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What is crystalization

What is deep or complex Crystallization?

Concrete + H-Krystal = Impermeability of concrete

Not interchangeable with the penetrating solution and it’s sequential crystallization below the surface.

The problem of the impermeability of concrete is as old as concrete itself. If concrete constructions were impermeable, there would be lower costs for insulation, which would
mean an easier construction, as well as a much larger time range for the rehabilitation of concrete. However, we have before us concrete rock combined with a porous structure that enables the passing of liquids and gases. This continuity for various chemicals is very dangerous, especially in metal concrete, because it impairs the alkaline reinforcement protection and changes the components of the concrete into other dangerous concrete compounds.

There are two ways to reach concrete impermeability. By the application of ingredients into the fresh concrete mix or by the application of special materials, thereby filling the capillaries of the already hardened concrete surface. Both options can be fulfilled using the product H-Krystal, without any negative influence on the mechanical attributes / characteristics of the concrete.

It is necessary to point out that in this process, there is 2 times more water in the mixture than that which is necessary for the hydration of cement. This water stays in the concrete even after hardening, evaporating very slowly, and may stay in the concrete for decades. Otherwise, water gets into concrete in many ways. In underground structures where there is a lot of pressure, water enters the concrete forcefully.

The application of a substance, which completely uses up the water that is suspended in the capillary system and the residual products of hydration to reactions in the compounds, in the end forms crystals and fills in the capillary system. This is the case with H-Krystal, which is a catalyst to concrete and sand. In the capillary environment, H-Krystal with the help of water initiates the growth of crystals and thus safeguards the mass imperviousness of the concrete. In the presence of water and temperatures above +5 °C, the Krystals grow to be the size of 350 mm or more in the structure.

The growth of the Krystal stops after extracting the water from the capillaries. Concrete maintains its ability to breath but is closed off from any incoming water. Thus the chemical compounds in a pore concrete system are only harmful in the presence of water, which no longer has access to the capillaries. If we recognize this about the revolutionary watertight concrete, where only the concrete’s outside vacant surface is exposed to aggression, then construction can offer resistance for a much longer time than if it is damaged by it's aggressive surroundings.

Therefore this technology isn’t damaged by construction work and completely replaces folium and asphalt insulation. It protects from corrosive armature, it calls off hydrostatic pressure and aggressive waters, it guards against freezing temperatures, keeps CO2 from seeping through, guards against corrosive of salt defrosting and sulphates, calls off petroleum products, stops carbonate and it isn't toxic!

The cement is 100% water insulated

Use: Like the final insulation for:
Can be used for anyplace from all residential constructions, sterile constructions, reservoir drains, foundation constructions, terraces, flat roofs, weirs and dams, shafts, supporting walls, in plain and metal concrete, and in the rehabilitation of concrete constructions. Finally, it can also be used to stop dampness from seeping through in places with damaged or missing folium insulation, or as a secondary safety.

This crystallization method has been in use and on the market since 1965.

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