with membrane-free waterproofing
Waterproofing with membranes can be time-consuming. Preparation time, waiting for concrete to cure, and weather delays can all lengthen your construction schedule, often on the critical path.
With Hycrete waterproofing solutions, delays can be significantly reduced and time saved on the critical path. Accelerated construction can reduce overhead costs, and is a benefit to owners as they can occupy their buildings owner, increasing their revenues and reducing the cost of loans. Hycrete waterproofing solutions can help value engineer your project.
Membrane-free waterproofing with Hycrete waterproofing solutions can reduce schedules and bring you faster construction in a number of ways:
- Reduce preparation time
- No additional excavation for mud slab and surface preparation
- No arguments about who should prepare concrete and excavated surfaces to make them ready to receive waterproofing membranes
- No time taken for surface preparation
- No need to wait for concrete to cure before membranes can be applied
- Reduce risk of weather delay
- No delays because the surface has to be dry before applying primers and waterproofing membranes – precipitation and damp weather can rewet concrete and it can take a long time to dry enough for membrane application
- No delays because waterproofing cannot be applied in wet conditions, including rain and snow.
- Concrete with Hycrete admixtures does not need special environmental conditions – it can be placed whenever concrete can be poured.
- Rain-soaked slabs mean waiting for dry-out before installing flooring. Hycrete keeps concrete drying, reducing that delay.
- Workability equals time
- Concrete contractors want predictability of the material they work with. Acceleration of set time means inadequate time to place, excessive cracking, and potentially rejected trucks. Retardation means overtime hours and frustrated crews. Unlike some other additives, Hycrete admixtures are neutral to set time.
- Schedule savings may exceed material savings
Here is an example of schedule savings using Hycrete solutions for membrane-free construction. Actual time savings may be even greater because of weather delays being avoided.
Contact us to find out how much time and money you could save by using Hycrete waterproofing solutions for your project