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.

Krystol Internal Membrane (KIM)

Krystol Internal Membrane (KIM) is a hydrophilic crystalline admixture used to create permanently waterproof concrete. KIM lowers the permeability of concrete, and is used in place of surface applied waterproofing membranes. By stopping the transmission of water through concrete, KIM adds durability and longevity to concrete by protecting it against chemical attack and corrosion of reinforcing steel.

Krystol Mortar Admixture (KMA)

Krystol Mortar Admixture (KMA) is a hydrophilic crystalline admixture used to provide long-term protection of masonry mortars and concrete masonry units against water and waterborne contaminants by reducing permeability and absorption of the mortar. KMA simplifies installation by removing the need for surface applied sealers and is easily incorporated into the existing mix-design and application processes. KMA provides superior waterproofing performance that lowers building maintenance and repair costs.

Krystol T1

Krystol T1 Waterproofing System is a surface-applied crystalline slurry treatment that transforms new or existing concrete into a permanent waterproof barrier.

Krystol T1 Waterproofing System lowers the permeability of concrete and protects against the ingress of water and waterborne chemicals. It replaces the need for surface applied waterproofing membranes, and is often used in the remediation of failed membranes.

Krystol Repair Grout

As part of the Krystol Leak Repair System, Krystol Repair Grout is a crystalline concrete waterproofing product that stops the flow of water to permanently repair leaking cracks, holes and joints in concrete, and can also be used to resurface and waterproof defective, damaged or deteriorating concrete. The grout employs advanced fiber technology and shrinkage controlling additives to prevent cracking.

Waterstop Treatment

The Krystol Waterstop System is used to permanently waterproof concrete construction joints, pipe penetrations, tie holes and control joints. The Krystol Waterstop System works where other waterstops routinely fail. Kryton is the only integral waterproofing company that offers fully integrated concrete waterproofing solutions.

Waterstop Grout

Krystol Waterstop Grout is a crystalline grout used to create an internal or external waterstop at construction joints, pipe penetrations, tie-holes and control joints. Krystol Waterstop Grout contains fiber reinforcements that reduce shrinkage and limit cracking. It is typically used in conjunction with Krystol Waterstop Treatment™ as part of the Krystol Waterstop System.

Krystol Bari-Cote

Krystol Bari-Cote is a high-strength crystalline concrete waterproofing top coat used to resurface and repair concrete or masonry. Krystol Bari-Cote is commonly used as a waterproofing parge coat for spalled or honeycombed concrete, or as a waterproof plaster on masonry walls, where a higher compressive strength surface is required.

Krytonite Swelling Waterstop and Adhesive

Krytonite Swelling Waterstop is a synthetic rubber waterstop that uses swelling pressure to seal concrete construction joints and stop water.

Krystol Plug

As part of the Krystol Leak Repair System, Krystol Plug is a rapid-setting hydraulic cement product that when mixed with water is used to stop flowing water and repair leaking cracks, holes and joints in concrete. Krystol Plug sets hard within 2 minutes and has high-compressive strength, which allows it to stop water even under high-hydrostatic pressure. Stopping water flow then allows permanent repair of the leak using Krystol technology.

Crack Inducing Waterstop

Kryton Crack Inducing Waterstop is specially engineered to produce a waterproof crack control joint.

Used as part of the Krystol Waterstop System and in conjunction with Krystol Waterstop Grout, Kryton Crack Inducing Waterstop is resistant to waterborne chemicals and is perfect for blindside applications where access is limited. It is placed in a predetermined location to isolate cracking to a controlled area in order to eliminate water entry through uncontrolled shrinkage cracking.