Las Vegas, NV – (February 5, 2013)
Hurricane Sandy was among the worst disasters ever to hit the U.S., causing tens of billions of dollars in damages and losses. The storm surged more than 13 feet above the average low tide, leaving millions without power, severe flooding and properties destroyed.
New York was most severely impacted due to below grade damage from flooding in subways and roadway tunnels. By implementing long-term waterproofing solutions to key areas, infrastructure can withstand high water exposure caused by massive flooding.
There are many ways to handle the improvements that need to be made, but several studies indicate that politicians, planners and specifiers need to be forward thinking and willing to implement long-term strategies. Weather patterns are not as predictable as they once were, and we are seeing more extreme damage throughout the world.
The best way to start planning buildings to withstand a water-based natural disaster, is to ensure that the areas which are most vulnerable are protected. Waterproofing below grade structures from retaining walls, to tunnels to foundations is critically important. Kryton’s Distribution Partner, New England Dry Concrete (NEDC) will share insights on keeping Greater New York’s below grade structures watertight by sharing observations on their project work before and after Hurricane Sandy.
Kryton International Inc. takes the risk out of concrete waterproofing. As the inventors of the crystalline waterproofing admixture, Kryton has been waterproofing concrete structures since 1973 with the most complete system that has undergone the most testing and received more approvals than any other. Kryton is the global leader in manufacturing and distributing products for waterproofing, repairing and protecting concrete structures. Home to the largest concrete permeability testing laboratory in
North America, they continue to pioneer the industry with patented technologies that solves real-world construction problems.