Vancouver, B.C. – (January 24, 2011)
The deteriorating multitrillion dollar infrastructure system in the US can be resolved with Kryton International Inc.’s specialized concrete waterproofing technology. The solution lies in the common link between wastewater treatment plants, dams, bridges, water treatment plants and nuclear power plants, as all of these infrastructures are built with concrete. As nearly all deteriorating begins water, innovative waterproofing solutions such as Kryton’s can extend service life by decades.
Integral crystalline technology works by waterproofing the concrete from the inside out, creating an internal membrane that cannot be punctured, torn or damaged. Kryton’s Krystol® technology transforms common concrete by reacting with water to form millions of long, needle-shaped crystals that grow to block the capillary pores, voids and cracks. This internal membrane does not wear off providing permanent protection. Unlike external membranes that performs best on the day of installation and deteriorates with time, integral crystalline waterproofing can reactivate even decades later.
Through the use of specialized concrete technologies, the US government will benefit from reduced construction costs, increased durability, and safer public structures.
Kryton’s VP of Product Development Kevin Yuers anticipates new projects in the U.S. pipeline, a strong market for the North American company. Yuers says, “In 1983, Kryton waterproofed the foundation of the Boeing Development Center, which was the world’s largest building under a single roof, exceeding 62 acres. Today, it still remains as impeccably dry as it was 28 years ago; and that is value that we can provide infrastructure projects.”
Kryton has developed the most effective and reliable waterproofing systems which were used in challenging infrastructures projects around the globe. This includes BC Hydro dams in Canada, the Alakanada damn in India, Yunnan Shuima Tunnels in China, dry-docks in the port of Dubia amongst others.
Kryton International Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of premium products for waterproofing, repairing and protecting concrete structures. For over 38 years, Kryton’s proprietary integral crystalline technology has helped solve the most difficult concrete waterproofing challenges around the world. An extensive distribution network provides dedicated support that includes third party application training, ready-mix quality control programs, and the waterproofing industry’s leading warranty.