Southeast Asia Construction – Nov – Dec 2010
Kryton has developed a three-step restoration and protection system for above-grade concrete structures. The new Hydrostop Restore and Protect system greatly extends the useful life of aging concrete infrastructure and buildings, improves overall aesthetics and offers 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 silanesiloxane sealer called Hydrostop Sealer.
The new system is suitable for any engineers involved, or wanting to become involved, in government-supported infrastructure improvement or restoration projects. In addition to giving aging concrete infrastructure a new lease on life, the Hydrostop System makes life easier for maintenance engineers and specifiers by offering a complete and compatible system that has been developed to work flawlessly together. There’s no need to piece together a solution based on various products or resolve conflicting application instructions, which often occurs when different manufacturers’ products are used.
The Hydrostop Restore and Protect system can greatly extend the useful life of aging concrete infrastructure and buildings.