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The revolutionary technology of integral crystalline waterproofing is changing the way concrete structures around the world are protected from the elements.
Why Crystalline Concrete Waterproofing?
Kryton’s Krystol® waterproofing systems rely on a revolutionary crystalline technology that turns porous concrete into an impermeable barrier. The result is a structure with reduced cracking, self-sealing and waterproofing abilities which provides a powerful defence against water damage and corrosion of reinforcing steel.
Whether it is new construction, upgrading an existing structure or repairing cracks, Krystol will help you build quality, reliability and cost-effectiveness into the concrete.
The Krystol® Advantage
√ Replaces unreliable exterior membrane systems
√ Penetrates deep into concrete—many inches over time
√ Self-seals hairline cracks—minimum .5 mm (.02 in.)
√ Reactivates in the presence of moisture—even years later
√ Effective against hydrostatic pressure—up to 140 m (460 ft) of head pressure
√ Waterproofs from any direction (i.e. positive or negative side)
√ Impervious to physical damage and deterioration
√ Easy to apply and reduces potential for human error
How Does Krystol® Waterproofing Work?
Unlike old-fashioned external membranes, which rely on an additional hurdle to shield the concrete from moisture, Krystol Crystalline Waterproofing actually transforms the concrete into a water-resistant barrier.
Krystol becomes an integral part of the concrete matrix when applied to existing concrete or added to the mix at time of batching. When combined with water and concrete, Krystol reacts with un-hydrated cement particles to form millions of needle-like crystals. Over a period of weeks and months, these crystals grow, filling the naturally occurring pores and voids in concrete, and permanently blocking the pathways for water and waterborne contaminants.
Later, if cracks form due to settling or shrinkage, incoming water triggers the crystallization process and additional crystals begin to grow. The crystals fill the cracks and ensure that the structure’s waterproofing barrier is maintained and protected. In other words, Krystol has the unique ability – even years later – to self-seal hair-line cracks before they turn into costly cracks in your budget.
How is Krystol® Crystalline Waterproofing applied?
Krystol waterproofing products are supplied as a dry powder comprised of Portland cement, silica sand and special Crystalline Waterproofing chemicals. For new construction it can be added to the concrete mixture at the plant or on-site; applied as a dry-shake (broadcasted) and troweled into fresh concrete surfaces; or brush-applied in slurry form to existing concrete. In addition, Krystol is used to repair concrete cracks and waterproof construction joints in grout (drypack) form.
Where Crystalline Waterproofing Used?
Kryton’s products have proven their versatility in hundreds of projects across the globe. They have been incorporated in highrise office towers, commercial buildings, parking structures, elevator pits, subway tunnels, and mountain pipelines. Crystalline Waterproofing technologies have demonstrated their reliability in protecting water supply in reservoirs and treatment tanks, recreational facilities such as pools and spas and the supporting structures of bridges and dams. Kryton products can provide permanent waterproofing in a wide range of applications and environmental conditions.
Krystolize Your Concrete!™
Discover Krystol technology and find out why Kryton has been the world’s leading crystalline concrete waterproofing system for over 35 years.