Gulf Construction Online – October 2010
KRYTON International has unveiled a new three-step restoration and protection system for above-grade concrete structures.
Launched worldwide last month, the Hydrostop ‘Restore and Protect System’ is said to greatly extend the useful life of aging concrete infrastructure and buildings, improve overall aesthetics and offer a more environmentally-sustainable alternative to total replacement.
The first step in the system uses a non-shrink waterproof grout to repair cracks and defects at the concrete surface.
The product employs Kryton’s original crystalline technology and is named Hydrostop grout.
Once the substrate is repaired, the entire concrete surface is coated with a polymerised, cementitious slurry called Hydrostop coating.
This layer provides a durable barrier against water and chemical intrusion and improves the concrete’s overall aesthetics.
The third step creates a long-lasting water-repellent effect on the concrete surface by using a high quality blended silane-siloxane sealer called Hydro-stop sealer.
“Replacing aging infrastructure can cost millions of dollars and be a significant, unacceptable disruption to your operations and to the general public,” says Kevin Yuers, Kryton vice president. “The Hydrostop system is the ideal solution. It makes the best use of resources, money and time.”
Yuers adds that the new system will be welcome news for any engineers involved, or wanting to become involved, in government-supported infrastructure projects.