CONCRETE is the most popular man-made building material in the world; used twice as much as all other materials combined. The biggest issue pertaining to concrete deterioration is the infiltration of water and water borne chemicals. For concrete structures to be sustainable, judged by the lifespan attached to them, it must be ensured they are watertight. Kryton has developed a line of Krystol products designed to increase durability of concrete by blocking the flow of water from within the concrete.
The company has been involved in projects such as the Atlantis Hotel at Palm Jumeirah, Damac Heights at Dubai Marina, Court Tower, Exchange Tower and Juma Al Majid Tower in Business Bay. Also, Capital House in Abu Dhabi, Emirates Airlines Centre at Dubai Outsource Zone and Diyafa International School in Abu Dhabi.
Rolf Skala, Director of Marketing for Kryton International Inc said: “We develop, manufacture and market products that waterproof, repair and protect concrete structures. Our Kryton and Krystol technology transforms concrete into a waterproof barrier. In the short term, you will shave weeks off construction schedules, cut waterproofing costs up to 40% and maximize your building footprint. In the long term, you will avoid leaks, discoloration, and costly call-backs.”
Kryton is responsible for creating concrete waterproofing products that challenge the test of time without sacrificing quality for profit. Due the climate of this region, the high ambient temperatures increase the tendency for shrinkage and subsequent cracking. Shrinkage and cracking lead to the ingress of water and water-born chemicals, which can cause deterioration of a concrete structure. However, with Kryton’s Krystol Internal Membrane (KIM) the shrinkage and cracking of concrete is lessened.
Speaking at the show, Bryant said: “The Big 5 has garnered a reputation in educating industry leaders regarding trends and technologies in the construction world. Our products promote durability, sustainability and resiliency, which are major needs of our clientele. Many of our customers are driven by quality. They attend The Big 5 and therefore we are there for them.”