Built and owned by the richest man in the world, Carlos Slim, Plaza Carso is a remarkable integrated plaza. The mixed-use project sits on a 50,000 square meters (538,195 square feet) site and incorporates three office towers, three residential towers with 435 apartment units, a mall, five restaurants, a cinema with 14 theaters, and two major museums. This mammoth project would require a minimum of 1,200 trucks filled with concrete.
Kryton’s flagship product, Krystol Internal Membrane (KIM) was used to waterproof over 1,200 cubic meters (2,648 cubic feet) of concrete. Francisco Carreon, the project supervisor said that “Adding KIM to the slabs and other concrete structures in Plaza Carso helped us save time and money which were a direct result of replacing membranes and labor. Now, 18 months since completion, we have not seen any leaking and are very pleased with the results.”
Kryton’s Krystol Waterstop Treatment was also applied to waterproof the joints throughout the plaza in 1,000 square meters (10,763 square feet) of concrete. Throughout this area, the Krystol Waterstop Treatment ensured that the bond between the old concrete and the new concrete of the vehicle roads, apartment towers, motor lobby and parking areas were watertight.
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