Kryton’s Krystal waterproofing systems rely on a revolutionary crystalline technology that turns porous concrete into an impermeable barrier. The result is a structure with reduced cracking, self-sealing and waterproofing abilities providing a powerful defense against water damage and corrosion of reinforcing steel.
The Science of Krystol Technology
- Krystol chemicals create a reaction that causes long, narrow crystals to form- filling the pores, capillaries, and hairline cracks of the concrete mass.
- Crystals continue to grow throughout the concrete with the presence of moisture- reaching several inches in length over time.
- Once the concrete has cured, the crystalline chemicals sit dormant until another dose of water (such as through a new crack) causes the chemical reaction to begin again.
- The most unique and effective feature of Krystol-treated concrete is this ability to “self-seal”, which can help to dramatically reduce the long-term maintenance and repair costs of a concrete structure.