Fibre-reinforced one-component cementitious mortar and adhesive primer
Mapei South Africa focuses on developing industry-leading solutions in concrete waterproofing and protection with highly specialised products suited to demanding environments. Sewament 3 Primer and Sewament 10 are two such products, delivering the complete restoration of damaged concrete in sewer trunk lines and sewerage systems, both internally and externally, with superlative ease of use and application variety.
Sewament 10 is the ideal choice for the restoration of deteriorated concrete in effluent and sewage and in water purification plants for effluent urban water.
It can be applied to the interior corrosion-inhibiting lining of concrete tanks that have been damaged by the chemical aggression of effluent from urban or mixed urban and industrial waters. In addition, applications include anti-acid and wear-proof lining or reinforced concrete manifolds, construction or reconstruction of impervious coverings, the filling of joints and precast concrete sewerage elements and filling of joints of poured concrete for tanks and purification manifolds.
“The applications for Sewament 10 are extensive and the product is extremely versatile thanks to the research and development that has gone into its creation at the Mapei Research and Development Laboratory,” says Paul Nieuwoudt, Mapei South Africa’s product manager for Building Systems.
“It has an exceptionally high level of resistance to the chemical aggression that comes about as a result of the anaerobic fermentation of civil and industrial sewage, which is unusual for a cementitious mortar. This has even been verified by the Department of Microbiology at the Botanic Institute of the University of Hamburg.”
The university subjected Sewament 10 to conditions that were eight times higher than those found in standard sewerage systems. The accelerated tests ran for a period of nine months in biological chambers and the results confirmed the product’s capability in repairing damaged sewerage systems.
Sewament 10 comes as a powdered mortar with special hydraulic binders, selected graded aggregates, additives and synthetic fibres prepared to a specific formula. When blended with water, the consistency is easily workable and can be applied manually or by spray at a maximum thickness of 20 mm per layer.
When using Sewament 10 manually it is recommended to use Sewament 3 Primer, a one-component cementitious mortar that improves the adhesion of Sewament 10.
“Sewament 3 must be used as a bonding bridge for manual application in concrete and masonry vaults, walls and beds in sewer trunk lines,” adds Nieuwoudt. “Water depuration plans and canals for the collection of black water of zootechny industries also require its use when manually applying Sewament 10.”
The one-component prepacked mortar is crafted from selected graded aggregates and special additives prepared according to Mapei research laboratory formulae. It provides superb adhesion for Sewament 10 and can be applied using a brush once mixed with the requisite amount of water.
Sewament 3 Primer must be applied to a substrate without loose parts and preferably after hydroscarifying to remove dirt, contaminated concrete and rust. Sewament 10 must be used within ten minutes and prepared in accordance with its given instructions. Both products require that blending and application guidelines are followed closely to ensure of the right end results.
“Sewament 10 can be applied with a spray and without the use of the Sewament 3 Primer, but the substrate must be prepared carefully prior to use,” concludes Nieuwoudt. “These products have been designed to handle demanding environments and therefore must be managed precisely. Mapei South Africa is on hand to provide expert guidance and support to assure of seamless application and superb quality to any of our clients looking to invest in the long-term protection of their sewerage systems.”
About Mapei South Africa
Mapei South Africa is part of the Mapei Group, an Italian-based multinational that is a leading manufacturer of chemical and adhesive products for the construction industry. As part of the multinational group, Mapei South Africa passes numerous benefits onto its client base by having access to knowledgeable technical experts, research capabilities and product specialists. Mapei South Africa distributes its products throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
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