Vancouver, B.C. – (September 1, 2010)
Kryton International Inc. has developed a new three-step restoration and protection system for above-grade concrete structures. Available worldwide on September 1, 2010, the Hydrostop Restore & 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 polymerized, 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 Hydrostop Sealer.
“Replacing aging infrastructure can cost millions of dollars and be a significant, unacceptable disruption to your operations as well as to the general public,” says Kevin Yuers, Kryton vice president. “The Hydrostop Restore & Protect System is the ideal solution. It makes the best use of resources, money and time.”
Yuers adds the new system will be welcome news for any engineers involved, or wanting to become involved, in government-supported infrastructure improvement or restoration projects.
“Over the last year, governments around the world have been introducing incentive programs to build and repair infrastructure as a way of stimulating local economies,” explains Yuers. “We wanted to develop a restoration and protection system that would make engineers’ lives easier as they tackled these projects.”
In addition to giving aging concrete infrastructure a new lease on life, the Hydrostop Restore & Protect 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.
For 37 years, Kryton’s proprietary integral crystalline technology has helped solve the most difficult concrete waterproofing challenges around the globe. Kryton is the inventor of the crystalline waterproofing admixture for concrete and enjoys a customer reputation for being number one in technical support. Kryton has an extensive network of distribution and technical services that includes third-party application training, ready-mix quality control programs and the waterproofing industry’s leading warranty.