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Krystol Magazine 15.2

  1. 1. www.kryton.com Volume 15 | Issue 2KRYSTOL ®THE CONCRETE WATERPROOFING MAGAZINE Feature Story: 700 WEST 8 TH Uncompromising quality WITH SHOTCRETE PLUS: Five Things More Important Than Price CEO Column Spotlight on China
  2. 2. THE ATLANTIS HOTELBUILDERS COULDRISKNOTHING. THEY CHOSE KRYTON WATERPROOFING. Compared to membrane solutions, Kryton protects even better with time. Our self-sealing technology and comprehensive support system transform concrete into a permanent waterproof barrier. Short term, you’ll shave weeks off construction schedules, cut waterproofing costs by up to 40%, and build your footprint to the property line. Long term, you’ll avoid leaks, discoloration and costly callbacks. And have the peace of mind of an industry-best 25-year warranty. www.kryton.com Kryton takes the risk out of concrete waterproofing. +1.604.324.8280
  3. 3. 6 700 West 8th in Vancouver, Canada 5 THINGS MORE IMPORTANT THAN PRICE4 Editor: Jillian Turner Art Director: Sarah Rippin Consider these points when selecting your concrete waterproofing product Contributors: Ali Biparva Jackson So Kari Yuers6 FEATURE ARTICLE Kevin Yuers 700 West 8th: Uncompromising quality with shotcrete Stephanie Thatcher Krystol® Magazine is printed by Kryton International Inc. 1645 East Kent Avenue9 CEO COLUMN Vancouver, BC, V5P 2S8 Kari Yuers asks: Can the concrete community unite to Canada www.kryton.com share the accumulated knowledge of the industry? For information about10 LAB & PLANT TRIALS this publication, email info@kryton.com From paper to pour - the R&D lab takes us through or call 1.800.267.8280 the Lab and Plant trials of a concrete mix design or +1.604.324.8280 Copyright ©2012 Kryton International Inc.12 Kryton News All rights reserved. New Booth! New Distributors! New Contest! Will yours will be the next business featured on our website?13 Ask a Kryton Expert All about Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag14 Regional Spotlight on CHINA Five projects in China that are shining through Krystol® Magazine Volume 15 | Issue 2 3
  4. 4. CityCenter, Las Vegas used Kryton’s Concrete Waterproofing System. FIVE THINGS MORE IMPORTANT THAN PRICE Price is important. There is no getting around it. But price is seldom the most important part of a buying decision. If it was, then everyone would drive a Lada. When people purchase a vehicle, they first consider factors like carrying capacity, performance, design and reliability. For example, it makes no sense to buy a low-price car when what you really need is a truck. Price is considered only after a product is found to meet your needs. And even if you do just need an economy car, you are probably making a smarter decision by spending more to buy a Honda. This is generally the case when purchasing most products – including concrete waterproofing. When selecting your concrete waterproofing product, consider these five points that are more important than price. 1. Performance Probably the most important factor in your buying decision is going to be performance. The product must be capable of doing the job that you intend it to do. At the most basic level, this is not even negotiable. Spending less money to buy a product that does not do the job does not save you any money at all. In fact, it is a waste of money. At a higher level, it is usually worthwhile to choose a better performing product, even if the price is higher. Better performance will normally offset a higher price by providing other benefits, such as reliability and longer life. Sometimes you need to spend a little more to get a better product (and avoid leaks).4 www.kryton.com
  5. 5. Using Kryton’s Krystol Internal Membrane saves you time on the jobsite because it combines the waterproofing and concrete pour in one step.2. Time 4. Service and SupportProducts that save time are nearly always Do not overlook the value you get from aworth more than products that do not. quality manufacturer who provides goodThe saying goes that Time Is Money, and service and technical support. There isthat is true. In fact, on most construction an enormous difference between simplyprojects, time can be worth a lot of money. making concrete less permeable andWaiting for an old-style waterproofing actually building a completely waterproofinstallation can put your project behind concrete structure. Concrete structuresthe competition. You will see increased are extremely complex assemblies ofsite costs, prolong project financing and concrete and steel with varying degreespossibly delay the realization of revenue of consolidation, numerous joints,from your project. Just as it is important penetrations, and cracks. Making suchto consider the final delivered or installed structures water tight in the face of highcost of any product, don’t forget to hydrostatic pressure takes a high degreecalculate the cost of waiting for installation of skill, knowledge and experience. Theseto be completed. are things that a low-price manufacturer is simply not able to provide.3. WarrantyNo product or application can be perfect 5. Trustevery time and there is always the Most people will only buy from someonepossibility that you will need to ask the they trust. Trust is so important thatmanufacturer to address a problem you sometimes people will make a purchasing period. You must trust that a manufacturerare experiencing. This is when you find decision based on trust alone. On the has the knowledge and experience to helpout who really stands behind their product other hand, if you cannot be sure of you build a waterproof structure. Chooseand who does not. Anybody can say getting what you are paying for, then a a manufacturer that has a dedicated staffthey provide a warranty, but a warranty is purchase is not a good deal no matter of technical support people with plenty ofonly as good as the actions taken by the how low the price. Trust touches on experience in your type of project.warranty giver. A good manufacturer will each of the factors mentioned above.be responsive and address your problem You must trust that the product willquickly and fairly. If you find yourself in perform and save you time as claimed Consider each of the factors above alongthis situation, you will want to be sure that by the manufacturer. Be sure to choose with the price to calculate the true cost ofyou have chosen a manufacturer with a reputable manufacturer that is open your purchasing decision. What you arean excellent history of warranty service. and forthcoming with independent proof ultimately going to determine is the overallSomeone who has been in business at of their performance claims. You must value that each of your choices would giveleast as long as their warranty period. A trust that the manufacturer will be there you. Naturally, you should choose the optionlow-price manufacturer is very unlikely to to stand behind their product warranty. that gives you the best and greatest value.be there for you when you really Choose a manufacturer that has projects And it is not necessarily the one with theneed them. that have already outlived their warranty lowest price. Krystol® Magazine Volume 15 | Issue 2 5
  6. 6. Waterproofing was essential for 700 West 8th’s underground parking. 700 west 8th Uncompromising quality with shotcrete VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA | COMPLETED 2011 Vancouver, Canada, is often hailed McFarlane Green Biggar Architecture + as one of the most beautiful and liveable Design to ensure the homes at 700 West cities in the world. On the edge of the 8th feature a top quality finish, setting 700 Pacific Ocean and nestled against West 8th apart from the competition. the Rocky Mountains, there is limited space to build and it is in great demand. To complete the development, the team Using Kryton’s When it comes to developing premium had to overcome some significant site KIM in the residential property, developers must challenges and work to a tight deadline. build quickly without compromising With quality and corporate reputation shotcrete as quality, and maximize space in tight paramount, Westbank and contractor the concrete locations. These were the challenges ICON Pacific turned to the experts at for one of Vancouver’s latest premium Kryton International Inc. to ensure high waterproofer developments: 700 West 8th. quality, leak-proof construction of the development’s below grade parking facility. helped us Completed fall 201 this 4,680 sq. 1, complete the m (52,000 sq. ft.) development was Waterproofing was essential for 700 West designed by Henriquez Partners 8th’s underground parking. project on time Architects and has 128 units arranged with a fast over 19 floors. A mix of one, two and From the start, waterproofing was three bedroom units, the development recognized as critical because of the site’s paced schedule. features condos, townhouses and location in the path of continuous run-off penthouses. Owner/developer Westbank at the base of a long steep slope starting Projects Corp. appointed award-winning some thirty blocks to the south and ending6 www.kryton.com
  7. 7. The homes at 700 West 8th feature a top quality finish,setting 700 West 8th apart from the competition.in False Creek. Another significant challenge to effectivewaterproofing was the tight location of the site, whichwould make waterproofing using surface-applied methodsdifficult. There was no time to waste: with a demandingschedule, shotcrete was the chosen construction methodand an integrated system to provide waterproofing wasrequired. That’s where Westbank and Icon Pacific workedwith Kryton to find a system to meet their needs.On the Pacific west coast, structural shotcrete is fastbecoming the preferred material in the construction offoundations, building tanks, and many other structures.Shotcrete is attractive because it saves time and money,with half the forming and equipment of regular cast-in-place methods. Kryton has an impressive track record ofsuccessfully applying its expertise to other local waterproofshotcrete projects, including residential developments byWhite Water and Onni at Ora in Richmond, and Aragon’sThe Station St John’s in Port Moody. Many commercialand industrial projects also rely on shotcrete solutions andKryton products for below grade tanking. For example,Kryton worked with Whitewater/Conshot on shotcretearound an electrical room and pits at a new IKEA storein Richmond; a 30 ft. high, two ft. thick wall at the MountPleasant Power Substation; and a cistern at popular visitorattraction, Van Dusen Gardens.The Quorum Group applying shotcrete at 700 West 8th forICON Pacific is the latest example of constructing belowgrade parking without cast-in-place forms and externallyapplied membranes. There are two levels of below gradeparking facilities, and Kryton’s Krystol WaterproofingSystems were used to tank the below grade concrete thatwas placed. Noting that traditional membranes can be achallenge because the high speed in which the concrete isforced out of the nozzle can displace or tear conventionalsurface-applied systems, the team opted for Kryton’sKrystol Internal Membrane (KIM) to ensure a leak-proof,high quality, waterproofing solution.KIM Admixture is integrated with the concrete mix at theready-mix facility. This provided several clear cost and timeadvantages to the project team: • Eliminated on-site preparation for applying external waterproofing membranes • Increased jobsite productivity by having the waterproofing already in the shotcrete mix Krystol® Magazine Volume 15 | Issue 2 7
  8. 8. Features of 700 West 8th: 36 pails of Krystol Waterstop Treatment 144 pails of Krystol Waterstop Grout 700 cubic meters of A tight building footprint made waterproofing with Shotcrete was the method used to construct the perimeter walls surface-applied membranes difficult. foundation at 700 West 8th. • Mitigated concerns over damaging external waterproofing membranes Waterstop Joint System • Quality Assurance 5600 kilograms of during the shotcrete application KIM Admixture • Eliminated the need for detailing Vancouver’s housing market is dominated around soil nails by condo-style developments and developers will continue to face the DID YOU KIM was used to tank over 700 cubic meters of concrete perimeter walls. In challenge of building quality product in a fast, efficient way to stay ahead KNOW? addition, Kryton’s Krystol Waterstop of the competition. 700 West 8th is System was used on the vertical and the latest development to show how horizontal construction joints to keep them opting for shotcrete and a best-in-class as water tight as the shotcrete itself. waterproofing solution can deliver the desired results. For complete peace of mind, ICON Pacific and Westbank chose to use Kryton’s Bryan Tucker, VP of Construction for ICON Krystol Assurance Program (KAP) to Pacific, notes “Using Kryton’s KIM in the mitigate risk and provide a better end shotcrete as the concrete waterproofer product for their shareholders. While helped us complete the project on time all Kryton products are covered by a with a fast paced schedule. Due to our standard material warranty, the KAP is success on 700 West 8th, we have been While Vancouver enjoys the mildest a performance-based guarantee with a using Kryton’s Krystol Waterproofing climate in Canada, it receives an robust, all-inclusive material and labor System on a variety of other projects average of over 125 cm (49.5 in.) of rain warranty combined with a comprehensive in different parts of the lower mainland per year and December is typically the quality control service. of BC.” ICON has since used the same rainiest month. Vancouver’s sea breezes shotcrete and waterproofing system for and mountainous terrain creates a The KAP guarantees Krystol-treated 60 West Cordova, 6th and Fir, and the series of microclimates with significant areas remain watertight for 10 years from Avra in White Rock, with more projects to differences in rainfall measured within the day the system is completed and dry. come in the future. just a few kilometres. It also provided the team at 700 West Some of Vancouver’s most torrential 8th the enhanced quality control and rains are caused by a meteorological supervision they were looking for: phenomenon known as the Pineapple • Mix Design review Express. This weather system carries • Construction detail review a strong and persistent flow of • Supervision during placement of KIM atmospheric moisture and associated treated concrete heavy rain from the waters around the • On-site training for Kryton’s Krystol Hawaiian Islands up to locations along the Pacific coast of the US and Canada.8 www.kryton.com
  9. 9. CEO COLUMNKARI YUERS, PRESIDENT & CEO | KRYTON INTERNATIONAL INC.It seems like every-other week you together to create new masterpieces for construction practices that saved thousandshear about the state of our failing the 21st Century. of lives in Chile.infrastructure, the crumbled aftermathfrom a recent earthquake or litigation for Europe is home to internationally With so much successful concreteshoddy construction. renowned bridge designers such as construction, it makes me wonder about Professor Michel Virlogeux who has what we can do as a concrete communityConcrete has been around for designed more than 100 bridges to help developing nations and share thethousands of years, but over the last including the record breaking Normandy accumulated knowledge of the industry.few decades, we have seen significant Bridge, the pre-stressed concreteimprovements and technologies that are Avignon Viaducts for the French High I’m new in the role of Chair of thechanging how we build and what we Speed Train, and the celebrated cable- American Concrete Institute’s Internationalbuild with concrete. stayed Millau Viaduct, designed with Advisory Committee, but I can see a great architect Sir Norman Foster which has opportunity for the Institute to continue toWhile I write this, I am spending some received several awards. foster relationships in the global concretesignificant time in Europe with my community that helps to add value. Our partfamily. I can’t help but be amazed by Looking back a couple years to 2010, in this will be to seek out and listen to whatthe design and age of the infrastructure within two months both Haiti and Chile is needed and to find meaningful ways tosurrounding me. And although you see were rocked by earthquakes. The deliver and connect this message.stone everywhere you look, there are earthquake in Haiti devastated much ofexceptional concrete structures created the country’s buildings and infrastructure The concrete community has many globalby the artisans of the region today. and killed more than 200,000; while the challenges, but there are passionateArtisans are engineers and architects, 500 times more powerful earthquake concrete professionals who are makingand they have harnessed the knowledge in Chile killed 800 people and left most a difference and would like to continuepast down over the centuries including of the country’s buildings standing. to contribute and give back to the globalan appreciation of art, beauty, form and There were many reasons for the concrete community. This is an exciting timedesign and fused it with cutting edge greater damage in Haiti but a couple for the concrete industry.contemporary science and engineering of the contributing factors were betterto create outstanding structures. implementation of building codes Kari Yuers, FACISomehow they seem to blend these and the execution of more disciplined Krystol® Magazine Volume 15 | Issue 2 9
  10. 10. Kryton International Inc.’s Concrete Laboratory at Kryton’s Technical Headquarters, Vancouver B.C. R&D: TRIALS LAB AND PLANT Concrete is made up of cement, water, aggregate, The Lab Trial SCMs and admixtures. Before you can pour your concrete and The purpose of a lab trial is to test for compatibility and make build your structure you need to determine the quantities of the adjustments to the mix design. Lab trials are beneficial because aforementioned components for your mix, this is your mix design. you can make adjustments to the mix design without being The mix design process starts on paper then moves to the lab for restricted by the number of trials you can perform; in the lab trial batches followed by field trials. setting you can perform hundreds of trials if needed while in the plant you are usually restricted to one or two trials. • Confirm • Test for • Test in uncontrolled • Using all the data components compatibility and conditions, and collected, the mix of mix make adjustments adjust accordingly design is ready • Determine the to wind and to be batched and quantities humidity variences used in the field10 www.kryton.com
  11. 11. Measuring the compressive strength of a concrete cylinder in a lab trialLab trials are not the time for mix design experimentation ordevelopment, this work happens long before lab trials. Trials areperformed to verify the properties of fresh concrete such as workabilityand finishing and adjust the mix design in order to obtain the bestcombination of fresh concrete properties.If possible it is best to use the same materials that will be used in thereal world pour for the lab trial.Lab Trials Versus Plant TrialsEven if you are able to use the same raw materials in your lab trial thatwill be used on-site there are still variables that cannot be duplicatedfrom the field. These differences include: • Air temperature in the lab is always controlled (23° +/- 2° C) • The wind and humidity are controlled • Materials are used when ready – there is no delay in driving the concrete to the site • Timing is controlled – you can add materials when you want • Time of day variance is not present – on the jobsite properties such Plant trials verify as temperature and moisture content of materials can change from that a concrete mixture meets morning to night design requirementsBecause of the above differences it is always good practice to perform prior to use ina plant trial following a lab trial. constructionBetween lab and plant trials the types of testing are similar; mostcommonly slump, air content and compressive strength tests areperformed on each batch of concrete over three days.The sampling frequency for some tests in plant trials is differentthan lab trials due to the volume of concrete produced. For example,samples of concrete are taken at the beginning, middle, and end pointof the discharge from the mixer for testing. At a plant where concreteis batched in a central mixer and mixed in a truck mixer, testing shouldbe performed on several different truck mixers to evaluate consistency. Trials can prevent futureNo Trials problems on-site.One of the main performance requirements in determining a suitablemix design is compressive strength. When a ready-mix companysubmits a mix design for engineering approval, strength test resultsfrom previous projects can be used in place of trial data, provided thatthe ready-mix company has a standard mix design and consistentmaterial source that meets the project specifications. There areguidelines published by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) thatengineers and concrete producers can use to determine appropriateconcrete mixtures using statistical analysis of past field data orconducting laboratory trials. However, for new mix designs that requirevalidation of mix proportioning, there is no substitute for trials eitherin a laboratory or in a plant. Testing will determine the compatibility ofmaterials and can mitigate potential other problems. Krystol® Magazine Volume 15 | Issue 2 11
  12. 12. KRYTON NEWS WELCOME TO OUR NEW DISTRIBUTORS Al Jaber Structural JIT (Cambodia) Co., Ltd Protection Co. Cambodia Qatar www.jit.com.kh 00974 5588 2371 Kryton attended World of Concrete 2012 in January. We debuted our new booth complete with a simulated concrete column with a working leak. Fernco Environmental Organizarte, S.A UK & Ireland Guatemala www.ferncoenvironmental.com www.duratop.net Al-HanDsya for tO FIND A DISTRIBUTOR Construction and NEAR YOU, PLEASE VISIT: Real Estate Egypt KRYTON.COM 002 02330 4664 Kryton representatives at the International Concrete Repair Institute’s Spring Convention in Quebec City. Upload Your Video and you could receive a FREE Kryton Technical Jacket, PLUS a chance to win a Kryton branded iPad! • It only takes 10 minutes! • Upload your short video • If your video is selected for our site, you will receive a Kryton Technical Jacket, perfect for the jobsite • PLUS One lucky video will win a new iPad, preloaded with all our Kryton Technical Information. LATEST VIDEOS CYPRESS MOUNTAIN Visit www.kryton.com/reel CONCRETE PHILOSOPHER for contest information or to submit your video. CENTRAL COAST WATERPROOFING Visit www.kryton.com/reel to view.12 www.kryton.com
  13. 13. ASK A KRYTON EXPERTINSIGHTS FROM THE LARGEST CONCRETE PERMEABILITYTESTING LABRATORY IN NORTH AMERICA.US E OF GG B FS (G ROU N D G RAN U LATE DB LAST FU R NACE S LAG) I N CONCR ETE M IXE SSupplementary cementitious materials (SCM) are commonly added to today’sconcrete mixes. One common SCM is Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag.Q: What is Ground Granulated 100 per cent of the price of cement. AsBlast Furnace Slag (GGBFS)? a rule of thumb, the production of one ton of Portland cement will produce aboutA: Blast Furnace Slag is a waste one ton of carbon dioxide emissions.product of iron and steel production and Using GGBFS can lead to significant Alireza Biparvais used in the construction industry in a reduction in those emissions. More Research & Development Manager /variety of ways. When granulated blast importantly, a key premise of green Concrete Specialistfurnace slag is ground to an appropriate building is extending the long term at Kryton International Inc.fineness, it is called Ground Granulated performance and health of structures.Blast Furnace Slag (GGBFS). It canreplace between 20 and 80 per cent of concrete is not adequately cured, addingOrdinary Portland Cement needed Q: Does GGBFS always make GGBFS can increase the permeability.in concrete. concrete more durable? While GGBFS reduces permeability A: As long as the correct proportions are when used in the correct proportion, itQ: Why use GGBFS? used when replacing Portland cement is not the equivalent of a waterproofer. with GGBFS and the concrete is cured Under hydrostatic pressure, otherA: The construction industry’s desire properly, the durability of the structure Permeability Reducing Admixturesfor cost savings, greener practices, will be enhanced, leading to a longer life for Hydrostatic Conditions (PRAHs)and enhanced structural durability for the concrete. Nevertheless, studies are required to make concrete lessare driving factors in the adoption of found that properly designed and cured permeable and more durable.GGBFS into more concrete mixtures. concrete containing GGBFS has lower permeability than Ordinary Portland Ask Kryton your concrete related questions!Based on the availability and grade of Cement concrete. However, studies by Email: info@kryton.comGGBFS, its price is approximately 85 to Toronto University have shown that if Krystol® Magazine Volume 15 | Issue 2 13
  14. 14. KRYTON IN CHINA China’s construction industry saw significant growth, going from $0.7 trillion USD in 2007 to $1.8 trillion USD in 201 and 1, these numbers are expected to rise. China’s central government is planning to invest $160 billion USD in economy housing, that coupled with $1.03 trillion USD earmarked for infrastructure during 201 1-2015 has the China construction market poised for continued growth. China’s concrete and cement products grew over 30% from 2006-2010 and is one of the building material industry’s fastest growing sectors. Kryton has maintained a consistent presence in China since 1980 and in 2000 the first Kryton China office was opened. As China’s construction industry has grown significantly over the past decade the need for concrete and related waterproofing and repair products has grown exponentially. Kryton continues to invest heavily in this market with two new hires for the Beijing office in 2011. Shanghai Songjiang Villa Vancouver Forest Sonjiang Villa is an upscale private residence located Vancouver Forest is a unique 900-unit residential development in Shanghai. The sprawling 1500 square meter (16,000 designed to replicate a mini-Vancouver neighborhood complete square foot) home sits on 0.6 hectares (1.5 acres) of land. with Vancouver-style housing, natural landscaping and lots Kryton’s Krystol Internal Membrane (KIM) and Krystol T1 & of trees. T2 Waterproofing System were used to waterproof multiple elements of the estate including the washrooms, balcony, The project was won with collaboration between our Beijing exterior walls, swimming pool and sauna. Then the entire villa office, our head office in Vancouver, and Canada Mortgage and received an application of Hydrostop Sealer to protect the Housing Corp (CMHC). In addition to the Kryton BC connection stone and maintain the original appearance of the high-end the project was designed by Vancouver based architects, home. To date this was the largest application of Hydrostop Ekistics and features BC wood in the framing. Sealer in China. Krystol Internal Membrane (KIM) admixture was used to waterproof the below grade areas of the homes. The team also used Kryton’s Krystol Waterstop System for joints to ensure a fully tanked basement. The homes are being built in phases with an estimated completion date of 2015.14 www.kryton.com
  15. 15. CHINA DISTRIBUTORS Kryton has exclusive distributors throughout China. Contact the distributor in your region to find out more about Kryton’s waterproofing products or contact the Kryton Beijing office at www.krytonchina.com or by phone at 010-51285665. Shanghai Supers Industrial Co. Ltd (Anhui) www.sps100.com Beijing Haichuan Jincheng Science and Technology Ltd Co.  (Beijing)Vancouver Pavilion 86 1051285658The Vancouver Pavilion was constructed for the 2010 Dongguan Caili Building Maintenance Technique Ltd.Shanghai Expo. The three-story pavilion was designed with (Dongguan)green materials and showcased Vancouver’s transformation www.cai-li.comfrom Expo 1986 into one of the world’s most desirable Hunan Kaidun Waterproof Engineering Co. Ltdcities today. (Hunan) 86 73185862858Kryton’s Krystol T1 & T2 and Krystol Bari-Cote products wereselected to waterproof the foundation and elevator pits of the Suzhou GIFT Energy-Conservation Technology Co. Ltd.Vancouver Pavilion. (Suzhou) 86 512651575873 million people visited the 2010 Shanghai Expo. Nanjing Yunlv Building Materials Co. Ltd (Nanjing) 86 02586562973 Dalian Kryton Waterproof System Co. Ltd. (Liaoning) 86 41183895657 Dynamic New Style Waterproof Building Materials Co. Ltd (Yantai) 86 5356649347 Shanghai Beiyuan Industrial Co. Ltd. (Shanghai) 86 2165256529 Chengdu Kaidun Underground Project Disease Prevent and Control Co. Ltd. (Sichuan) 86 2887076552Guandi Hydropower Station Tianjin Hong Ba Waterproofing Material Co. Ltd. (Tianjin City)The Guandi Dam is part of the large Guandi Hydropower Station 86 2228229431on the Yalong River (a tributary of the Yangtze River) in Sichuan Hangzhou Guo Dian Dam Safety Engineering Co. Ltd.Province. The Guandi Dam has a generating capacity of 2400 (Zheijang)MW and will generate power for the Sichuan Province area. www.hzgdfs.comThe 168 m (551 ft.) tall dam is a gravity dam constructed usingroller-compacted concrete (RCC). The entire face of the talldam was coated with Kryton’s Krystol T1 & T2 surface-appliedwaterproofing system to protect the important structure from thehigh water pressure. Krystol® Magazine Volume 15 | Issue 2 15
  16. 16. WHAT’S YOUR PLAN WHEN THE CONCRETE AND THE ENVIRONMENT NEED PROTECTING? ONLY KRYTON PROTECTS CONCRETE AND THE ENVIRONMENT PERMANENTLY. Kryton’s crystalline technology allows you to build right to the property line, so you have more space with which to create. Our superior products help bring even your most innovative designs to life. And our comprehensive system helps you avoid trade-offs between LEED certification and the realities of budget and schedule demands. www.kryton.com Kryton takes the risk out of concrete waterproofing. +1.604.324.828016 www.kryton.com

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