As houses settle, concrete develops stress cracks that leak water. The exterior foundation damp-proofing or tar quickly disintegrates or separates, leaving the wall surface open to attack by moisture. Water also corrodes imbedded steel, which rusts, expands, and cracks the concrete. A rainstorm or melting snow temporarily raises the groundwater level. When water accumulates around the foundation, hydrostatic pressure builds up and causes the basement to leak. Clay-rich soils do not drain well and hold rainwater right against the foundation walls. Water pushes its way inside through any cracks, joints, or larger pores in the concrete. Water will always travel along the path of least resistance â your cracked wall! Finally, let's not forget about window-wells which can hold pools of water that eventually filter through the basement windows and into the basement itself. Interior damage resulting by flooded window-wells is an all too common occurrence.
We at the Concrete Philosopher stop water migration from the interior, instead of the exterior of the structure. Costly excavations, window well repair, and use of expensive external foundation waterproofing solutions can be avoided using our unique waterproofing method.
At best, concrete cracks are just an unattractive nuisance. At worst, they lead to leaks that can damage the interior of the building, corrode steel reinforcements and ultimately shorten the life of the concrete structure. Krytonâs Krystol Concrete Waterproofing System installed by the Concrete Philosopher is the complete way to repair cracks and create durable, waterproof structures.
- 5 year warranty in most cases
- No costly excavations required
- Minimal disruption to the client
- Clean and efficient process
- Non-intrusive process with no odours and non toxic cured product
- Impermeable to water and chemical resistant
- Environmentally Friendly
- Quick turn around process compared to most other methods used today
- Extremely Cost Effective