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PVC Waterstop

by J P Specialties, Inc. — 800-821-3859 • 951-763-7077

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PVC Waterstop

Earth Shield® Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Waterstop is used as a fluid-tight diaphragm, embedded in concrete, across and along the joint, for environmental engineered concrete structures. Earth Shield® Flexible PVC Waterstops are resistant to a wide range of water and wastewater treatment chemicals and are certified to meet or exceed the performance requirements of CRD C572-74.
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Install Earth Shield® Flexible PVC Waterstop in all concrete joints. Waterstop should be centered in, and run the extent of the joint. All changes of directions should be prefabricated, leaving only butt-welding for the field. If installing in an expansion joint, keep center bulb unembedded to allow it to accommodate movement as designed. Use optional factory installed brass eyelets (or #3 hog rings) and tie wire to secure waterstop to reinforcing steel to avoid displacement during the concrete pour. Splice straight lengths of waterstop and Shop Made Fittings to straight lengths, with an ST-10® In-Line Waterstop Splicer with the iron temperature set to 350°F to 380°F.

More detailed installation instructions are in our Standard 3-part Specifications.
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WATER IS OUR MOST VALUABLE COMMODITY. IT IS IMPORTANT TO PROTECT IT, EITHER FROM LOSS OR POLLUTION. PROPERLY INSTALLED WATERSTOP ACHIEVES BOTH GOALS.
David R. Poole
Standard 3-part Specifications are available at our website in Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF format, and upon request in printed and a variety of computer word processor formats. Call our Technical Sales Staff for additional help with your specification.

Suggested Proprietary Short Form Guide Specification


Flexible PVC Waterstop


Waterstop indicated in drawings and specifications for contraction (control), expansion and construction joints shall be Earth Shield® Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Waterstop Part No. #### [Designer insert appropriate part number here] as manufactured by J P Specialties, Inc.; Murrieta, CA 92562; Phone 951-763-7077
  1. Flexible Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Waterstop shall be manufactured with prime virgin resin.
  2. Flexible Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Waterstop shall be independently certified for use in potable water per NSF/ANSI Standard 61. Third-party certified documentation to be provided by the manufacturer.
  3. Flexible Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Waterstop shall be California Prop 65 compliant and contain no hazardous phthalates.
  4. No equals or substitutions allowed.
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To earn NSF/ANSI 61 certification, J P Specialties’ Earth Shield® PVC Waterstop was subject to rigorous testing and evaluation to verify the product met requirements for use in treating drinking water. NSF International also audited J P Specialties’ manufacturing facility to verify compliance with the standard requirements.
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Scan or click QR code for a complete Earth Shield® PVC Waterstop Submittal.