Fadi Farhat, Regional Manager, Middle East, Kryton, elaborates on the benefits of crystalline waterproofing admixtures. Concrete is the most used building material in the world. But, currently, concrete structures around the world are not meeting their designed service life due to rapid deterioration – most of which is caused by the transport of fluids and moisture through the concrete.
Unfortunately, many common concrete waterproofing methods do not add to the life of that concrete, contain harmful toxins, and are difficult to apply. Fortunately, crystalline waterproofing admixtures provide another option, and Kryton’s Krystol Technology is a leader in this segment.
When added to the concrete mix, the Krystol proprietary chemicals react with water or moisture to grow millions of needle-shaped crystals. These unique crystals grow deep into the concrete to fill and block the capillary pores and micro-cracks and stop the migration of water through the concrete, efficiently rendering the concrete itself to become waterproof.
In fact, Kryton’s Krystol Internal Membrane (KIM) technology is the category leader and is the only PRAH (Permeability Reducing Admixture for Hydrostatic Conditions) according to the leading concrete authority in the world, the American Concrete Institute (ACI). Moreover, the ACI’s report (ACI 212.3R-10: Report on Chemical Admixtures for Concrete) states that KIM has stood up to more independent tests thatn any other solution.
Kryton has waterproofed thousands of high-risk concrete waterproofing projects around the world using Krystol Technology, including the luxurious 5-star Saadiyat Resort in Abu Dhabi, Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands, and the mega project CityCenter in Las Vegas with tremendous success.
Source: Construction World Qatar