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Wirestop - Why It Works

Standards

WIRESTOP's performance has been treated by an independent certified laboratory and shown to meet or exceed the following standards:

  • American Concrete Institute Water tightness Test (Zero water leakage standard)
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • CH2M-HILL
  • Canadian General Standards Board 41-GP-35M
  • Corps of Engineers CRD-C572-74
  • Department of Agriculture - Soil Conservation Service
  • Federal Standards 601
  • Ontario Hydro Standards M-264M-80
  • Tennessee Valley Authority Spec. PF 1026
  • As well as other various state Highway and/or Public Works Departments.

American Concrete Institute Watertightness Test

Test were performed by an independent certified test laboratory in accordance with the ACI test method for testing PVC Waterstops.

LEAKAGE
Conventional Waterstop Wirestop Waterstop
Closed Condition
10 PSI
25 PSI
50 PSI

No Water Leakage
0.016 gal/ft/day
0.028 gal/ft/day

No Water Leakage
No Water Leakage
No Water Leakage
Joint Opened 1/8"
10 PSI
25 PSI
50 PSI

0.017 gal/ft/day
0.066 gal/ft/day
0.095 gal/ft/day

No Water Leakage
No Water Leakage
No Water Leakage
Joint Opened 1/2"
10 PSI
25 PSI
50 PSI

0.138 gal/ft/day
0.332 gal/ft/day
0.343 gal/ft/day

No Water Leakage
No Water Leakage
No Water Leakage
Joint Reclosed
50 PSI

0.281 gal/ft/day

No Water Leakage
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