Xypex Crystalline Technology Protects Precast Structures
Precast concrete structures are called upon to perform in the most challenging environmental conditions. Used for sewage and stormwater conveyance, underground utility vaults, deep tunnel components, bridges and so much more, precast structures must be watertight to resist hydrostatic pressure and biochemical attacks. Xypex Admix, when added to the concrete batch, reacts with water and cement byproducts as the concrete sets up and cures, resulting in precast products that are watertight, resistant to adverse environmental conditions and longer lasting.
Proven in thousands of projects in all types of challenging environments, Xypex Crystalline Technology waterproofs, protects and repairs precast concrete structures before they leave the plant.
Sorek Desalination Plant
The project used over 300 tonnes of Xypex C-500 NF Admixture as well as Xypex Concentrate and Xypex Patch’n Plug for joints and other works. Xypex is proud to have been a part of this highly successful project.
Taylor Shellfish Processing Facility
Xypex Admix C-500 is providing built-in permanent protection against the harsh saltwater environment in the new wet processing facilities at Taylor Shellfish Farms. Saves construction time and eliminates future maintenance.
This roof top parking area was constructed in 2003 with an 8 cm topping over precast panels. Xypex was chosen as the only waterproofing method for this project. Xypex Admix C-1000 NF was used at a 1.5% dosage rate. Directly after construction, there was an area with minor leakage but this was fixed with an application of Xypex Concentrate. This project was visited in spring 2017 and it has remained dry since it was built.
The Bolles School
The new building at Bolles School, in Jacksonville Florida, was constructed out of pre-cast concrete panels. Xypex Admix C-500 NF was used to provide complete waterproofing for the above grade concrete walls and post tension roof panels. The purpose of using Xypex products was to provide sustainability for the building.
Mirabel Fish Ladder
Xypex Admix C-500 was added to the concrete of the replacement fish ladder at the Mirabel Diversion site located on the Russian River in Sonoma County, California. The fish ladder allows migrating salmon to swim past the inflatable dam to lay their eggs further upstream. Xypex was chosen because of its ability to protect concrete from the intrusion of water under extreme hydrostatic pressure.