasyougo.

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SIKABLACKSEALELASTIC
APPLICATION,FIRSTCOAT
Thecorrectapplicationrateis
2mper litreper coat.
Allowatleast4hoursforthefirstcoat
todry.Itsimportantthefirstcoatis
drysodontrushthingsatthisstage.

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SIKABLACKSEALELASTIC
APPLICATION,SECONDCOAT
Onthesecondcoat,applyitinthe
samecrisscrossmannertoensure
completecoverage(remember
2mper litreper coat),butthistime
layitoffinauniformvertical
directionasyougo.
Asitdries,itturnsfromadark
mushroomcolourtoitsfinalsolid
blackappearance.
Washoutbrushincleanwaterand
itsreadyforthenextjob.

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SIKABLACKSEALELASTIC
PROTECTIONSHEETAPPLICATION
OncetheSika BlackSeal Elastichas
fullydried,andwithin48hours,you
willneedtoprotectitfromUV
exposureandanybackfilldamage,
withSika ProtectionSheets.
Makesurethedimplesonthe
Sika ProtectionSheetsarefacingin.
Thisensuresanywaterwillfloweasily
downtothedrainagecoilatthe
bottom.Trimthesheetstofit.

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SIKABLACKSEALELASTIC
CORRECTDRAINAGE
Aminimum100mildiameter
drainagecoilmustbeinstalledatthe
baseofthefootingandcoveredwith
ageotextilefabric.
Thedraincoilmusthaveaminimum
fallof1to200anddischargetoan
approveddrainageoutlet.
Backfillingshouldbedonewitha
suitablegranular,freedraining
materialsuchasscoria.

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