Dubai has long been the pre-eminent business center in the United Arab Emirates. Its geographical proximity, cultivation of innovation, as well as its sophisticated logistical infrastructure between Europe and the Far East makes it the location of choice for much business in the region.
Knowledge Village is an upscale area in Dubai located very close to Internet City, Media City, and the Dubai Marina. It is well known for having the world’s most reputed academic institutions and colleges in the area.
Inside Knowledge village, next to Sheikh Zayed Road (one of UAE’s busiest highways) is an office building owned by Armada Holdings FZ LLC. Before construction began for the building’s below-grade parking structure, a contracting company Al Kaitoob Buildling Contracting was concerned with the amount of time associated with installing membranes and protection boards for concrete waterproofing. Although membranes and protection boards were commonly used, they are time consuming and an expensive method of waterproofing due to high labor and opportunity costs.
Kryton’s Krystol Internal Membrane (KIM) was the preferred choice for waterproofing 1,530 cubic meters of concrete for the raft slab and 200 cubic meters for the retaining walls. The Krystol Waterstop System was also used in all construction joints to ensure the structure was completely watertight.
In addition to cost savings up to 40%, other key factors in KIM being the preferred choice included increased compressive strength of concrete and resistance against sulfate and chloride penetration. The use of KIM was able to eliminate the following steps for waterproofing:
A total of 35 construction days of construction time was saved equaling approximately $16,000 USD.
Al Kaitoob Building Contracting was extremely pleased with the results from using KIM. Through the time savings of 35 construction days, Al Kaitoob Building Contracting was able to move their crew to a new project sooner and additional revenues were realized.
Krystol Internal Membrane (KIM) is a hydrophilic crystalline admixture used to create permanently waterproof concrete.
Krystol Waterstop Grout is a crystalline grout used to create an internal or external waterstop at construction joints, pipe penetrations, tie-holes and control joints.
Krystol Waterstop Treatment is a cementitious crystalline slurry that is applied to horizontal and vertical construction joints to provide additional waterproofing protection, and protect rebar from corrosion.
Krytonite Swelling Waterstop is a synthetic rubber waterstop that uses swelling pressure to seal concrete construction joints and stop water.
Kryton’s Crack Inducing Waterstop is specially engineered to produce a waterproof crack control joint.
The Krystol Waterstop System is used to permanently waterproof concrete construction joints, pipe penetrations, tie holes and control joints. The Krystol Waterstop System works where other waterstops routinely fail. Kryton is the only integral waterproofing company that offers fully integrated concrete waterproofing solutions. [more_toggle title="How…