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Expoband H45 constructive solutions

Flexible expansion joint membrane

Uses Design Criteria

Expoband H45 is a Hypalon membrane system which is Example of a reservoir roof joint
designed to be bonded over movement joints or cracks in
structures to prevent the passage of water. It is bonded in
position using Nitomortar TC2000 two-part epoxy adhesive.
Expoband H45 is suitable to construction use and in
repair/remedial applications.


 Accommodates continuous and pronounced cyclic


 Excellent resistance to weathering

 Can be applied to dry or damp surfaces

Standards Compliance

Water Regulations Advisory Service approved product.

1 Expoband H45 5. *Nitomortar TC2000
Description adhesive
2 *Proofex Sheetdrain 6. Earth Overlay
Expoband H45 is an un-reinforced Hypalon membrane 3 *Proofex membrane 7. *Nitoseal MS600
incorporating a central release tape. 4 *Detail strip laid loose but 8. *Supercast waterstop
spot bonded along each
9. *Hydrocell
Expoband H45 is available in 1mm thickness and widths of edge.
100mm and 200mm. The 1mm thick membrane is supplied in * Also available from Fosroc
a 25 metre roll.
Example of Reservoir Wall
When longer lengths are required Expoband H45 can be (sealed internally with Expoband H45)
joined by hot welding. It is bonded to the structure on both
sides of the joint using Nitomortar TC2000 two-part epoxy

Technical Support

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high quality technical products. In addition Fosroc offers a
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includes computer-aided design (CAD), standard details as
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1. Expoband H45 4. *Hydrocell

2. *Nitomortar TC2000 Adhesive 5. *Nitoseal MS600
3. *Supercast Waterstop
* Also available from Fosroc

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Expoband H45
Priming of concrete
There are no special requirements, however any damage
should be repaired by exposing the damaged area, cleaning Priming of concrete is not normally required with the
the surface and replacing the strip. Nitomortar TC2000 / Expoband H45 system. The use of
Nitoprim 25 should be considered where there could be
doubt about porosity or condition of the concrete.
Apply Nitoprime 25 by brush, working well in, to a width of 25
Expoband H45 Hypalon membrane mm either side of the membrane. Nitoprime 25 should be left
Form: Elastomeric Strips for about 40 to 60 minutes (depending upon temperature) to
Colour: Light Grey allow evaporation of the primer solvent prior to the
Density: 1.7 approximate application of the Nitomortar TC2000 adhesive.
Tensile Strength: 7.0 N/mm
Elongation at break: 400% If the primer has been left longer than 8 hours or has become
Adhesion to concrete >tensile strength of contaminated with dust, the surface must be reprimed. The
(with Nitomortar TC2000): substrate rate of cure of Nitoprime 25 is temperature dependent.
Ideally the substrate should be above 10°C to ensure a
reasonable cure rate, however this primer can be applied
Specification clauses
when substrate temperatures are 5°C and rising.
Where indicated on the drawings, joints shall be sealed with Preparation of the membrane
Expoband H45 flexible expansion joint membrane system
supplied by Fosroc. Expoband H45 shall be installed strictly This operation is vital to the adhesion and performance of the
in accordance with the manufacturer’s printed instructions. Expoband H45 system. Measure and cut the length of
Expoband H45 to suit the joint.
Application instructions
The Expoband H45 Hypalon membrane must be prepared by
Joint preparation thoroughly wiping both faces with Fosroc Solvent 102 and a
clean cloth. DO NOT use excessive quantities of solvent.
Expansion joints must be packed with a firm, consolidated Allow 1 hour to dry before placing.
joint filler prior to laying the Expoband H45. If necessary
joints may be pre-sealed using a bituminous or elastomeric Mixing and application of the adhesive
sealant. Ensure that any sealant used is capable of
accommodating the anticipated joint movement. Where Transfer the entire contents of Part B of Nitomortar TC2000
Expoband H45 has to be turned up parapets and the like, a adhesive into the Part A container and mix thoroughly using
splay should be provided so that the change in direction is a slow speed drill and Fosroc paddle stirrer for 4 minutes,
smooth and progressive. stopping to scrape down the sides of the container. When
mixed, the adhesive should be a uniform grey colour.
Surface preparation
Use masking tape at extremities and along centre line of
Concrete surfaces onto which the Expoband H45 is to be laid joint. Apply mixed Nitomortar TC2000 using a serrated
must be sound, frost and dust free. New concrete must be spreader. Remove central masking tape immediately and
fully cured and free from curing compound. The concrete position Expoband H45 membrane into the Nitomortar
surface ideally should be wood float finished for the width of TC2000 adhesive.
Expoband H45 and free from irregularities, with well deigned
arrises and no vertical misalignment between each side of Roll firmly to displace trapped air and to ensure extrusion of
the joint. Nitomortar TC2000 through the edge perforations. Apply a
second layer of Nitomortar TC2000 to the full width of the top
Prepare a suitable width of substrate slightly wider than the surface of membrane. Remove central release film from
membrane width selected. Sharp arrises should be ground membrane. Finally remove outer edge masking tapes and
down pencil round. Remove all dirt, dust and laitance by feather-edge the Nitomortar TC2000.
rigorous wire brushing needle gun, abrasive blasting or
grinding. Any spalling or honeycombing must be repaired Jointing the Expoband H45 membrane
prior to the application of the Expoband H45 system. Should
the substrate be wet, dry gently with a gas torch or hot air The surfaces to be jointed must be clean and wiped with
blower. Dampness should not re-appear within 15 minutes for Fosroc Solvent 102 prior to jointing. For heat welded joints, a
the substrate to be considered as being dry enough for the 50 mm overlap should be used. Welding is carried out using
application of the Nitomortar TC2000. A maximum 25 mm a proprietary hot air welding tool.
width of masking tape applied adjacent to either arris will
provide an increased unbonded width and greater movement
potential if required.

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Expoband H45
The tool should be set to the correct heat output by trial to Storage
achieve a satisfactory weld.
Expoband H45 and Nitoprime 25 should be stored in
The faces of the overlap are heated by moving the welding original unopened packaging, in cool dry conditions, away
tool along the joint and, simultaneously, pressure should be from sunlight.
applied by roller to the heated overlap to ensure that the
faces are fused together.
Potable water applications
Health and safety
After application the Expoband H45 system should be
allowed to cure for 28 days at 7°C before permanent contact There are no known hazards associated with Expoband
with potable water. H45 in normal use. For additional information see relevant
Product Safety Data Sheets.
Ancillary materials and equipment
Nitomortar TC2000 adhesive.
Fosroc Solvent 102. Nitoprime 25, Fosroc Joint Cleaner and Fosroc Solvent 102
Nitoprime 25. are flammable. Do not expose to naked flames or other
Slow speed drill and Fosroc paddle stirrer. sources of ignition. No Smoking.
Adhesive spreader with 2 to 3 mm serrations.
Hot air welding gun and roller. Containers should be tightly sealed when not in use. In the
event of fire, extinguish with CO2 or foam.
Additional information
Joint layouts incorporating Expoband H45 should be kept as
simple as possible to allow for site joints to be restricted to Please refer to technical datasheets - ancillary materials
straight butt joints. Avoid complex changes of angle or skew
giving rise to difficulty in jointing and installation. Fosroc manufactures a wide range of complementary
products which include: Waterproofing membranes &
Estimating waterstops, Joint sealants & filler boards, Cementitious &
epoxy grouts, Specialised flooring materials.
Fosroc additionally offers a comprehensive package of
Expoband H45: products specifically designed for the repair and
refurbishment of damaged concrete. Fosroc’s ‘Systematic
1mm thick x 100mm wide, 25metre roll
Approach’ to concrete repair features the following:
1mm thick x 200mm wide, 25metre roll
2mm thick x 100mm wide, 15metre roll  Hand-placed repair mortars
2 mm thick x 200mm wide, 15metre roll
 Spray grade repair mortars
Coverage  Fluid micro-concretes

Nitomortar TC2000: 2
3.14 m / 5 kg pack @ 1 mm  Chemically resistant epoxy mortars
thickness  Anti-carbonation/anti-chloride protective coatings
Nitoprime 25: 5 - 8 m /Litre
 Chemical and abrasion resistant coatings
Dependent upon surface roughness and film thickness
For further information on any of the above, please consult
The coverage figures are theoretical - due to wastage your local Fosroc office - as below.
factors and the variety and nature of substrates, practical
coverage figures may be substantially reduced.

Important note:
Fosroc products are guaranteed against defective materials and manufacture and are sold subject to its standard Conditions
for the Supply of Goods and Services, copies of which may be obtained on request. Whilst Fosroc endeavours to ensure that
any advice, recommendation, specification of information it may give is accurate and correct, it cannot, because it has no direct
or continuous control over where or how its products are applied, accept any liability either directly or indirectly arising from the
use of its products, whether or not in accordance with any advice, specification, recommendation of information given by it.

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