Channel M, Vancouver’s newest television station, is located in a stately brick building in the heart of the city’s bustling Chinatown. The building was in poor condition when the station’s owners undertook major renovations before moving into the five-story, 3400 square meters (37 000 square foot) structure.
Internally, the transformation meant more that $1 million in renovations to create space for administration, production and a street-level studio. Externally, it meant removing nearly twenty years of city grime. When Vancouver’s All West Cleaning Services was called upon to clean and seal the building’s exterior, they knew just which sealer to bring along.
“We chose Kryton’s Hydrostop for this project”, says Mark Melim, operations manager at All West Cleaning Services. “We’ve worked with the product many times in the past and we’ve always been pleased with the results. In fact we recommend Hydrostop to customers by name when quoting on projects like this one.”
Designed specifically for sealing brick, concrete and masonry, Hydrostop contains a blend of compounds that react with silicates below the surface of the brick. This reaction forms a very long lasting water-repellent barrier that protects the surface from the elements and won’t crack, peel or fade away with time. And since the finished application is virtually invisible, the natural beauty of this remarkable brick building will be visible for years to come.
Hydrostop Sealer is a high-performance penetrating sealer used by itself to protect concrete, brick, mortar and masonry from the damaging effects of water intrusion. It is also used as part of the Hydrostop Restore & Protect System to improve aesthetic appearance of aging concrete infrastructure and buildings, as well as mortar rendered structures, and provide a strong durable barrier against water intrusion.