The Oakland Zoo located in Oakland, California was established in 1922. Since that time the zoo has grown significantly to 100-acres and house over 660 native and exotic animals. The zoo keeps most of its animals in relatively natural habitats. In 2011 the zoo took on four new tigers that were looking for a permanent home. The current tiger exhibit would need some upgrades before the new tigers arrived.
The pool in the tiger exhibit hadn’t been in use for some time and was full of cracks; major repairs were needed before the new tiger’s homecoming. Moreover, the eventual waterproofing solution would need to stand up to the tiger’s claws.
Central Coast Waterproofing donated the labor and Kryton distributor, Hill Brothers ChemicalCompany donated Kryton Concrete Waterproofing materials to repair the pool.
The cracks were filled with Kryton’s Krystol Bari-Cote and Krystol T1, both part of the Krystol Crack Repair System. Then the whole pool received a coating of Krystol T1 and Krystol T2 waterproofing treatment. After a week the pool was filled and ready for the tigers to enjoy! Kryton products are a perfect fit because they are not affected be abrasion from the big tiger’s claws.
Read the full case study here. We also worked on the Tiger Den at the Bronx Zoo.