C T W Waterproofing Works had key members of its team attend a Kryton on site training workshop today as a pre requisite to becoming certified and approved Kryton applicators.
Kryton is the inventor of the original crystalline admixture to concrete and has been manufacturing concrete waterproofing solutions since 1973. (44 years)
When added or applied to concrete crystalline technology 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. Any moisture introduced over the lifespan of the concrete will initiate crystallisation, ensuring permanent waterproofing protection.
It cannot be punctured or damaged and never wears out.
Advancements in this technology have led to the availability of more comprehensive crystalline waterproofing products (i.e., systems containing solutions for joints, penetrations, control joints, etc.) making it a highly versatile and sophisticated method for waterproofing.
Advantages are that it speeds up construction by reducing steps in the building process and shortening construction schedules; reduces the risk of labor and workmanship issues; provides greater design flexibility — build right to the property line; ensures a longer lifespan; and lower maintenance costs over the structure’s service life.
“If its Concrete it will Crack” the saying goes. And it does. Kryton’s crystals will self heal cracks up to 0.5 mm.
Should the crack be larger and not self heal Kryton has a range of repair products to stop active pushing water penetrating through cracked concrete and products to repair the crack for good. Kryton has products and methods for repairing rising damp and a host of other waterproofing issues.
CTW Waterproofing is extremely excited to be able to offer Kryton products as a solution to waterproofing concrete.