As is the case with every single building, regardless of original building process, they require rehabilitation in some form overtime. In some cases, this rehabilitation can be simple patch work or maybe an upgrade in aesthetics; simple and quick fixes. However, there are occasions where rehabilitation projects are cumbersome and tough to perform.
This was the case for the KIMA Aswan Chemical Factory. Not only did the repair and waterproofing products need to be chemical resistant to a PH of +4 (designed to work in mild acidic environments) but the factory also needed to remain open and operational during the repair work. This posed a problem as there was no material in the Egyptian market that could achieve these lofty needs; that is, until now…
Before Kryton distributors, Al-Handsya Construction & Real-Estate came into the Egyptian market; concrete waterproofing and repair materials were stuck in the Stone Age. Kryton’s Krystol waterproofing products plugged that crack in the market and provided projects like the KIMA Aswan Chemical Factory a better alternative.
Consulting engineer, Dr. Abdel Aziz Mamdouh specified Krystol Internal Membrane (KIM) admixture for the concrete rehabilitation process. KIM can not only serve in mildly acidic environments but also increase the durability of the concrete long-term to avoid costly repairs. Further, Krystol T1 was used from outside the water tanks and cooling towers because it can waterproof from the negative side without risking quality workmanship or the need to shut down the water containment structure. Finally, Krystol Mortar Admixture (KMA) was used for all the plastering work, which would also be subject to chemical attack. Not only are the products working as specified, but because the factory remained open during the rehabilitation, money and time was saved.
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.
Krystol Internal Membrane (KIM) is a hydrophilic crystalline admixture used to create permanently waterproof concrete.