Solutions Guide - Concrete waterproofing & Durability
Using Kryton technologies, Smart Concrete will respond to its environment to protect itself against corrosion, erosion, abrasion, and water penetration. Smart Concrete will last many times longer than regular concrete — even in the harshest conditions.
For 45 years, Kryton has been developing technologies for improving the durability of concrete structures. In the 1970s, Kryton pioneered Krystol® technology, which turns normally porous concrete into watertight concrete. Concrete is able to protect itself against water intrusion by filling its capillary pores with millions of microscopic, needle-shaped crystals. In 1980, Kryton invented the world’s first crystalline waterproofing admixture. Employing the same Krystol technology, the admixture eliminates surface-applied coatings and membranes as Krystol turns the concrete itself into a waterproof membrane. Just as importantly, Krystol-treated concrete has the unique ability to respond to moisture entering through newly formed cracks by growing more crystals to shut off the water. This selfsealing
ability was a critical advancement in concrete performance. Over the past four decades, this technology has revolutionized the way concrete structures are built all around the globe.
More recently, Kryton has introduced a highly specialized admixture that doubles concrete resistance to abrasion and erosion.
Kryton’s Hard-Cem® technology is ideal for industrial floors, roadways, hydro spillways, and many other applications in transportation, agriculture, power generation, and marine structures. Hard-Cem overcomes the performance issues, practical constraints, and safety concerns of existing hardening strategies while actually costing much less.
Concrete has always been a durable material to build with. Concrete structures have proven this through the test of time, but today, we look at our aging infrastructure and ask if we can build things even better. The answer is yes — using Kryton’s Smart Concrete technologies.