Flooring Protection from Moisture Vapor
Preventing water from being absorbed into concrete and reducing moisture vapor transport through concrete are critical to protecting floor finishes and reducing delays associated with concrete drying. Hycrete admixtures limit moisture vapor transmission and reduce water absorption in concrete, helping to protect floors from moisture-related delamination. Applications include:
- Below-grade slabs, slabs-on-grade, and elevated decks
- Lightweight concrete decks
- Composite and metal pan decks
- Post-tensioned (PT) decks
Preventing water and chlorides from penetrating concrete and protecting steel reinforcement from corrosion extends the useful life of concrete structures, lessens the demand for new cement in construction, and reduces maintenance and replacement costs. In addition, transforming concrete into a waterproof building material reduces the potential for building damage. Applications include:
- Foundation slabs and walls
- Water tanks and wastewater treatment plants
Belt and Suspenders Systems
Sometimes you absolutely positively have to make sure that your structure won’t leak. Used with membranes, Hycrete waterproofing admixtures can provide additional protection against leaks – and also improve the durability of the structure.
Membranes can easily be damaged, are often environmentally unfriendly, and are expensive and time-consuming to install. Hycrete waterproofing admixtures can be used instead of membranes for some applications, and will improve durability as well as waterproofing.
Installing and removing a temporary roof takes time and money. Pour a concrete slab containing Hycrete waterproofing admixtures instead, to speed up construction on the critical path.
Waterproofing Plus Corrosion Inhibition
Some structures need waterproofing and are also exposed to corrosion, which can shorten the life of the structure. Using Hycrete waterproofing admixtures can protect against both water ingress and corrosion – all in one product. No need to reapply.
Hycrete corrosion inhibition admixtures outperform other products currently on the market. They’re also a green material, and increase the durability and lifecycle of structures exposed to corrosive salts.
When precast concrete absorbs water, it also absorbs corrosive salts that can rust rebar and cause spalling. Increase durability, protect against freeze-thaw, and reduce efflorescence and staining using Hycrete solutions.
CMU Block, Paver, and Mortar Cement
CMU blocks and cement naturally absorb water, and Hycrete solutions can significantly protect against water penetration and the damage it may cause.
Decorative / Architectural Concrete
To stay looking beautiful, decorative and architectural concrete needs to be protected against water penetration and the damage it may cause. Protect against spalling, leaching, efflorescence and staining using Hycrete solutions, to give your project a longer life in a sustainable way.
Water ingress into mortar and stucco can cause damage to the structure underneath. Protect your structure using Hycrete stucco admixtures.
Contact Us to learn more about whether your project can benefit from Hycrete products