Concrete Waterproofing Crystallization – Xypex Concentrate Uses & Applications
For those searching for a concrete waterproofing crystallization product that resists extreme hydrostatic pressure and is designed to become an integral part of the substrate being used, the Xypex: Concrete Waterproofing Crystallization solutions available from Metro Sealant are ideal. Not only does it enable users to seal static hairline cracks up to 0.4.mm but it can also be applied to the positive or negative side of concrete surfaces.
But there are plenty of more benefits, which the team from Metro Sealant would love to share with you here!
How it Works
Xypex: Concrete Waterproofing Crystallization concentrate comes in the form of a light grey powder that when mixed with water creates a slurry that can be applied to both above-grade and low-grade cement. The concentrate is designed to prevent water (or any other liquids) from entering the sealed area due to a catalytic reaction that produces a non-soluble crystalline formation.
The concentrate is also available in dry-pac for sealing strips at construction joints or repairing cracks.
What Are Some of its Applications?
Some of the applications where Xypex: Concrete Waterproofing Crystallization concentrate is used include things like:
- Secondary Containment Structures
- Tunnels and Subway Systems
- Swimming Pools
- Parking Structures
- Sewage and Water Treatment Plants
- Underground Vaults
What is Xypex: Concrete Waterproofing Crystallization Concentrate Made From?
The main chemical in the concentrate, Xypex, is commonly used for waterproofing, as well as the repair and protection of concrete. The concrete portion of the concentrate is made with Portland cement, as well as finely graded sand and active chemicals to aid the Xypex in forming a watertight seal. Once water is added, the chemicals cause a catalytic reaction that forms crystals in any pores or cracks present in the concrete.
Some of the other benefits of Xypex: Concrete Waterproofing Crystallization concentrate include:
- It allows concrete to breath
- It’s highly resistant to toxic chemicals
- Doesn’t require a dry surface for installation
- Contains no toxic VOCs
- Does not puncture, tear, or come apart at seams
- There’s no surface priming involved prior to its application
- It doesn’t require sealing or finishing at corners or edges
- & More!
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