To Define A Modern Technology

In today’s fast changing world, the construction industry has been setting the rules of modern technology. From unique designs, to updated materials, every part of the modern structure is an ode to the rapidly developing technology in the industry and has evolved, thanks to constant research and development of solutions that add durability to the structures.

The research has been mostly devoted to the durability of a structure. How to decrease repair prices, solutions that make the structure safer, and how to increase the life of the structure? These questions have pushed the construction technology to find modern solutions. During research it has been made evident that most of the problem a structure faces is due to contact with water. Water is a carrier of chlorides and other harmful chemicals that find their way through the porous concrete decays the structure and decreases durability due to corrosion.
Therefore, waterproofing technology has seen a drastic change within a few decades. New technologies have developed and are becoming an accepted part of the construction. One of the most accepted modern technologies in this niche is crystalline waterproofing. An internal protection system, crystalline waterproofing technology becomes a part of the concrete and waterproofs from inside out. One of the leading technology in crystalline is the award-winning Krystol Technology, it is unique in terms of not just its chemical properties, but also physical properties. Where other systems use lime and other depleting resources to form a chemical reaction, this technology uses moisture and un-hydrated in cement as a catalyst to create long, needle-like narrow crystals within the concrete itself. These crystals permanently fill the pores, capillaries and hairline cracks of the concrete mass, and continue to grow throughout the lifespan of the concrete, reaching lengths of many inches over time still letting the concrete breathe. Once the concrete has cured, the crystalline chemicals sit dormant until another dose of water (through a new crack) causes the chemical reaction to begin again. The ability to reactivate in the presence of water gives Krystol-treated concrete the ability to “self-seal”. When cracks form due to curing shrinkage, settling, seismic activity, etc., water entering through them begins catalytic reactions resulting in formation of new needle-like crystals to form and grow, blocking and filling the cracks. This ability to self-seal can help to dramatically reduce the long-term maintenance and repair costs of a concrete structure.

As compared to any traditional system, this modern waterproofing technology is easy to apply and saves on time and cost and replaces the need for any external waterproofing barrier. The chances of leaks are drastically reduced and if required repair work can be localised. It also eliminates the need for petroleum based membranes that are harmful for the environment and a strain on natural resources.

The beauty of the Krystol Technology is that it can be used for any existing or new concrete structures in below grade or above grade areas. Whether planning to build or repair a dam, tunnel, reservoir, port, residential or commercial project, you design it and the modern crystalline waterproofing solution can waterproof it!

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