- Reduced first cost of construction
- Typically 30% lower cost than membrane installation
- Faster construction
- Minimal surface preparation
- No need to wait for substrate to dry
- Reduced weather delays
- Reduced life cycle costs
- More durability means a longer life
- No coatings to reapply
- Increased durability
- Reduce water ingress into the concrete
- Protect against tank corrosion and spalling
- Waterproofing performance
- Waterproof at the same time as protecting against corrosion
- Tank waterproofing protection is inside the concrete and protected from damage
- Waterproof construction is available – no leaks
- Safe for potable water
You may have a retention tank in your building project to help reduce overload on your local stormwater system and also to gain LEED points. As these tanks are below grade, after construction it is very difficult and expensive to go back and do repairs, or to reapply coatings and membranes. Potable water tanks are often above ground and more accessible, but they are large and expensive to repair.
Hycrete waterproofing solutions can help you in a number of ways. The waterproofing is inside the concrete – it is protected by the concrete, and it will not get damaged or wash away over time. Unlike membranes and coatings, it does not have to be reapplied. As green, Cradle-to-Cradle™, the waterproofing will not harm the water in any way and is safe for drinking water. And hydrophobic waterproofing with Hycrete solutions can help extend the life of the structure: as well as waterproofing the concrete, they increase the durability by protecting against corrosion, which would reduce the life of your tank and require expensive repair.
Other protection systems address either waterproofing on corrosion, but not both. Corrosion inhibitors do not reduce water ingress. Rebar coatings reduce rust but do not stop water from getting into the concrete. Permeability reducers and coatings claim to protect against water penetration, but they may actually increase water absorption and do not protect the rebar itself.
Hycrete waterproofing products and services protect your tank in a number of ways. As the amount of water that concrete absorbs is considerably reduced, the concrete is waterproof and also less water and fewer corrosive agents can reach the rebar and cause corrosion. A protective coating formed around the reinforcing steel further protects against corrosion. Hycrete admixtures also help heal small cracks in concrete, reducing the risk of water penetration. They can be used with coated rebar, supplementary cementitious materials such as fly ash and slag, and coatings and membranes. Hycrete System W also includes industry-leading service and warrants that if it leaks, we’ll fix it*.
Contact us to find out more about increasing the durability of your water tanks using Hycrete solutions.
*Subject to approval of application by Hycrete
Hycrete products for Water Tanks:
The potable water tank is watertight and problem free. We chose to use Hycrete W500 because it is the most effective waterproofing solution and is safe for use in potable water applications.”
Dave Lusky, Senior Land Development Manager, Toll Brothers.
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