Concrete is highly prone to water pressure, either high or low. Few years after construction, it starts eroding and gradually exposes the base material & matrix laid. Simple concrete structures show these signs early and even come to the point of partial collapse. More than 80% of issues in a structure are concerned with moisture intrusion, results in huge renovation costs.
Overcoming water ingress in concrete with Waterproofing
Water ingress results from water seepage in the structural defects like voids, honeycombs. If the structure stands on a water table or a near a high soil moisture area; concrete faces the threat of an early degradation.
Waterproof concrete prevents water ingress thus extending longevity to the structure. Use of sustainable waterproofing membranes during construction, can protect the structure by sealing pores.
A durable concrete foundation – Waterproofing makes the structure resistant to extreme water pressures by providing hard-wearing protection that is difficult to penetrate.
Replenish concrete gaps – Shrinkage cracks & structure defects that leave space for water ingress, are replenished, resulting in effective concrete bonding, leading to prolongs structure life.
A SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION FOR EFFECTIVE CONCRETE BONDING- COLD BOND
PCC (Plain Cement Concrete) or RCC (Reinforced Cement Concrete) are cast in parts, leading to formation of cold joints.
Joints between the old and the newly cast part become a weak link due to migration of water from newly cast concrete to the cured side.
Cold joints experience shrinkage stresses resulting in cracking & de bonding, leading to water ingress.
ColdBond is a unique formulation of Acrylic reactive nanotechnology. It exhibits dual properties of reactive Organosilane and acrylic copolymer viz.
(1) Penetration & Reaction which makes the concrete surface water resistant.
(2) Penetrative property ensures Water Resistance
(3) Strong Chemical bonding & sealing prevents de-bonding
ColdBond absorb shrinkage stresses, sustain thermal cycling & produces a water resistant bonding interface.
Concrete bonding with Cold Bond is a sustainable way to create monolithic joints, eliminating seepage & leakage and ensuring a firm foundation for the structure.