Sanika waterproofs Johannesburg’s Turbine Hall

09 June 2015

Sanika Waterproofing specialists recently completed the concrete waterproofing of the basement car park at Turbine Hall using Kryton Krystol Technology.Turbine Hall had been experiencing vast amounts of water ingress through cracks in the basement car park, causing extensive damage to the cars parked below.

This meant the waterproofing of this basement had to be done quickly, professionally and without too much interruption. Normal waterproofing membranes were not an option as this would mean removing the paving above the basement car park, and would be too expensive.

With Sanika Waterproofing specialists being the approved applicators for Kryton in Southern Africa, they were awarded the project to repair the basement car park using the Kryton Krystol Crack Repair System.

Unlike other concrete crack repair applications, the Kryton Krystol Crack Repair System protects from any direction, even against high pressure and can be applied to either side of the concrete. It is an ‘in-depth’ concrete treatment that is applied as a slurry, spray or dry-pack to the surface of existing concrete structures.

In the presence of water, the special chemicals in the Kryton Krystol will react with the concrete to grow millions of long, needle-shaped crystals deep into the concrete mass. These crystals permanently block and prevent the passage of water through capillary pores, micro-cracks and joints.

The concrete itself becomes the waterproof layer and the surface treatment is not required to remain intact for the system to be effective. As a result, the crack repair System is extremely durable and will last the lifetime of the concrete.

Other benefits of Kryton Krystol technology include:

1.Completely eliminates the need for costly and labour-intensive surface-applied membranes
2.Is ideal for below-grade applications, reservoirs, basements and pipelines and can withstand high hydrostatic pressure
3.The waterproofing is not affected by surface wear or abrasion and will never require re-application
4.Only Kryton self-seals micro-cracks up to 0.5 mm and stops water egress and ingress
5.Safe for the contact with potable water Certified by NSF to NSF/ANSI Standard 61 Drinking Water System Components
6.Kryton offers the best-in-industry warranty that guarantees that Krystol-treated areas of a structure will remain watertight during the warranty period.

More information about Kryton Krystol Technology from Sanika Waterproofing specialists on Tel: +27(0)11 425 3061 /

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