What is Ames® Block & Wall™ Liquid Rubber?
Ames® Block & Wall™ Liquid Rubber is a blend of adhesive, high strength, elastomeric, liquid rubber. It is designed especially for waterproofing in extreme situations. It is high in solids and dries to a tough elastic membrane that is up to 700% elastic to resist cracking and peeling. Ready to use – no mixing required. Block & Wall Liquid Rubber flows into cracks and crevices as a liquid and sets up as a durable rubber to seal leaks wherever they occur. The adhesive qualities in Block & Wall Liquid Rubber will help glue surfaces together to strengthen wall construction.
Block & Wall Liquid Rubber is an excellent coating for ICF (insulated concrete forms) as well as metal, wood, concrete, and many other applications. It is designed especially for waterproofing in extreme situations such as below-grade foundations and basement walls. This coating contains no petroleum, is non-toxic, low odor, and environmentally friendly.
Where to Use:
Block & Wall Liquid Rubber is an excellent coating for ICF (insulated concrete forms) as well as Metal, Wood, Concrete, and many other applications. It is designed especially for waterproofing in extreme situations such as below-grade foundations, basement walls and water troughs. It is UV sensitive and must be topcoated if used on exterior.
Instructions and Specifications:
Block & Wall Liquid Rubber may be brushed, rolled or sprayed. We recommend two gallons per 100 square foot for walls. The application must be applied in a continuous, unbroken seal of a minimum dry thickness of no less than 30 mils (the thickness of a dime). Block & Wall Liquid Rubber is a heavy duty, sprayable grade. It may also be applied with 3-4 inch paint brush, Commercial Airless Sprayer or a Roller and Handle. Click Here for Sprayer Specifications.
Standard product coverage on a smooth surface is 100 sq. ft. per one gallon, per coat (est. 10 mil). At least two coats are always recommended. More coats equal longer life. Rough surfaces will require additional product and drying time. Minimum application rate is two gallons per 100 square feet.
The surface must be clean, dry, and free of loose material before the coating application. Power wash thoroughly, if needed. Brush, trowel, or caulk all cracks greater than 1/8” wide with Ames® Blue Max™ trowel-grade coating and filler. Always run a test patch first in an inconspicuous area. This is to ensure that there is proper adhesion and drying, and that the product performs to your satisfaction. No need to shake or stir. It comes ready to use straight out of the can. Prime all surfaces generously with Ames’® Block & Wall™ Liquid Rubber.
Weather and Drying Guidelines:
Ames’® Block & Wall Liquid Rubber™ is best applied between 50° to 90° F (10° to 32° C) on warm dry surfaces. Apply when the streets are dry, the sun is in the sky and no inclement weather is forecast. Starts to dry in 2-8 hours, depending on thickness of application and weather. For best results wait a minimum of 24 hours between coats. Low temperatures, high humidity and evening and morning dew will require increased drying/curing time.