At Austech, we only use high-performance products that allow us to do the job right, the first time. We recently completed a crack repair job utilizing a high-end cementatious Portland cement that’s well graded with quarts sand & polymer known as AquaFin.
After you review this brief introduction to AquaFin, please checkout the images below. At any time, if you feel you may have a leak in your fountain or pond, we feel confident we are the right team to handle your repair job.
Please give us a call at (512) 904-0118 an Austech Representative is standing by ready to assist you.
WHAT IS AQUAFIN?
Aquafin is a state-of-the-art, advanced waterproofing system, specifically designed for use in fountains and ponds where water-proof coating is needed. Aquafin is a highly flexible, cementatious protective coating that can be applied to a variety of substrates (marcite, gunite, tile, brick, cement). Aquafin is ideal for applications where multiple structural cracks exist or where future movement and settling can be expected. Aquafin works by bridging existing cracks up to 1/16th of an inch wide. Its flexibility gives it an elongation capacity of 85%, which helps prevent leaking where cracks develop in the substrate. Used in conjunction with a special, waterproof joint/crack sealing tape, Aquafin provides superior crack repair performance.
HOW IT WORKS
Aquafin is a cement based, latex waterproof system that can be applied to various substrates for aesthetic, protective, or waterproofing purposes. Aquafin is a product used to repair structural cracks and/or leaks. Aquafin is brushed, rolled, or sprayed on in multiple coats to an approximate thickness of 1/16th of an inch. Aquafin comes in different textured finishes which can be pigmented in limitless ways. The final finished appearance will depend on the method of application as well as the condition of the underlying substrate. For best results, it is recommended that the surface be thoroughly prepped to remove any irregularities. Excessive ridges or gaps in the existing substrate, as well as the use of joint/crack sealing tape, may be visible in the final finish.
DIFFERENT FROM CURRENT POOL FINISHES
A troweled on colored plaster has many variations. For example, even though marcite appears to be a flat, untextured finish, marcite has variations in it. The Aquafin finish is a rougher texture compared to marcite. It’s not going to look like plaster with a very smooth texture. There can be the same type of variations in this product as you would find with other pool coatings.