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Question:

How long does it take for Maxseal to cure fully?

Answer:

General answer – cement-like products take 30 days to fully cure. Please check the product page to see what other timing is important. For example, the time to allow before immersing the applied membrane in water can vary from product to product.

Question:

Hi, I’m looking at using Drizoro Maxseal Flex on a concrete slab and Besser block retaining wall. The slab is poured up against the Besser block wall and I’m thinking I should use Drizoro Maxjoint Elastic in the slab to wall junction. I have noticed that the Drizoro Maxjoint Elastic says under “curing” I need to wait 7 days until I can coat over it with Drizoro Maxseal Flex.
MY QUESTION is to avoid waiting time can I install the Maxjoint Elastic over the top of the Drizoro Maxseal Flex and avoid the 7-day waiting time?

Answer:

No

Question:

Hi, I applied Drizoro Maxseal Foundation and in some areas, it has dried white rather than a grey colour. The area that has dried white wasn’t drying so I had to put the fan on it after 5 days. Basically, 20 square metres has dried well except 1 square meter or so which has a damp spot anyway at the back of a garage wall.

Is that efflorescence? Has something gone wrong?

Answer:

No most unlikely to be efflorescence. However, if the wall wasn’t efflorescence free. Or if the Maxseal coating was applied incorrectly the efflorescence could grow through pinholes. Over time even worse can occur. The efflorescence pushing the Maxseal coating off. This why it is important to remove all signs of efflorescence using  Efflorescence Rid – which Removes Efflorescence from concrete. This process should be carried out immediately prior to the application of any Maxseal product.

Usually, Maxseal membranes can appear to have wet or damp spots for sometime after application. Moisture can be even seen on the treated wall. This caused by a combination of condensation and moisture breathing out of the wall. Don’t worry eventually, the wall will dry out.

Question:

Can you paint over the Maxseal Flex?

Answer:

Yes, you can paint over any of the Maxseal cementitious waterproof membranes. Just follow the paint manufacturers instructions for painting concrete surfaces.

Question:

There are several Drizoro Maxseal Waterproof Membranes which should I use to seal/waterproof my wall?

Answer:

All the Drizoro Maxseal Family will waterproof the inside of your wall. When you decide to purchase, any Maxseal membrane, we recommend you include at least one of our Drizoro MaxBrushes to assist in the application.

Maxseal-Flex is ideal where you have a smooth wall where the wall doesn’t absorb much water and extra flexibility is not required.

Drizoro Maxseal Flex – M is a single component product with all the flexibility of the Maxseal Flex. This one you just add the exact portion of water & then mix. Well suited to the DIY.

Drizoro Maxseal Flex Express Designed so you can get the job completed without having to go back to complete the 2nd coat. In other words, you would be able to complete the job on the same day. Other Maxseal Flex products require overnight rest between coats.

Maxseal Foundation or Maxseal Super are both great on block or brick where water is absorbed readily.  Maxseal Foundation only comes in grey and colour may vary from bag to bag. Maxseal Super comes in white & grey. Colour is consistent from bag to bag.

Question

What Drizoro Maxseal Membrane should I use if there is constant contact with water? 
This basically in retaining structures such as pools, tanks or anywhere there is the likelihood of movement in the structure and fine cracking.

Answer:

Only Drizoro Maxseal Flex products are to be used in these situations

Question

Can I add colouring agents to the Drizoro Maxseal products?

Answer:

  1. Maxseal FoundationNO
  2. Maxseal SUPER – NO
  3. Maxseal Flex – Component A (the liquid) is tinted using water-based tints applied to acrylic paints, with a maximum amount of 0.8lt per 10lt (8% by volume).

Question

Can I apply Drizoro Maxseal products to a dry surface?

Answer:

NO

Question

Can I apply Drizoro Maxseal products to a WET surface?

Answer:

YES –  not so wet that water is running off the surface

Question

Can I apply Drizoro Maxseal products to an uncured or green slab?

Answer

YES –  Drizoro Maxseal Super is expressly designed to be applied in these conditions

Question

How do you seal the edge of a cementitious membrane?

Answer:

The cementitious membrane is like any other membrane. It is sealed up to the edge of the membrane. Water following cracks not covered by the cementitious membrane or other areas which are porous will continue to leak. In some cases, leaks will slowly push past the areas that have been sealed. The

With traditional membranes, water can and does attack the edge of the membrane or even travel under the membrane causing it to delaminate this is not the case with Drizoro Cementitious Membranes. Which once applied will not delaminate in this manner.

Question:

Why does our Maxseal coating look damp?

Answer:

Often condensation or an area may appear damp (first or final coating) don’t worry often the coating may take some time to completely dry.
If after a couple of months condensation continues to appear the area may need to have better ventilation

Question:

When you have applied Drizoro Maxseal Flex how long can you leave it before you pebblecrete over?

Answer:

Maxseal products can be treated like a normal concrete surface. Maxseal products can be applied to fresh or green concrete improving the curing of the concrete.
If your coating eg. If the manufacturer recommends that you wait for 28 days curing of the fresh concrete. We recommend you wait for the same period of time before applying your finish, in this case, pebblecrete.

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