Crystalline Waterproofing Coating
PENETRON Crystalline Waterproofing
A surface-applied, integral crystalline waterproofing material, PENETRON is used for waterproofing and chemical protection at both above and below ground level.
A surface-applied, integral crystalline waterproofing material, PENETRON is used for waterproofing and chemical protection at both above and below ground level. PENETRON is applied by brush or spray to either the positive or the negative side of the concrete and in the presence of moisture penetrates deeply into the structure. The ensuing chemical reaction fills microcracks, pores and capillaries with an insoluble crystalline formation, which prevents water and water-borne chemicals from entering, even under high hydrostatic pressure. Cracks that develop during the lifetime of the concrete are self-healed by PENETRON, resulting in permanent concrete protection.
Penetron’s waterproofing effect is achieved by the reaction of the various chemical components contained in the solution when combined within the concrete matrix. The compound penetrates deep into the capillary tracts of the concrete by pressure of osmosis and forms crystals that completely seal the capillaries and shrinkage cracks to drive out moisture. The process works with or against the pressure of water. In the absence of moisture, Penetron components lie dormant. Should moisture recur at any time, the chemical reaction and sealing process repeats itself automatically and advances even more deeply into the concrete. Penetron chemicals will continuously seal and reseal due to their chemical nature. Crystalline growth from capillary waterproofing has been measured as deep as nearly 1 metre from the point of application. Penetron® is 100% compatible with concrete, brick, mortar, and stone.
Penetron is recommended for use in any concrete or block structure where it is required to keep water in or out. Penetron should also be applied to concrete or block structures exposed to potential water or chemical attack and thus requiring waterproofing and protection. It is applicable to either the positive side (side exposed to water) or the negative side (side opposite the water) and meets with all waterproofing requirements.