The 2010 Shanghai Expo was the largest and most expensive expo to-date. There were five different themes within the expo including: Urban Footprints, Urban Planet, Urbanian, City Being, and Urban Future.
The Vancouver Pavilion, a 3-story building was located in the Urban Best Practices area of the expo. The Vancouver exhibit was called Cultural Heritage and Livable City: From Expo 1986 to 2010 Winter Olympics and showcased Vancouver’s transformation from Expo 1986 into one of the world’s most desirable cities.
Kryton’s Krystol T1 & T2 Waterproofing System and Krystol Bari-Cote products were selected to waterproof the foundation and elevator pits of the Vancouver Pavilion. It’s very fitting that Kryton products were used on the pavilion that is part of the Urban Best Practices area of the Expo because of all the important benefits the products provide.
• Krystol T1 & T2 Waterproofing System and Bari-Cote are designed to withstand high hydrostatic pressure – providing protection against waterborne ground contaminants and stopping moisture from penetrating the foundation and debonding the floor materials, coatings and tiles of the pavilion.
• Kryton products contain zero VOCs, corrosive chemicals and metals.
• Krystol T1 & T2 Waterproofing System and Bari-Cote provide long-term moisture protection for the pavilion and will reactive with the presence of water to self-seal micro cracks even years later.
73 million people visited the 2010 Shanghai Expo.
Krystol T2 is a surface-applied crystalline slurry treatment that transforms new or existing concrete into a permanent waterproofing barrier.
Krystol Bari-Cote is a high-strength crystalline concrete waterproofing top coat used to resurface and repair concrete or masonry.