Crystalline waterproofing is a process where the active ingredients in a crystalline product react with the free lime and moisture in the concrete to form crystals within the capillary system of the concrete. This process effectively fills any microcracks, pores and capillaries inside the concrete with an insoluble crystalline formation that prevents water and water-borne chemicals from entering, even under high hydrostatic pressure.
So, what are the main benefits of using crystalline waterproofing as compared to other more traditional waterproofing methods?
The crystals that formed within the concrete are insoluble and will be resistant to physical damage and do not deteriorate.
Its simple & does not require protection against damages which in turn helps to cut out the time required for the protection layers
Crystalline waterproofing reduces the cost on longer construction schedule, manpower to install protection layers and the protection layers.
Crystalline waterproofing is a technology that involves the development of crystals to help achieve watertight concrete structures. Master Builders Solutions crystalline waterproofing technology is available as a waterproof coating for concrete, or an integral admixture for concrete, for use in both above and below grade applications.