Product Performance Overview
The test information offered below is formatted to provide a visual insight into how The HydroHALT Sealing System performs after installation when exposed to the mechanical stresses created by joint expansion between a shower tray or bath ledge and adjacent shower wall.
Joint expansion between a shower tray or bath ledge and adjacent wall creates tension in the sealant bridge connecting the shower tray or bath side wall to the HydroHALT strip. Joint expansion can occur along both the horizontal and vertical axis.
Sideways movement of the ledge or shower wall that results in a widening of the wall/ledge joint is substantially ‘tension free’ in respect of the sealant bridge spanning the joint because the HydroHALT strip is not bonded to the wall adjacent to where the sealant bridge is bonded to the strip. Consequently, the strip is free to release off the wall if the wall/ledge joint expands laterally.
Downward movement of the ledge due to an imposed load or joist shrinkage causes both tension in the sealant bridge and tension in that part of the HydroHALT strip not bonded top the shower wall. The HydroHALT sealing system accommodates this joint expansion through both deflection in the HydroHALT strip at its point of contact with the sealant bridge and shear elongation of the sealant bridge.