For a concrete structure to be truly sustainable, it needs to last longer and do so with as little environmental impact as possible. Part of that means ensuring that the structure’s joints are watertight and capable of withstanding climate concerns.
Without that consideration, structural joints are a potential weak spot in a building, becoming an easy pathway for water and waterborne contaminants. If that happens, both the water and its potential contaminants can weaken the concrete and corrode the supporting rebar inside.
To prevent that and keep concrete structures watertight and climate-resilient, Kryton offers the Krystol® Waterstop System. It consists of four key products that earned the Most Innovative Product Award from the World of Concrete for their ability to waterproof all the construction joints and details found in a concrete structure.
However, it’s not always necessary to use all four products to have a working water stop system. It all depends on the environmental risk level a structure will face.
For low-water risk situations, the Krystol Waterstop System can offer a singular form of protection, which involves just the Krytonite™ Swelling Waterstop. With its help, concrete construction joints can be fully sealed away from water due to the swelling water-stop’s synthetic rubber material, which can swell 10 times it size when in contact with regular groundwater or salt- and sulfate-contaminated water. It is able to do this under high hydrostatic pressure and will not deteriorate even after repeated wetting and drying cycles.
For mid-range water risk situations, the Krystol Waterstop System has double protection. Under this form of protection, this system offers Krystol Waterstop Treatment™ and Krystol Waterstop Grout™. The treatment is a cementitious crystalline slurry that transforms the concrete it’s applied to into a waterproof barrier that’s resistant to rain and foot traffic once it’s hardened. And the grout adds fiber reinforcements to reduce concrete shrinkage and limit cracking.
For high-water risk situations, the Krystol Waterstop System uses all four of its key products in one go: Krytonite Swelling Waterstop, Krystol Waterstop Treatment, Krystol Waterstop Grout, and Crack Inducing Waterstop. Combined, they create a completely watertight system for construction joints and details that can handle the harshest hydrostatic pressure.
No matter which form of protection that’s chosen, though, the award-winning Krystol Waterstop System is designed to keep water out and keep construction joints and details safe and dry, working where other water stops routinely fail.
- Construction joints: single, double, and triple protections
- Pipe penetrations
- Tie holes
- Control joints
- Provides a multi-use (internal or external) water stop
- Withstands extreme hydrostatic pressure, making concrete climate-resilient
- Creates permanent crystalline waterproofing and protection
- Delivers concrete crack resistance
- Comes with NSF 61 certification, ensuring it’s safe to contact with potable water
- Enhances durability, providing resistance to rain and foot traffic
- Can offer flexible scheduling as concrete can be placed and keyways can be filled days or weeks after installation
As a leader in Smart Concrete® technologies for over 45 years, Kryton has supplied unique, designer-friendly concrete waterproofing, durability, and monitoring solutions to architects and other building professionals across the world throughout 50 countries. Several of these solutions have won the World of Concrete’s Most Innovative Product Award, and some have gone on to add more to that prestige by helping architects all over achieve silver or gold LEED certifications for their building designs. To ensure this quality remains consistent, Kryton supports those who use these award-winning solutions with in-depth application instructions, CAD details, technical consultations, and industry-leading warranty programs. Kryton also works to better the building process for the construction community as a whole. As a result, the company publishes informational newsletters and articles and is a contributing member to a number of thought-leading organizations, including the American Concrete Institute, the International Concrete Repair Institute, and the American Shotcrete Association.