Bio-San C500 Specifications

SECTION 033000

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3.01 Manufacturer's Instructions

A. Compliance: Comply with manufacturer's product data regarding installation, including technical bulletins, product catalogue, installation instructions and product packaging labels.

3.02 Project Conditions

A. Crack Control: All reinforcement shall be in accordance with applicable standards. Concrete elements shall be designed and constructed to minimize and control cracking.

B. Setting Time and Strength: Xypex Bio-San C500 is set neutral. Some delay of set may occur when using Xypex Bio-San C500 products depending upon the concrete mix design, dosage rate of the Bio-San C500, other admixtures, temperature of the concrete and climatic conditions. Concrete containing Xypex Bio-San C500 may develop higher ultimate strengths than plain concrete. Conduct trial mixes under project conditions to determine setting time and strength of the concrete. Consult with manufacturer or manufacturer's representative regarding concrete mix design, project conditions and proper dosage rate.

C. Weather Conditions: For mixing, transporting and placing concrete under conditions of high temperature or low temperature, follow concrete practices such as those referred to in ACI 305R (Hot Weather Concreting) and ACI 306R (Cold Weather Concreting) or other applicable standards.

3.03 Application

A. General: Xypex Bio-San C500 is added to the concrete at the time of batching. It is important to obtain a homogeneous mixture of Xypex Bio-San C500 with the concrete. Do not add dry Bio-San C500 powder directly to wet mixed concrete as this could cause clumping and thorough dispersion may not occur.

B. Concrete Batching & Mixing: Procedures for addition of Xypex Bio-San C500 will vary according to type of batch plant operation and equipment.

1. Addition to Coarse Aggregate Belt: Add Xypex Bio-San C500 powder directly to the coarse aggregate conveyor belt manually or through computer-controlled mass batching system. Account for worker health and safety issues relating to moving belts and wind-blown dust.

2. Addition to Ready-Mixed Truck at Plant: Add Xypex Bio-San C500 in bulk powder or soluble bag form to the drum of the ready-mix truck immediately prior to driving the truck under the batch plant. Then add the balance of the materials or the premixed concrete in accordance with standard concrete batching practices. Take measures to ensure that soluble bags are dispersed properly. Such measures can include: a) adding the bags as far forward in the drum as possible, b) adding a small amount of batch water along with the bags, and c) spinning the drum prior to adding remaining components. Avoid delays in adding other components and utilize high speed mixing to ensure homogeneity of mix. Where there may be insufficient water for thorough dispersion of the bulk powder, mix the Bio-San C500 powder with water to form a slurry and add to the truck mixer drum prior to batching. Account for added water in the mix design and slump.

3. Addition to Central Mixer: Load the Xypex Bio-San C500 in bulk powder form or in soluble bags along with the other components. Mix in accordance with standard batching practices to ensure thorough dispersion and a homogeneous mixture. Account for worker safety issues when accessing the equipment.

4. Precast Batch Plant - Pan Type Mixer: Add Xypex Bio-San C500 to the rock and sand, then mix thoroughly for 2 - 3 minutes before adding the cement and water. The total concrete mass shall be blended using standard practices.

Note 1: While it is preferable to install the Xypex Admix at the batch plant; when necessary, a slurry mixture containing the Admix can be added on site to the ready-mix truck. To create a slurry, mix 5 parts Admix powder to 3 parts water by volume (i.e. a water to powder ratio of 0.67 by mass). Following addition to the drum, mix concrete for a minimum of 5 minutes on high speed or until thoroughly dispersed. Account for added water in the mix design and slump.

Note 2: Consult with local Xypex Technical Services Representative concerning additional procedures for addition and mixing.

C. Construction and Cold Joints: In addition to specified waterstops apply one coat of Xypex Concentrate slurry at a rate of 2 lb./sq. yd. (1 kg/m2) to joint surfaces between concrete pours. Moisten surfaces prior to slurry application. Apply slurry and keep moist for 12 hours then allow slurry to set or dry. Where joint surfaces are not accessible prior to pouring new concrete, contact Xypex Technical Services Representative for assistance.

Note: Inclusion, type and position of waterstops are at the discretion of the designer. Expanding waterstops may be placed on Xypex after it has dried or before Xypex slurry application. Xypex slurry may only be applied over waterstop if approved by waterstop manufacturer.

D. Sealing Strips: Where hydrostatic conditions exist, sealing strips shall also be applied at construction joints by filling grooves that are created along the joints. Dimensions of the grooves shall be 1 inch (25 mm) wide and 1.5 inches (37 mm) deep. If grooves have not been pre-formed, then chip grooves to those dimensions. Fill the groves as follows:

1. Apply slurry coat of Xypex Concentrate to slot in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions or recommendations.

2. While slurry coat is still tacky, fill slot with Xypex Concentrate Dry-Pac.

3. Compact tightly using pneumatic packer or hammer and block so that the compacted material fills half the depth of the slot.

4. Fill the remainder of the slot with Xypex Megamix II with Bio-San.

E. Form Tie Holes: Form tie holes shall be waterproofed as follows:

1. Prepare the tie hole to create a straight sided void with a profile of at least ICRI CSP-3. For through-element tie holes such as those created by taper ties the prepared void is to be at least 5” (125 mm) deep. For cone ties the void is to be to the bottom of the cone.

2. For through-element tie holes create a solid plug of material at the bottom of the profiled hole using Xypex Patch’n Plug leaving at least 4” (100 mm) of empty tie hole from the top of the plug to the surface of the concrete element.

3. Apply a coat of Xypex Concentrate slurry at a rate of 1.5 lb./sq. yd. (0.8 kg/m2) to the inside of the tie hole.

4. Fill and compact the tie hole with Xypex Concentrate Dry-Pac so that the level of the compacted material is approximately ¾” (20 mm) below the surface of the concrete.

5. Fill the remainder of the hole with Xypex Megamix II with Bio-San.

F. Repair of Defects: Concrete defects shall be repaired generally as follows:

1. Cracks and Faulty Construction Joints:

a. Chip out cracks, faulty construction joints and other defects to a depth of 1.5 inches (37 mm) and a width of one inch (25 mm). A “V” shaped slot is not acceptable. The slot may be saw cut instead of chipped but ensure that the slot is dovetailed or otherwise shaped such that there will be mechanical interlock of materials placed into the slot at a later stage.

b. Clean slot of debris and dust. Soak area with water and remove excess surface water. Apply a slurry coat of Xypex Concentrate at the rate of 1.5 lb./sq. yd. (0.8 kg/m2) to the slot.

c. While slurry coat is still tacky, fill cavity with Dry-Pac. Compress tightly into cavity using pneumatic packer or block and hammer so the compacted material fills half the depth of the cavity.

d. Fill the remainder of the slot with Xypex Megamix II with Bio-San.

2. Rock Pockets, Honeycombing or other defective concrete: All areas of poor concrete consolidation (honeycomb or rock pockets) shall be repaired. It is recommended that Xypex Megamix II with Bio-San or ready-mixed concrete dosed with Xypex Bio-San C500 be used for infill concrete.

Note: Where there is active water-flow contact Xypex Technical Services Representative for assistance.

3.04 Placing

A. Concrete Placement: Concrete placement shall be in accordance with “309R: Guide for Consolidation of Concrete" or other applicable standard. Special attention is to be given to consolidation at joints, penetrations and other potential leakage locations.

3.05 Curing

A. General: Concrete containing Xypex Bio-San C500 shall be moist cured in accordance with ACI 308, "Standard Practice for Curing Concrete" or other applicable standard.

B. Curing Compounds: Curing compounds may be used in the event that project requirements or conditions prevent moist curing. Curing compounds shall comply with ASTM C-309 or other applicable standard.

3.06 Protection

A. Protection: Protect installed product and finished surfaces from damage during construction.

3.07 Field Quality Control

A. Examination for Defects: Do not conceal Xypex treated concrete before it has been observed by Architect/Engineer, manufacturer's representative or other designated entities. Concrete shall be examined for structural defects such as honeycombing, rock pockets, tie holes, faulty construction joints, cold joints and cracks larger than 0.02” (0.5 mm). Such defects to be repaired in accordance with manufacturer's repair procedures as noted above.

B. Testing for Tanks
Fill tanks as soon as practical so that the structure shall be exposed to its normal service conditions. Examine for leaks.

1. Monitoring:
a. Actively leaking cracks and joints shall be left to self-heal for as long as practical. Depending on job site and ambient conditions crack healing can be expected to take several days to weeks.
b. Any crack or joints that do not heal in the allowable time frame shall be repaired.
c. Moving cracks shall be repaired using polyurethane injection or other appropriate method.

2. Repair: Use Xypex repair procedures to seal any static crack or joint that does not self-heal. See Method Statements ( or contact Xypex Technical Services Representative for appropriate repair procedures.

Note: Lower temperatures will extend the times for crystalline development.

3.08 Interaction with Other Materials

A. Backfilling: Normal backfilling procedures may be used after concrete has been cured.

B. Paint, Epoxy, Grout, Cement Parge Coat, Plaster or Stucco: Xypex Bio-San C500 treatment of concrete does not adversely affect the bond of subsequently applied materials. Follow surface preparation and other relevant directions of the coating or parge material manufacturer.

C. Responsibility to Ensure Compatibility: Xypex Bio-San C500 products are compatible with most admixtures used in the production of quality concrete. However, Xypex Chemical Corporation makes no representations or warranties regarding such compatibility of Xypex Bio-San C500 products with other additives or admixtures. It shall be the responsibility of the concrete contractor to take whatever measures are necessary, including testing, to ensure compatibility of the Xypex Bio-San C500 with other additives or admixtures being used in the concrete mix, and it shall be the responsibility of the installer of the surface-applied material that is to be applied over the Xypex treated concrete to take whatever measures are necessary, including testing, to ensure acceptance by or adhesion to the Xypex treated concrete.


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Part 1 - General  |  Part 2 - Products  |  Part 3 - Execution

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