is a non-toxic chemical treatment for the waterproofing and protection
of concrete offering major advantages over other available systems. It
generates non-soluble crystalline formation deep within pores and
capillary tracts that permanently seals the concrete mass against the
penetration of water and other liquids from any direction, even under
extreme hydrostatic pressure (positive or negative).
applications include reservoirs, sewage and water treatment tanks,
basements, roofs, parking decks, underground vaults, bridges, dams and
does it work?
Xypex is a chemical waterproofing that delivers permanent crystalline
protection to pores, capillaries and cracks (up to 0,4mm wide). The
proprietary chemicals use water as a migrating medium to enter and
travel through the capillary tracks in concrete. This process precipitates
a chemical reaction between Xypex, moisture and the natural chemical
by-products of cement hydration.
The result is crystallization
and, ultimately, a non-soluble crystalline structure that becomes an
integral part of the concrete mix. When applied to existing concrete,
the Xypex crystal will normally penetrate 50mm within the first 30
days and 300mm within 12 months. The crystalline process will
reactivate whenever water is present, and will remain effective for
the life of the concrete.