Crystalline Waterproofing Technology
Crystalline waterproofing technology requires a profound knowledge of concrete, its structure and chemical composition in all stages, from the time it is mixed to the end of its service life. By nature, concrete is a porous material which allows water (and other liquids) to penetrate into the capillary structure made by its interlocking pores. With time and through occasional or constant contact with water or humid environments, the desirable qualities of concrete eventually degrade, lowering the durability of the structure. This process is accelerated and worsened with the presence of waterborne contaminants.
On the other hand, Krystaline Technology takes advantage of the chemical composition of concrete by starting a crystallizing chemical reaction which generates insoluble calcium silicate hydrate (or CSH) crystals which fill these pores, thus keeping concrete structures safe from the deteriorating effects of water ingress.
Krystaline Technology also grants self-healing properties to concrete through a process known as autogenous healing. The crystallizing reaction will remain latent in the concrete and reactivate whenever water is present to generate new CSH crystals, sealing any cracks which may form and maintaining the structural integrity of the concrete.
KRYSTALINE has been continuously researching and developing the active ingredients which produce this crystallizing reaction to achieve the best possible results, creating a range of crystalline waterproofing solutions to satisfy the needs of each and every client.