Terms of the Trade: What is Crystalline Waterproofing?

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Crystalline waterproofing materials use blends of chemicals, crystals, and traditional cement ingredients to form moisture-resistant sealants. The chemical reactions involved in their formation create complex crystallized compounds which fill the gaps in otherwise porous concrete.

Quartz sand is a common ingredient in these products, which use proprietary mixes to create their protective effects. The resulting surfaces can help prevent moisture damage from eroding foundations, rusting metal rebar, and seeping into interior spaces. They can also protect construction elements from spalling and flaking from exposure to oil, salt, or shifts in temperature.

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