Concrete International – August 2006
In this month’s CI Special Products & Practice Showcase, we highlight a variety of waterproofing and sealing materials. To obtain more information about a specific product or products, use our reader service inquiry system and the appropriate circle number given with the item or items of choice in the Showcase. (See our readers’ service page on hard paper stack toward the back of the magazine for our reply cord, or for more information on faxing or phoning manufacturers/suppliers, of your choice, or to use our direct LEADnet Internet response service. You can also request more information or be directed to the companies’ websites by going to www.concreteinternational.com and clicking on the Free Product Information link on the left hand side.)
Krystol Internal Membrane (KIM) is an integral crystalline concrete waterproofing admixture. When mixed with concrete, it causes millions of needle-like crystals to grow, filling the spaces between concrete particles and permanently blocking the movement of water and waterborne contaminants. When cracks form, it reacts with incoming water to grow additional crystals that self-seal the cracks, saving maintenance and repair costs over the long term. It saves construction time and costs, offers maximum design flexibility, protects steel reinforcement against corrosion, and lasts the lifetime of the structure. It’s ideal for shotcrete, precast, and cast-in-place applications.
– Kryton International