Concrete Waterproofing with Crystalline Technology

Concrete Waterproofing with Crystalline Technology | Reducing Water Permeability into Concrete | Cost savings – Materials

Use of Crystalline Waterproofing to Reduce Capillary Porosity in concreteConcrete Waterproofing with Crystalline Technology, how crystalline growth works

Concrete is a highly important construction and building material. Concrete is porous and permeable in nature. Due to its composition and nature, concrete is often susceptible to damage and deterioration caused by water. The damage caused by water can be significant over time. More often than not concrete waterproofing (crystalline technology) is applied as a coating. Or as admixture so as to protect the concrete from this damage and deterioration.
More importantly structures exposed to water under hydrostatic pressure, waterproofing is critical in ensuring longevity of the concrete structure. Waterproofing materials must form a strong physical barrier against water, to prevent water from entering the concrete, even under significant head pressures.

Waterproofing is done either through internal membrane formation or external membrane formation. Internal membranes are sometimes assisted with waterproofing admixtures and external membranes are applied on the surface of concrete as coatings or membranes.

How Crystalline Waterproofing Technology Works ?

The crystalline waterproofing technology can be classified on the basis of method or type of application. There are three different methods for application of crystalline waterproofing technology.

  • The first one is direct application on the surface of the concrete structure.
  • The second method comprises direct mixing of waterproofing materials with the concrete batch, as an admixture.
  • The third is the dry shake method. The crystalline waterproofing material is applied to new slabs during construction. This process requires the crystalline powder compound to be sprinkled onto the PCC surface or the top of slabs. Crystalline powder (Drizoro Maxseal SUPER) is broadcast after the reinforcement is tied. The powder is onto the poured slab surface.

Note see Drizoro Maxseal SUPER  crystalline waterproofing materials using the dry shake

Cost savings – Long Term

Various benefits of crystalline waterproofing technology such as protection of reinforced steel from corrosion are driving the crystalline waterproofing technology market at a rapid pace.

Basis of the Drizoro Cementitious Waterproof Coatings.

The basis of the development of Drizoro’s  concrete waterproofing with crystalline technology was the complete understanding of the chemical and physical, structural properties of concrete. Concrete is porous. Has tunnel-like capillaries, which permit the passage of water and other liquids. Drizoro recognized the opportunity for cementitious crystalline waterproofing materials for the treatment of concrete that would fill these capillaries.

Surface capillaries are filled with the cementitious waterproofing material. The penetration of water and other liquids from any direction is prevented. The reactive components in Drizoro products use water to diffuse or migrate to enter and travel down the capillaries of the concrete. This process causes the precipitation of the chemical reactants between Drizoro, moisture and the by-products of cement hydration, forming a new non-soluble crystalline structure. This insoluble product fills the capillary tracts preventing further water penetration. Thus rendering the concrete waterproof and in case of internal waterproofing eventually allowing the wall to dry out.

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