The newly constructed reservoirs were a vital water source for the people living in Acornhoek and Bushbuck Ridge. However, the reservoir was experiencing severe leaks and flaws through the joints, cold joints, tie holes and through the concrete. Considering the value of the water in these situations, a complete waterproofing solution was required to permanently solve the leakage issue. Sanika was awarded the repair project.
To adequately waterproof the reservoir before commissioning it for us, Sanika used Kryton’s Krystol Crack Repair System consisting of Krystol T1, Krystol Bari-Cote on the cold joints and tie holes. While the Krystol Leak Repair System reliably stops high water flow even under high-hydrostatic pressure, and outperforms injection systems, using Krystol Bari-Cote as a top cote to resurface and repair concrete helps build compressive strength. Used together, the Kryton products were able to provide a
comprehensive waterproofing solution. The reservoirs have now been commissioned for use with no leaks and are supplying the precious of water to this rural area.
As part of the Krystol Leak Repair System, Krystol Repair Grout is a crystalline concrete waterproofing product that stops the flow of water to permanently repair leaking cracks, holes and joints in concrete, and can also be used to resurface and waterproof defective, damaged or deteriorating concrete. The grout employs advanced fiber technology and shrinkage controlling additives to prevent cracking.