The region of Halton is expecting to grow to over 753,000 people by 2031. In preparation for this population boom the regional government started an expansion and modernization project for their aging wastewater network. During the planning of the project the engineers found that the hydrostatic pressure from groundwater in the area where the waste water tanks were planned was extremely high. The construction team knew they needed a permanent and superior performing concrete waterproofing system to ensure there would be no cross contamination between groundwater and waste water.
As their waterproofing solution the team chose to use Kryton’s Krystol® technology products
because of their superior waterproofing and ability stop water even under high hydrostatic pressure.
To waterproof the inside of the tanks the team applied Krystol T1 & T2 to the concrete walls to protect against any water intrusion. Krystol T1 & T2 contain Krystol® technology, which chemically reacts with water and un-hydrated cement particles to form insoluble needle-shaped crystals that fill capillary pores and micro-cracks in the concrete and block the pathways for water and waterborne contaminants. A unique feature of the Krystol technology is its ability to lie dormant indefinitely within the concrete. If a new crack should form in the concrete and water begins to penetrate, it will react to seal the leaking location, giving the repair and the concrete a self-sealing ability and ensuring permanent waterproofing.
Krystol T2 is a surface-applied crystalline slurry treatment that transforms new or existing concrete into a permanent waterproofing barrier.