As Kryton is a global company, we strive to know what is going on in the world regarding where new infrastructure is growing, fluctuating commodity prices, and evolving waterproofing needs. Moreover, we need to be mindful and organic in our approach to how our products can fit within vastly differing climates.
One way we keep our ear to the ground, is by having knowledgeable partners who have a deep sense of the history of the local area and environment, and a clear vision as to its future trajectory. On the East Coast of the U.S.A, our local partner, Dry Concrete, does just that. Greg Maugeri and Billy Della Sorte of Dry Concrete have been distributing Kryton’s line of products on the East Coast for a little over 10 years now. They are experts in stone and masonry restoration, they often need to seal and repair very delicate structures with products that work to mitigate the effects of a humid climate, and extremes in temperature, all while maintaining the natural look of the original materials.
Kryton products have been used by Dry Concrete to create waterproof concrete barriers for unique projects such the Bloomberg Server Building, or the aging stone foundation in an episode of This Old House (The episode is now available for viewing on www.thisoldhouse.com/tv by selecting “The Arlington Italianate House” project, and episode 12 titled “Quest for a Dry Basement”). They provided their expertise, and performed the repair work for the Transportation Hub in the New World Trade Center, and have provided Krystol Internal Membrane (KIM) as the integral concrete waterproofing admixture to many beautiful new buildings gracing the Manhattan skyline.
With all of the challenges New York has faced in the past, it is people like Greg and Bill who use these challenges to bring better solutions to the infrastructure in New York, and help to mitigate future challenges, creating a stronger, more resilient city.