This six-storey luxury boutique apartment building in Toronto’s east end, known as “The Beaches Neighborhood” holds 95 residences and a two-storey YMCA facility. This creates a synergistic residential/commercial partnership with shared facilities and green initiatives combining together to reduce the energy and environmental footprint of the building. The design includes 4 levels of belowgrade residential parking. It also has the YMCA amenities spaces, including a swimming pool. All of these concrete spaces needed to be waterproofed and the developer wanted to maximize their building footprint.
The developer and construction team selected Kryton’s waterproofing products because unlike traditional membranes that are often damaged during backfilling and limit design space, Krystol Technology lasts the lifetime of the structure, reducing the need for future maintenance and repairs resulting in reduced long-term costs. The project team used a total of 1000 m3 of Krystol Internal Membrane (KIM) treated concrete for all below-grade concrete poured. The Krystol Waterstop System was used to waterproof construction joints and details. First the Krystol WaterstopTreatment, a cementitious crystalline slurry, was applied to horizontal and vertical construction joints to provide additional waterproofing protection. Then the Krytonite Swelling Waterstop was placed at the the joint ahead of planned pours. The team later applied the Krystol T1 and T2 to the walls of the pool to provide an additional permanent waterproof barrier. The developer found that by choosing Kryton’s solutions they saved considerable time in the construction process and reduced long-term building maintenance and repair costs.
Krystol Internal Membrane (KIM) is a hydrophilic crystalline admixture used to create permanently waterproof concrete.