505 Blue Ball Rd. #160
Elkton, MD 21921
Fast Setting Waterproof Repair & Sealing Mortar
CSI Div. 03
03 00 00 Concrete
Physical and Technical Data
~93 lbs/ft3 (1.5 kg/dm3)
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30 - 40 minutes
MORTAR-IC is a cementitious, ready-mixed waterproof repairing and
sealing mortar. It consists of rapid setting Portland cement, specially treated
quartz sand and a compound of active chemicals which resist positive or
negative side water pressure.
24 hrs: 2,400 psi (17MPa)
28 days: 4,000 psi (27 MPa)
24 hrs: 660 psi (4.6 MPa)
28 days: 820 psi (5.7 MPa)
Shrinkage: ASTM C-596
28 days: 0.04% (0.4 mm/m)
Potable water certified:
NSF/ANSI 61: www.wqa.org
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MORTAR-IC contains active waterproofing chemicals which react with
moisture and free lime in the mortar and concrete, creating insoluble
crystalline complexes. These crystalline complexes, similar to a gel which
grows in the presence of water, block the capillaries of the MORTARIC and minor shrinkage cracks, thus preventing water ingress. Chemical
activation begins when the MORTAR -IC powder is mixed with water and
may take several days to completely block the capillaries depending on
ambient temperature and environmental conditions. The waterproofing
chemicals remain active for the life of the structure, permanently sealing it
from water penetration.
All data are average values obtained under laboratory conditions. In practical use temperature, humidity and absorbance of the substrate may influence the above given values.
Neat: ~0.42 ft³ (0.012 m³) or 10 ft³ (0.9 m²) @ ½”
(12.7 mm) thickness
~24ft² at ¼” thickness per 50lb bag
• NSF/ANSI Standard 61 approved for potable water
• Applied to the positive or negative water pressure side of a structure
• Resists strong hydrostatic pressure
• Post sealing effect of shrinkage cracks up to 1/64” (0.4mm) together
• Easy to use - needs only to be mixed with water prior to application
• Not a vapor barrier, lets concrete “breathe”
• Can be skim coated or feather edged
• Applied to moist concrete
• No odor - no fumes, inorganic - no polymers.
• Mechanically prepare surfaces to achieve a surface profile equal to
CSP 5 – 7. Concrete Surface Profile as per ICRI Guideline No. 310.21997 (Formerly Guideline No. 03732)
• All surfaces to be repaired should be saturated surface dry (SSD) but
have no standing water. Hot surfaces should be cooled and shaded
while cold surfaces should be heated and sheltered. Mechanically
remove all loose materials by suitable means such as chipping hammer,
chisel, sandblast, high pressure water blast (>5000 psi), or similar
• Repair areas should have saw-cut straight edges with a minimum of
3/8” (10 mm) depth (avoid featheredging).
• Only proceed with application when the temperatures remain between
40°F and 90°F (4°C and 32°C) and protect from freezing for
24 hours after application. For temperatures above 85°F (29°C),
follow ACI hot-weather application guidelines to ensure a successful
• Active water leakages must be stopped using AQUAFIN FIX 10-S.
• Cracks should be routed out to a U-shaped configuration, approx. 3/4”
(20 mm) wide and a minimum of 1” (25 mm) deep.
• Tie holes should be roughened prior to filling.
• Spalled and honeycombed areas must be thoroughly cleaned and
chiseled back to sound concrete prior to repair.
• Substrates must be of load bearing capacity, and free from all potential
bond breakers such as dirt, dust, grease, oil, sealers, curing compounds,
laitance, loose or deteriorated concrete and any bond-inhibiting foreign
Mechanically mix with clean water to a trowelable mortar consistency.
Approximate mixing ratio is: 50 lb powder to 0.9 - 1.0 gal water (22.7 kg
to 3.4 - 3.8 L). For glove pointing add small amount of water. NOTE: Mix
only as much material as can be used within 30 minutes.
Applied in conjunction with AQUAFIN-IC for:
• Installation of seal strips (reglets and coves) at joints to assure water
• Patching of tie holes and faulty construction joints.
• Filling of routed out cracks.
• Waterproof sacking of concrete “bugholes.“
• Repairing of spalled and honeycombed areas.
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Cracks / Seal strips (Reglets & Coves):
• After proper surface preparation and routing to appropriate
configuration, prime areas to be patched or repaired with a slurry coat
of AQUAFIN-IC and while “green” (tacky), fill cavity flush to surface with
MORTAR-IC in mortar consistency.perties of MORTAR-40 may change
when extended with coarse aggregate.
Spalled and Honey Combed Areas:
• Prepare surface and chisel back to sound concrete. Prime areas to be
repaired with a slurry coat of AQUAFIN-IC and while “green“ (tacky),
apply MORTAR-IC in layers of 1/2“ (12.7 mm) until desired profile is
NOTE: AQUAFIN-IC should be applied as a surface treatment as soon as
the MORTAR-IC has set (approx. 1 - 2 hours). If this is not practical, leave
surface rough for subsequent
Refer to SDS. This product contains portland cement and sand
(crystalline silica) and is highly alkaline (irritant) in contact with water. Avoid
breathing dust. May cause delayed lung injury (silicosis). Use rubber
gloves and goggles during mixing and application. Protect skin and eyes.
After contact with skin, wash with plenty of water. In case of eye contact,
rinse immediately with plenty of cool water and seek medical advice.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
This product contains material listed by the state of California as known to
cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
LIMITED WARRANTY: AQUAFIN, INC. warrants this product for a
period of one year from the date of installation to be manufactured free of
Contact our office or visit our web site to obtain
defects and to be consistent with its technical properties as stated in our
current Technical Data
This product must
be used as directed and
Begin curing as soon as the patch has set by keeping surface moist as
within its stated shelf life. AQUAFIN INC. will replace or at our discretion
Fill cavity with
per ACI recommendations
Crack for portland cement concrete, using burlap,
MORTAR-IC refund the purchase price of any product, excluding cost of labor, which
polethylene or a fine mist of water. If this is not practicable, damp cure
is proven to be defective. Our product recommendations are based on
for six hours, then coat with an approved water based curing compound.
industry standards and testing procedures. It is the buyer’s obligation to
However, curing compound may adversely affect following lifts of mortar,
test the suitability of the product for an intended use prior to using it. We
leveling mortar or protective coatings.
assume no warranties written, expressed or implied as to any specific
methods of application or use of the product. AQUAFIN INC. MAKES
NO WARRANTY AS TO MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A
50 lb. (22.7 kg) bags in U-shaped
PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER
AQUAFIN-IC WARRANTIES EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. AQUAFIN, INC. shall not be liable
Storage and Shelf Life:
for damages of any sort including remote or consequential damages, down
12 months when stored dry in the original, unopened packaging.
time, or delay. Any claim for a defectiveproduct must be filed within 30
days of discovery of a problem, and must be submitted with written proof of
purchase. For Professional Use Only.
Before material hardens,
cavity with clean tools with water after use.
Installer is responsible for proper product application. Site visits by Aquafin
personnel or representatives are solely for the purpose of making technical
recommendations, not for providing supervision or quality control.
Typical detail sealing of construction joints
NSF/ANSI Standard 61
see www.wqa.org for use restrictions
Typical detail crack repair
Fill cavity with
Prime cavity with
AQ up-date 01/03/05
Cold joint sealed with AQUAFIN-IC
LIMITED WARRANTY: AQUAFIN, INC. warrants its products to be manufactured free of defects and to be consistent with its standard high quality. We will replace or, at our
market. In cases
to be defective,
for further We
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INC. MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES
Typical detail sealing of construction
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. AQUAFIN, INC. shall not be liable for damages of any sort including remote or consequential damages, down time, or delay.