10 Jay Street Restoration
Brooklyn, NY, USA
The 10 Jay Street building was originally built in 1898 and housed the Arbuckle Brothers sugar refinery until 1945. Subsequently, the building was used as a warehouse until recent years when redevelopment plans were initiated. The prestigious ODA Architecture firm came up with an Adaptive Reuse design for the building, preserving the history while creating a space that is functional for the present and future. The redeveloped 10 Jay Street contains office and retail space inside one redesigned façade and three restored original façades. When considering the construction, the development team faced the challenge of rehabilitating a very old building on the shore of the East River.
The 10 Jay Street construction team made use of the services of Dry Concrete LLC, a Kryton Authorized and Exclusive Distributor for the North East, who provide specialized expertise and consultations along with local round-the-clock technical and site support. They were able to provide hands-on training for the application of KMA.
After a detailed review, a design consultant recommended the project team use Kryton for their waterproofing needs. Krystol Internal Membrane (KIM), a crystalline waterproofing admixture, was batched into concrete used in deep foundation infills. The foundation faces very high hydrostatic water pressure. KIM enabled the team to seamlessly waterproof new below-grade sections, fill in gaps in the existing foundation and waterproof elevator pits.
For the East facing façade, intensive restoration was needed. Krystol Mortar Admixture (KMA), a crystalline admixture for mortar and plaster, was used to repoint the brick wall and waterproof it. Both KMA and KIM contain Krystol® Technology which chemically reacts with water and un-hydrated cement particles to form insoluble needle-shaped crystals. These crystals fill capillary pores and micro-cracks in the concrete to block pathways for water and waterborne contaminants to permanently protect concrete.
Krystol Internal Membrane (KIM) is a hydrophilic crystalline admixture used to create permanently waterproof concrete.
Krystol Mortar Admixture (KMA) is a hydrophilic crystalline admixture used to provide long-term protection of masonry mortars and concrete masonry units against water and waterborne contaminants by reducing permeability and absorption of the mortar.