Hydrocor Type 3

Hydrocor Type 3
Hydrocor Type 3 / Type 106
Range of self expanding cork filler
Internal & external traffic areas
Hydrocor Type 3 and Type 106 provide the necessary
support for joint sealants subject to pedestrian or wheeled
traffic. Where traffic loads may be high it is preferable to
recess the joint sealant approximately 2 mm below the
surface to avoid direct abrasion.
Forming and filling expansion and static joints in:
„„ Water retaining structures
„„ Water excluding structures
Water excluding structures
„„ Roads, bridges and carparks
Hydrocor is suitable for filling expansion joints in basements,
subways and site slabs.
„„ Internal or external traffic areas
Examples of sealed expansion joints:
„„ Supports sealants subject to hydrostatic pressure
Emer-Seal 200
„„ Expands to fill joint
bond breaker tape
„„ Will not extrude under pressure
„„ Light weight and easy to handle
„„ Resilient and waterproof
Hydrocor Type 3
or Type 106
Standards Compliance
Hydrocor Type 3
ASTM Specification D1752-84 (Type 111)
US Federal Specification HH-F-341F (Type 11, Class C)
Technical data Hydrocor Type 106
Hydrocor Type 106
ASTM Specification D1752-84 (Type 111)
Dept of Housing & Construction Specification RA SS 106
Compressible sheet, resin bonded
Recovery after 50%
Greater than 90%, less than 6 mm
(under test conditions)
Extrusion at 50%
Less than 1 mm in use
Load required to compress to 50%:
1 - 2 MPa
Hydrocor comprises a range of joint fillers made from cork
granules bound together with insoluble, synthetic resin.
Hydrocor expands when exposed to moisture and provides
the necessary rigid, void-free backing for elastomeric
sealants subject to hydrostatic pressures.
Expansion in boiling 40% minimum
water (1 hour):
Hydrocor Type 106: self-expanding joint filler and sealer.
Hydrocor Type 3: self-expanding joint filler only.
Expansion in cold
water (72 hours):
Technical Support
Parchem offers a technical support package to specifiers and
contractors as well as on-site technical advice from staff
experienced in the construction industry.
24% minimum
Technical data Hydrocor Type 3
Design Criteria
Water retaining structures
Hydrocor Type 3 provides rigid backing essential to joint
sealing system in dams, reservoirs, culverts, canals, sea
walls and water treatment or storage structures. Used in
conjunction with suitable joint sealer (e.g Emer-Seal 200).
Compressible sheet, resin bonded
Recovery after 50%
Greater than 90% Less than 6 mm
(under test conditions)
Extrusion at 50%
Less than 1 mm in use
Load required to
compress to 50%:
1.3 - 1.5 MPa
Expansion in boiling 40% minimum
water (1 hour):
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Hydrocor Type 3 / Type 106
Application Instructions
Do not remove waterproof wrapping from Hydrocor until
immediately prior to fixing. Hydrocor must be fixed against
one section of concrete after shutter removal.
Hydrocor Type 3: sizes from 50 mm to 610 mm in width,
thicknesses of 10 mm - 25 mm. Standard length is 1.84 m or
930 mm.
It may be fixed in place by copper nails or by bonding to
concrete using Fosroc Construction Adhesive . The next
section of concrete is then poured in place with minimal
delays, directly against the Hydrocor. After initial cure of the
concrete, the top section of the Hydrocor is removed by
power brush, grinder or saw to form a sealing slot of the
required dimensions.
Hydrocor Type 106: sizes from 50 mm to 915 mm in width,
thicknesses of 12 mm - 25 mm. Standard length is 2.3 m.
To avoid the cutting or grinding step, Hydrocor may be
initially placed below concrete surface (at depth of required
sealing slot) then another section of Hydrocor, timber or
polystyrene foam placed above the fixed Hydrocor,
reachingto the concrete surface. This unattached top section
of filler is easily removed once concrete has cured.
Product Code
Hydrocor Type 3: 50 - 610mm
Hydrocor Type 106: 50 - 915mm
12 months in original containers when kept in cool, dry
Note: a bond breaker such as polyethylene tape must be
applied over the Hydrocor prior to application of the joint
sealant. See individual Technical Data Sheets for details.
Hydrocor may cause staining of the surrounding concrete in
damp conditions, especially light coloured concrete or where
exposed aggregate finishes are produced by high pressure
hosing. Staining usually disappears after 6-8 weeks normal
weathering. Stiffjoint, a non staining polyethelene foam filler
may be more suitable in such applications.
Important notice
A Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and Technical Data Sheet (TDS) are available from the Parchem website or upon request from the nearest Parchem sales office. Read the SDS and TDS carefully
prior to use as application or performance data may change from time to time. In emergency, contact any Poisons Information Centre (phone 13 11 26 within Australia) or a doctor for advice.
Product disclaimer
This Technical Data Sheet (TDS) summarises our best knowledge of the product, including how to use and apply the product based on the information available at the time. You should read
this TDS carefully and consider the information in the context of how the product will be used, including in conjunction with any other product and the type of surfaces to, and the manner in
which, the product will be applied. Our responsibility for products sold is subject to our standard terms and conditions of sale. Parchem does not accept any liability either directly or indirectly for
any losses suffered in connection with the use or application of the product whether or not in accordance with any advice, specification, recommendation or information given by it.
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Parchem Construction Supplies Pty Ltd
7 Lucca Road, Wyong NSW 2259
Phone: 1300 737 787
ABN 80 069 961 968
Distributed in New Zealand by: Concrete Plus Ltd
23 Watts Rd, Sockburn 8042 Ph: 03 343 0090
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