Concrete Foundations, Walls and Slabs, Elevator Pits and Equipment Pits, Parking Structures, Swimming Pools, Rooftops, Roof Decks etc
It is a surface-applied crystalline waterproofing treatment for concrete structures that is used to protect against the ingress of water.
When mixed with water becomes a coating that is applied to the inner or outer surface of the concrete structure.
It is used in conjunction with Krystol T1 as a second coat or for coating on existing concrete surfaces for negative side waterproofing.
It contains Kryton’s unique and proven Krystol technology which reacts with un-hydrated cement particles to form millions of needle-like crystals.
These crystals grow in a catalytic reaction, 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 form, filling cracks and ensuring that the structure’s waterproofing barrier is maintained and protected.
The concrete itself becomes the waterproof layer removing the need for any surface treatment.
Features and Benefits:
Replaces unreliable exterior membranes, liners and coatings
Reaches well below the surface and is not affected by surface wear or abrasion
Self-seals hairline cracks up to 0.5 mm (0.02 in.)
Reactivates in the presence of moisture
Waterproofs from any side i.e. positive or negative side (along with Krystol T2)
Treatment may be applied to old or new concrete
Safe for contact with potable water
Permanently waterproofs the concrete
Increases reliability and quality control
Lowers the cost of waterproofing
Increased durability reduces building maintenance and repair costs
Krystol Internal Membrane or KIM is an integral crystalline concrete waterproofing admixture; and a PRAH (Permeability Reducing Admixture Hydrostatic Conditions). When combined with water, KIMs proprietary chemicals react to form millions of needle-like crystals. These crystals grow and fill the capillary pores and micro-cracks in the concrete, blocking the flow of water. As time passes and stresses form new cracks, any incoming moisture causes the crystals to reactivate ensuring continuous waterproofing over the years.
KIM is simply added to the concrete during mixing at the plant or on-site. Once mixed, it becomes an integral part of the concrete and no extra labour is required for handling or usage. It is compatible with most superplasticizers.