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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
PENETRON Cementitious Capillary Waterproofing Systems are proprietary formulations consisting of common cement,quartz sand(of special gradation) and multiple activating chemicals

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.

PENETRON FEATURES

  • Becomes an integral part of the concrete.Penetrates deeply and seals concrete’s capillary tracts and shrinkage cracks.
  • Can be applied from either the positive or negative side.
  • Water proofing and chemical resistant properties remain intact,if surface is damaged
  • Completely effective against high hydrostatic head pressure
  • More effective overall and costs less than hydrolithic,membrane and clay panel systems.
  • Ease of application
  • Cannot come apart at the seams,tear or puncture.
  • Does not require protection during backfilling or during placement of steel, wire mesh or other common type procedures.
  • Seals-does not cover up or merely attempt to bridge.(Hairline and shrinkage cracks of up to 1/16 inch,(0.4mm)
  • Permits concrete to breathe
  • Resists chemical attack and prevents freeze-thaw cycle damage.
  • May be used on old or new concrete
  • Can be applied to moist or green concrete
  • Protects concrete and reinforcing steel.
  • Non toxic
  • EPA approved for potable water use

   Adapted from mau west ltd

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