|There are so many types of water proofing materials in the market.Today we want to learn more about a very effective water proofing material called PENETRON.
Penetron System Instructions | How Penetron waterproofs cracks and concrete
The PENETRON system works on a basic yet most efficient principle.The waterproofing effect is provided by reaction of the various chemical components contained in the solution when combined within the matrix of the concrete.The chemicals penetrate deep into the capillary tracts of the concrete by pressure of osmosis.Varied chemicals combine to form crystals which close the capillaries and shrinkage cracks to drive out moisture.This process is performed with or against the pressure of water.In the absence of moisture PENETRON components lie dormant.Should moisture be contacted again at any time,the chemical action and sealing process repeats itself automatically and advances further in-depth into the concrete.That is to say PENETRON chemicals will continuously seal and reseal due to their chemical nature.Crystalline growth from capillary waterproofing has been measured as deep as 3 feetfrom point of application.
There are many different types of waterproofing materials in the market.Today we look at a very effective water proofing material called PENETRON.
PENETRON becomes an integral part of the concrete,forming with the concrete to become a complete body of strength and durability.PENETRON Waterproofing and Protection Systems are 100% compatible with concrete.
PENETRONE crystalline formation will not allow a water molecule to pass.However it does allow the passage of air,enabling the concrete to breath and thoroughly dry,eliminating water vapor build up.
PENETRON,in addition to being the most effective permanent waterproofing system,also provides a wide range of protection from freeze-thaw cycles,corrosion of reinforcement,aggressive sub-soil waters,sea water,carbonates,chlorides,sulphates and nitrates,(PH 3-11 constant contact,PH 2-12 periodic contact)
WHERE PENETRON SHOULD BE USED
PENETRON is recommended for use in any concrete or block structure where it is required to keep water in or out.PENETRON should be applied to concrete or block structures where potential risk of water or chemical attack is possible.
PENETRON becomes an integral part of the concrete and thus ensures permanent waterproofing amd protection.Its capability of being applied from either the positive (side exposed to water) or the negative (side opposite the water) allows for virtually any and all waterproofing requirements.
Adapted from mau west ltd
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