TECHNICAL DATA & PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
SECTION 1: Product Name
FAIL SAFE ONE
SECTION 2: Manufactured by
Accelerated Concrete Technologies
110 ATP Drive
Albertville, AL 35951
Tel. (800) 999-1287 (256) 891-0997
SECTION 3: PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
FAIL SAFE ONE is a cloudy white (dries clear) odorless, environmentally neutral, zero VOC / VOS penetrant in a colloidal liquid base.
SECTION 4: BASIC USE
When applied to already-set Portland cement concrete, FAIL SAFE ONE integrally seals, waterproofs, densifies, and preserves,,
attributes beneficial to concrete of any age, at any point during its useful lifespan. FAIL SAFE ONE provides concrete an effective chloride ion barrier preserving its imbedded steel while removing potential for
hostile contaminant ingress and significantly reducing vapor transmission rate, effectively also preserving treated concrete's integrity. A FAIL SAFE ONE treatment further increases surface abrasion
resistance, and surface acid / chemical damage resistance. As FAIL SAFE ONE penetrates extraordinarily deeply into concrete, it prolifically reacts with interior ingredients, ie, free alkali or
unused calcium hydroxide residue, etc. These reactions prolifically convert FAIL SAFE ONE's unusually low solids colloidal liquid to a 100% solids especially-formulated very insoluble precipitate, instantly
providing additional density by becoming an integral part of the concrete, occupying its accessible porosity and other tiny voids, forming a breathable barrier which begins in concrete's transitional
porosity, located beneath its large surface porosity and its small microporosity, and deeper. The uniquely-induced barrier generates no heat during its liquid to solids conversion, nor expansion pressures at any
time. The internally-generated pollutant barrier remains resilient and consists of pore sizes that are much smaller than concrete micropores, significantly dimishing void percentages thus permeability, allowing
concrete to retain ability to breathe, expand, and contract as it needs to. The internal barriers, complete with its extremely small porosity, greatly reduce or eliminates the transmission of gases such as
radon. FAIL SAFE ONE halts / greatly retards, internal existing corrosive activities, removing electrolyte availability, as it supplements, densifies, waterproofs, strengthens, and internally detoxifies
concrete without deleterious effect to external appearance or physical characteristics. A FAIL SAFE ONE treatment will not impair concrete's surface traction quality and will further enhance its
surface bonding ability. Areas that are to be treated need only be closed during treatment, and may be reopened immediately after treating. However, where a surface coating is planned, wait at least 8 hours
following a FAIL SAFE ONE treatment (not necessary if surface was blasted), then flush with water, removing purged salts, particles, sediments, etc., if any. Surface may then be prepared to coating manufacturer
specifications. FAIL SAFE ONE is excellent as a primer application for surface treatments. FAIL SAFE ONE addresses reasons for potential early coating failures such as alkaline capillary moisture
accumulation, saponification, laitance effect, etc. Since FAIL SAFE ONE is applied to old or new concrete without affecting surface quality, it may be used for the enhancement of all concrete
installations, whether traffic bearing or not, such as auto traffic pavements, bridge decks, parking garage decks, airport pavements, hydro dams, pavers, sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, etc. FAIL SAFE ONE
arrests leakage through concrete even while occurring. For example, water storage reservoirs, water treatment tanks, or below grade concrete, etc., with or without hydrostatic pressure. FAIL SAFE ONE will travel
against water flow when applied to negative side, permanently arresting the flow of water.
AS A CURE METHOD: FAIL SAFE ONE is excellent as an alternative concrete curing method, providing a cure equal to, or better than,
water curing. FAIL SAFE ONE as a cure method provides concrete the usual benefits of a curing agent, plus, FAIL SAFE ONE provides special ingredients to the yet-available capillary mix water, waiting to
participate in hydration reaction rates processes, in the plastic or semi-plastic mix, reciprocating acceleration of hydrations reaction rates and processes, in turn generating increased volumes of cement paste
/ hydration product, in a significantly shorter period of time, utilizing all of the remaining capillary water and leaving none to later evaporate and leave void spaces. As a result of utilizing all
remaining capillary mix water, the concretes capillary void spaces become more segmented and smaller than usual. FAIL SAFE ONE provides concrete a superior cure imparting extraordinary strength, surface
hardness and impermeability, subsequently translating to greatly-improved durability. The FAIL SAFE ONE cure method provides concrete an especially formulated permanent subsurface precipitate barrier
containing pore sizes smaller than concretes micropores, even further diminishing porosity / permeability, effectively forcing gases such as radon to seek other avenues of escape instead of passing through the
concrete, where applicable. The FAIL SAFE ONE cure method leaves no surface residue to interfere with surface bonding quality, important where striping or applying a topical. Utilizing FAIL SAFE ONE
as an alternative cure method produces concrete significantly more waterproof, abrasion resistant, freeze damage resistant, dust resistant, acid / chemical resistant, etc.
SECTION 5: INSTALLATION SUGGESTIONS
On Already-Set Concrete:
Note: In hot climates, mist-wet the surface with water and remove any puddles prior to application.
Apply FAIL SAFE ONE using a medium to high-pressure airless spray unit, complete with fan spray nozzle. Holding spray tip 6 inches
from the surface, apply FAIL SAFE ONE at a minimum rate of 200 square feet per gallon with an overlapping spray pattern of 20-30%. Begin application at the lowest elevation. For example, walls and
slopes should be applied side to side, from the bottom up.
As An Alternative Cure Method:
Apply with a low-pressure non-atomizing, spray apparatus such as a pump-tank sprayer or mechanical cure slurry pump, or alternatively by
flooding-on. FAIL SAFE ONE is ideally applied to the newly- poured concrete surface as soon as is practical. Should conditions require the surface to be walked on, for application, concrete should be
allowed the time to adequately harden, so as not to imprint or mar its surface during application. Recommended minimum coverage rate as a cure method is 150 square feet per gallon.
LIMITATIONS: FAIL SAFE ONE contacting glass should be flushed with water and not be allowed to dry since glass may etch. FAIL SAFE
ONE will dull the shine on shiny aluminum; however, aluminums integrity will be otherwise unaffected.
SECTION 6: PRECAUTIONS
- Any coatings that may restrict access to the concretes interior must be chemically or mechanically removed for FAIL SAFE ONE to penetrate.
- Protect areas not intended for coverage.
- FAIL SAFE ONE may etch glass or dull shiny aluminum and can be difficult to remove from other surfaces once it dries.
- Do not apply on frozen substrate or when temperature is near freezing.
- FAIL SAFE ONE spray mist is not hazardous to breathe. However, we do recommend the use of a face mask during application. Refer to
- For more information read Material Safety Data Sheet.
SECTION 7: TECHNICAL DATA
- Physical: Liquid**
- VOC / VOS Content: none
- Color: Cloudy white (dries clear)*
- Surface Bond Quality: Excellent
- Odor: None**
- Specific Gravity: 1.10
- Environmental Impact: Non / Neutral
- Flammability: None
- Toxicity: None*
- Paintability: Excellent
- Clean-up solvent: Water*
- pH: +/-12
- R-Factor Increase: Up to 20 percent
- Chloride Screenability: Excellent
- User Status: Friendly
SECTION 8: SOME ADVANTAGES
- Permanently Integrally Waterproofs Concrete
- Provides Internal Humidity Stability
- Further Restricts Vapor Transmission
- Preserves Matrix and Overall Integrity
- Increases Surface Abrasion Resistance
- Excellent As A Coating Or Topping Primer
- Adds Density
- Improves Thermal Resistance (R-Factor)
- Increases Strengths
- Zero VOC Or VOS Content
- Prevents Water or free Moisture Migration
- Makes Ice Removal and Cleaning Easier
- Improves Dusting resistance
- Improves Acid / Chemical Resistance
- Lowers Creep Deformation Potential
- Lowers Electrostatic Discharge Potential
- Improves Past Carbonation Effects, If Any