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VOL XXVII, NO 90

Belzona® Seals Expansion Joints In A Ship Lock

 
 

Industry:

Marine (MRNE)

 
 

Application:

Floor Problem Areas (FPA)

 
 

Customer Location:

Louisiana, USA

 
 

Application Date:

August 2013

 
 

Application Situation:

Expansion joints in retaining walls

 
 

Problem:

Water passing through the expansion joints and existing gaps in the retaining walls during the flooding seasons.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 4522

Belzona® 4523

 

Substrate:

Concrete

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with a modified version of Belzona Know-How System Leaflet FPA-6. A backer rod was inserted into the joint to achieve the correct joint configuration. The area of application was treated with Belzona® 4911 Conditioner. An injection gun was utilized to inject Belzona® 4522 into the joint avoiding air entrapment. 

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Sealing the joints with Belzona® 4522/4523 System helped avoid costly reconstruction of retention walls. 

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Backer rod inserted into the joint following the recommended configuration: Depth=1/2 Width 
  2. Belzona® 4911 Conditioner applied by brush prior to Belzona® 4522 application 
  3. Belzona® 4522 injected into the joint avoiding air entrapment 
  4. Application completed - expansion joints sealed with Belzona® 4522/4523 System
 
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