What is a swell plug?
The TRX Compressed Swell Plug uses water-activated materials so that it can co-exist in wet environments more effectively than conventional bonding materials such as hydraulic cement products, epoxies, or caulking.
How far apart are rod holes in basement walls?
Most homes will have tie rod reinforcement holes every eighteen inches (0.46 meters) across the wall. Eight-foot high walls (2.44 meters) have two rows approximately one foot (0.30 meters) from the floor and the upper row is approximately five feet (1.52 meters) from the floor.
Does hydraulic cement swell?
Hydraulic cement expands as it hardens. It expands because the cement contains expansive clays such as bentonite and a few others. Expansive clays start to puff up when in contact with water.
What are tie holes?
A tie-rod hole is a hole left in a concrete structure after removal of the tie rods used in the concrete formwork. After construction, these holes are typically patched using hydraulic cement or another acceptable material.
What are basement rod holes?
Rod holes are created at the time of building a foundation wall. They were created by smooth, steel rods, approximately 5/8″ and are placed in rows within the concrete foundation-form panels, in order to hold the concrete forms together and to prevent bulging from the weight of wet concrete.
Why does my basement floor have holes?
Weep holes are drilled in a block foundation wall. When the basement was constructed, tar was applied to the exterior of the blocks. Over time, the tar, which has a 30-40 year lifespan, degrades, and water seeps into the hollow blocks. The water is then trapped in the hollow blocks and in need of an exit.
How long does it take for hydraulic cement to fully cure?
Hydraulic Cement will not permanently repair cracks and joints subjected to thermal or structural movement. Allow concrete to fully cure for 28 days before use of this product.