Krytonite Swelling Waterstop has been added to many projects throughout the world since its launch at World of Concrete. As a swelling waterstop for construction joint protection, Krytonite is certainly unmatched in its ability to stop the flow of water through those areas.
Recently, Krytonite Swelling Waterstop has been used in a number of completed projects in the United Kingdom, facilitated by our UK Master Distributor, Source One Environmental – UK (S1E). As has been documented a few times on this blog, the UK construction industry, primarily in the London region, is keenly focused on building down instead of out. With the expense of land so great, in order to maximize livable space, basements and underground parking is required.
However, with building deep below-grade, the reality of hydrostatic water pressure comes into play. Thus, waterproofing measures must be placed in the design aspect of each of these properties. An external membrane would cause shrinkage in building footprint, but a crystalline admixture, like Krystol Internal Membrane (KIM) maximizes the building space for contractors.
To protect the joints, Krytonite Swelling Waterstop is the highest performing waterstop on the market insofar as it has superior swelling ability, is simple to install, and can withstand hydrostatic water pressure up to 8 bar (260 ft or 116 PSI). It’s ability to protect the construction joints, the most vulnerable area for water infiltration makes it vital for below-grade applications.
Below are four projects in the UK that used Krytonite Swelling Waterstop:
Visit the Krytonite Swelling Waterstop wepage for more information on the product.