Accessories aren’t just for fashion. When sealing cracks and open joints in concrete pipes or culverts, having a durable and self-adhering elastomeric tape provides an effective sealant to complete any horizontal and vertical joint installation. DETAIL STRIP is a rugged, self-healing, and flexibility retaining 9″ (228.6 mm) wide, 65 mil thick, self-adhering elastomeric tape that may be used as an installation option with PROTECTION COURSE, MEL-ROL®, AIR-SHIELD™, MEL-DRAIN®, and MEL-DEK® from W. R. MEADOWS.
When sealing butt joints in waterproofing and sealing cracks and open joints in concrete pipes or culverts, the tape can be used on inside and outside corners and between wall and footings prior to application of the waterproofing membrane. It has a quick release, anti-stick paper for ease of handling and application and its Woven polypropylene carrier sheet provides excellent tensile strength, elongation, and tear-resistance.
DETAIL STRIP can actually fold to shape during application on inside and outside corners, providing a clean and effortless seam between wall and footings prior to application of the waterproofing membrane.
In addition to its many other notable qualities, it has excellent adhesion to prepared substrates of precast concrete, cast-in-place concrete, masonry (concrete block), interior and exterior gypsum board, Styrofoam, primed steel, aluminum mill finish, anodized aluminum, primed galvanized metal, drywall, and plywood. DETAIL STRIP also has self-healing characteristics that facilitate recovery if minimal damage is sustained under normal use, making it virtually lifeproof.
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