SAKRETE Xypex high’n dry

Waterproof concrete surfaces! Use SAKRETE Xypex high’n dry, a surface-applied chemical for waterproofing. Available in 5 KG and 11 KG pails. Go with SAKRETE, The Pro’s Choice since 1936.

Product Codes:
5 KG: 12051005
11 KG: 12051011

• Premium quality, non-soluble, surface-applied, permanent, chemical waterproofing treatment
• Ideal for waterproofing basement walls, foundations, pools and cisterns
• Crystalline growth prevents water seepage due to hydrostatic pressure
• Designed for interior or exterior application
• Easy to apply


• Permanent waterproofing
• Interior and exterior application
• Easy to apply


Ideal for waterproofing bare concrete surfaces such as basement walls, floors, tunnels, storage tanks, cisterns, ponds or swimming pools.


Mix and substrate temperatures should be maintained between 5 ºC and 30 ºC (40 ºF and 86 ºF) for at least 24 hours prior to and 48 hours after.

Surface Preparation: Surfaces to be coated must be structurally sound and clean. Remove all delaminated or unsound concrete by chipping with a hammer and chisel or using a stiff wire brush. Clean the surface of dirt, grime, mold or any other substance that would prevent the penetration of the crystalline growth. Remove all paint. Smooth concrete must be lightly roughened or etched. Repair all cracks and holes with SAKRETE plug-tite. Clean the area with potable water, leaving the concrete saturated but free of standing water. Some very porous concretes may require several applications of water to ensure complete saturation.

Mixing: Mix 5 parts of SAKRETE Xypex high’n dry with 2 parts of clean water until a creamy consistency is obtained; avoid a “soupy” mix. Mix only as much as can be applied within 10 minutes. Use immediately after mixing. If mix starts to set, agitate briefl y but do not add more water.

Placing: After mixing apply SAKRETE Xypex high’n dry to prepared surface with a semi-stiff, thick bristle brush. Always dip the brush to the bottom of the mixing pail, mixing as you obtain more material to ensure that the solids do not settle. If the mixture thickens, simply re-agitate, do not add more water. In cases of strong hydrostatic pressure it may be necessary to apply more than one coat.


Curing: The presence of moisture is most important to produce the crystalline growth within the concrete and proper hardening of the coating. Allow SAKRETE Xypex high’n dry to set until the surface is hard to the touch approximately 1-2 hours. The treatment must be kept damp for 48 hours following application. Under normal conditions, it is sufficient to fog spray the coating 3 times a day for a minimum of 2 days. This also prevents the chalking or dusting of the coating.

Note: For concrete structures that hold water (ponds, swimming pools, etc.) keep damp for 3 days, then allow to set (air cure) for 12 days. Flush thoroughly before filling. In hot weather above 21 °C (70 °F) care must be taken to prevent the coating from drying too quickly. Dampen the coating more frequently during the curing process than would be required under normal conditions.


Concrete must be fully cured (approximately 28 days) and dry before painting. Refer to paint manufacturer directions for application instructions.


1 KG (2.2 lb) yields approximately 1.25 m² (13 ft²).


CAUSES BURNS. Do not swallow. Do not get in eyes. Do not get on skin or clothing. Do not breathe fumes. Handle with care. Keep out of reach of children. Wear safety glasses, protective clothing and dust mask. Use only in a well-ventilated area.

FIRST AID TREATMENT: Contains cement, when wet forms a calcium hydroxide solution. If swallowed call a poison control center or doctor immediately. Do not induce vomiting. If in eyes, rinse with water for at least 15 minutes. If on skin, rinse well with water. If on clothes remove clothes. If breathed in, move person to fresh air.

Manufactured under license by King Packaged Materials Company, Paris, Ontario N3L 3E5. “Xypex” and “high’n dry” are trademarks owned by XYPEX CHEMICAL CORPORATION, Richmond, B.C., Canada. Use of trademarks is controlled under license.


This product is designed to meet the performance specifications outlined in this product data sheet. If the product is used in conditions for which it was not intended, or applied in a manner contrary to the written recommendations contained in the product data sheet, the product may not reach such performance specifications. The foregoing is in lieu of any other warranties, representations or conditions, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties or conditions of merchantable quality or fitness for particular purposes, and those arising by statute or otherwise in law or from a course of dealing or usage of trade.

Waterproof concrete surfaces! Use SAKRETE Xypex high’n dry, a surface-applied chemical for waterproofing. Available in 5 KG and 11 KG pails. Go with SAKRETE, The Pro’s Choice since 1936.

Product Codes:
5 KG: 12051005
11 KG: 12051011

• Premium quality, non-soluble, surface-applied, permanent, chemical waterproofing treatment
• Ideal for waterproofing basement walls, foundations, pools and cisterns
• Crystalline growth prevents water seepage due to hydrostatic pressure
• Designed for interior or exterior application
• Easy to apply


Product Identifier

Concrete and Masonry Repair Mixes

Other Means of Identification Concrete and Masonry Repair Mixes
Other Identification SAKRETE top’n bond, SAKRETE flow-stone, SAKRETE fast-patch, SAKRETE plug-tite, SAKRETE brush’n seal, KING Xypex high’n dry
Product Family KING Home Improvement Products
Recommended Use

Various product uses including but not limited to specific description of use. Please see product packaging.

Restrictions on Use None known.

King Packaged Materials Company, 3385 Harvester Road, Burlington, Ontario, L7R 3Y5,

Emergency Phone No. King Packaged Materials Company, (800) 461-0566, 8:30am-4:30pm, Chemtrec, (800) 424-9300, 24 hours/7 days a week
SDS No. 0156
Date of Preparation April 05, 2016


Skin irritation – Category 2; Serious eye damage – Category 1; Skin sensitization – Category 1; Carcinogenicity – Category 1A; Specific target organ toxicity (single exposure) – Category 3; Specific target organ toxicity (repeated exposure) – Category 1

Label Elements

Signal Word:

Hazard Statement(s):
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye damage.
May cause an allergic skin reaction.
May cause cancer.
May cause respiratory irritation.
Causes damage to organs (lungs) through prolonged or repeated exposure.

Precautionary Statement(s):
Obtain special instructions before use.
Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood.
Wash hands thoroughly after handling.
Contaminated work clothing must not be allowed out of the workplace.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.

IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention.
IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of water.
Take off contaminated clothing and wash it before reuse.
If skin irritation or rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTRE or doctor.
IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing.

Call a POISON CENTRE or doctor if you feel unwell.
Store locked up.
Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.
Dispose of contents and container in accordance with local, regional, national and international regulations.
30% of the mixture consists of ingredient(s) of unknown acute toxicity.

Other Hazards
None known.



Chemical Name CAS Registry No. Concentration % Other Identifiers
Silica, total quartz 14808-60-7 60-100% Not applicable
Portland cement 65997-15-1 30-60% Not appliable


The exact percentage (concentration) of composition has been withheld as a trade secret in accordance with paragraph (i) of §1910.1200.


First-Aid Measures

Move to fresh air. Keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Call a Poison Centre or doctor if you feel unwell.
Skin Contact
Rinse with lukewarm, gently flowing water for 5 minutes. Take off immediately contaminated clothing, shoes and leather goods (e.g. watchbands, belts). Thoroughly clean clothing, shoes and leather goods before reuse or dispose of safely. If skin irritation or a rash occurs, get medical advice or attention.
Eye Contact
Immediately rinse the contaminated eye(s) with lukewarm, gently flowing water for 15-20 minutes, while holding the eyelid(s) open. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Immediately call a Poison Centre or doctor.
Never give anything by mouth if person is rapidly losing consciousness, or is unconscious or convulsing. Do not induce vomiting. Get medical advice or attention if you feel unwell or are concerned.

Most Important Symptoms and Effects, Acute and Delayed
If inhaled: can irritate the nose and throat. Can cause lung injury. If on skin: skin sensitizer. May cause an allergic skin reaction in some people. May cause moderate to severe irritation. If in eyes: causes moderate to severe irritation. Symptoms include sore, red eyes, and tearing. If swallowed: can irritate the mouth, throat and stomach. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhea.

Immediate Medical Attention and Special Treatment

Special Instructions
Not applicable.


Extinguishing Media

Suitable Extinguishing Media
Not combustible. Use extinguishing agent suitable for surrounding fire.
Unsuitable Extinguishing Media
None known.

Specific Hazards Arising from the Product
This product presents no unusual hazards in a fire situation.

Special Protective Equipment and Precautions for Fire-Fighters
Approach fire from upwind to avoid hazardous vapours or gases. Fire-fighters may enter the area if positive pressure SCBA and full Bunker Gear is worn.


Personal Precautions, Protective Equipment, and Emergency Procedures
Use the personal protective equipment recommended in Section 8 of this safety data sheet. Evacuate the area immediately. Isolate the hazard area. Keep out unnecessary and unprotected personnel.

Environmental Precautions
It is good practice to prevent releases into the environment. Do not allow into any sewer, on the ground or into any waterway.

Methods and Materials for Containment and Cleaning Up
Collect using shovel/scoop or approved HEPA vacuum and place in a suitable container for disposal. Avoid generating dust.


Precautions for Safe Handling
Avoid repeated or prolonged skin contact. Do not swallow. Do not breathe in this product. Avoid generating dusts. Keep containers tightly closed when not in use or empty. Do NOT eat, drink or store food in work areas.

Conditions for Safe Storage
Store in the original, labelled, shipping container. Store in an area that is: dry, well-ventilated. Protect product from contact with water, including humidity. Prevent rainwater and ground water from reaching storage area.


Control Parameters




Chemical Name





8-hr TWA


Silica, total quartz

0.05 mg/m3
(R) A2

0.1 mg/m3

Portland cement

1 mg/m3
(R) A4

5 mg/m3


Appropriate Engineering Controls
Use local exhaust ventilation, if general ventilation is not adequate to control amount in the air.

Individual Protection Measures

Eye/Face Protection
Wear chemical safety goggles and face shield when contact is possible.
Skin Protection
Wear chemical protective clothing e.g. gloves, aprons, boots.
Respiratory Protection
Wear a NIOSH approved particulate respiratory equipped with an N95, R95, or P95 filter.


Basic Physical and Chemical Properties

Appearance Grey powder


Odour Threshold

Not available


Not available

Melting Point/Freezing Point Not available (melting); Not available (freezing)

Initial Boiling Point/Range

Not available

Flash Point

Not available

Evapouration Point

Not available

Flammability (solid, gas)

Not applicable

Upper/Lower Flammability or Explosive Limit

Not available (upper); Not available (lower)

Vapour Pressure

Not available

Vapour Density (air = 1)

Not available

Relative Density (water = 1)



Not available (water); Not available (other liquids)

Partition Coefficient, n-Octanol/Water (Log Kow)

Not available

Auto-ignition Temperature

Not available

Decomposition Temperature

Not available


Not available (kinematic); Not available (dynamic)

Physical State




Not reactive under normal conditions of use.

Chemical Stability
Normally stable.

Possibility of Hazardous Reactions
None expected under normal conditions of storage and use.

Conditions to Avoid
Water, moisture or humidity.

Incompatible Materials
None known.

Hazardous Decomposition Products
Under normal conditions of storage and use, hazardous decomposition products should not be produced.


Likely Routes of Exposure
Inhalation; skin contact; eye contact; ingestion.

Acute Toxicity

Chemical Name LC50 LD50 (oral) LD50 (dermal)
Silica, total quartz 500 mg/kg (rat)


Skin Corrosion/Irritation
May cause moderate or severe irritation based on information for closely related materials.
Serious Eye Damage/Irritation
May cause serious eye damage based on information for closely related materials.

STOT (Specific Target Organ Toxicity) – Single Exposure

May cause severe nose and throat irritation, severe lung injury.
Skin Absorption
No information was located.
May be harmful based on information for closely related materials.

Aspiration Hazard
Can cause lung damage if aspirated based on human experience.

STOT (Specific Target Organ Toxicity) – Repeated Exposure
Causes irritation of the respiratory system. Respiratory tract injury has been observed. Respirable crystalline silica in the form of quartz or cristobalite from occupational sources is listed by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and National Toxicology Program (NTP) as a lung carcinogen. Prolonged exposure to respirable crystalline silica has been known to cause silicosis, a lung disease, which may be disabling. While there may be a factor of individual susceptibility to a given exposure to respirable silica dust, the risk of contracting silicosis and the severity of the disease is clearly related to the amount of dust exposure and the length of time (usually years) of exposure.

Respiratory and/or Skin Sensitization
May cause an allergic reaction (skin sensitization) based on information for closely related chemicals.


Silica, total quartz Group 1 A1 Known carcinogen


May causer cancer.

Reproductive Toxicity

Development of Offspring
No information was located.
Sexual Function and Fertility
No information was located.
Effects on or via Lactation
No information was located.

Germ Cell Mutagenicity
No information was located.
Interactive Effects
No information was located.


May cause long lasting harmful effects to aquatic life.

Persistence and Degradability
No information was located.

Bioaccumulative Potential
No information was located.

Mobility in Soil
No information was located.

Other Adverse Effects
There is no information available.


Disposal Methods
Contact local environmental authorities for approved disposal or recycling methods in your jurisdiction


Not regulated under US DOT Regulations.

Environmental Hazards
Not applicable
Special Precautions
Not applicable

Transport in Bulk According to Annex II of MARPOL 73/78 and the IBC Code
Not applicable


Safety, Health and Environmental Regulations

WHMIS 1988 Classification

Class D2A, Class E
D2A – Very Toxic (Chronic toxicity; Carcinogenicity); E – Corrosive

This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations and the SDS contains all of the information required by the Controlled Products Regulations.


Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 8(b)
All ingredients are on the TSCA Inventory or are exempt from TSCA Inventory requirements under 40 CFR 720.
Additional USA Regulatory Lists
This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer.


SDS Prepared By King Packaged Materials Company
Phone No. 905-639-2993
Date of Preparation April 05, 2016


To the best of our knowledge, the information contained herein is accurate. However, neither KPM Industries Ltd., nor any of its subsidiaries, assumes any liability whatsoever for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein. Final determination of suitability of any material is the sole responsibility of the user. All materials may present unknown hazards and should be used with caution. Although certain hazards are described herein, we cannot guarantee that these are the only hazards that exist.

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SAKRETE Xypex high’n dry can be used to waterproof concrete surfaces (poured or block) that develop water seepage. Learn how to waterproof concrete, by viewing the Flash Player clip or reading the how-to instructions.