Greenstreak PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) Waterstops are the benchmark for the industry and exceed standard specifications. The versatility of PVC has made these waterstops popular with specifiers and engineers. Outstanding physical properties, excellent inherent elasticity and resistance to many waterborne chemicals has made it the most widely specified waterstop material.

PVC waterstops are available in several styles and sizes. Choosing the correct waterstop begins with determining whether the joint is moving or non-moving.

Typical Applications For PVC Waterstops Include:
  • Water and waste water treatment facilities
  • Dams, lock, canals, water reservoirs and aqueducts
  • Tunnels and culverts
  • Foundations
  • Primary and secondary containment structure

Specifications & Physical Properties

Physical Properties

Sika conducts regular tests of material physical properties. Refer to the suggested master specification for current values.

Property Testing Standard Nominal Value
Water Absorbtion ASTM D570 0.15% max
Tear Resistance ASTM D624 300 lb/in. min.
Ultimate Elongation ASTM D638 350% min.
Tensile Strength ASTM D638 2000 psi min.
Low Temperature Brittleness ASTM D746 Passes @ -35°F / -37­°C
Stiffness in Flexure ASTM D747 700 psi min.
Specific Gravity ASTM D792 1.38 max.
Hardness Shore A15 ASTM D2240 79±3
Accelerated Extraction Corps of Engineers  
  • Tensile Strength
  • Elongation
  1600 psi min. 
300% min.
Effect of Alkali CRD-C 572  
  • Weight Change
  • Hardness Change
  ±0.25% -0.10%
± 5 points
Factory Fabrications

Sika Manufactures Factory Fabrications

Virtually every concrete containment structure requiring a PVC waterstop is going to encounter a joint that will change direction or intersect with another joint. The lack of proper tools, equipment, and welding experience on a job site generally limits a contractor’s ability to perform these difficult waterstop fabrications in the field. When problems arise on job sites with waterstop installation, it is typically related to poor quality of waterstop directional changes (see pictures below). This is why Sika suggests, and most engineers choose to specify the use of factory-fabricated waterstop intersections produced by the waterstop manufacturer. Not only do factory-fabricated intersections promote high-quality waterstop installation procedures, but they are further provided at a cost that is undoubtedly lower than the cost to fabricate the intersection on the job site. To further encourage the use of factory-fabricated waterstop intersections, Sika has significantly increased the inventory of most popular Greenstreak PVC waterstop profiles, including all fabrication orientations (L’s, T’s, and Crosses, both Vertical and Flat orientation). These fabrications can generally be shipped the same day of order placement! To ensure that the profile you are specifying or installing is included in this list of “in-stock” fabrications, please contact Greenstreak. Now there is no excuse not to use Greenstreak factory-fabricated waterstop intersections on your next project!