Water Bar Vulcanising/Welding
Waterbars are flexible rubber-like components of a concrete structure that prevent the ingress of water through joint sections. Their design enables them to function as a watertight diaphragm when embedded in the joints.
During the installation stage where ‘corner sections, intersections and joints’ are required the water bar will be ‘hardened’ by combining it with sulfur or other substances whilst applying heat and pressure to give strength, resistance, and elasticity.
This process is called Vulcanization.