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MARION HOSPITAL Waterproofing

Central Coast Waterproofing

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Location

1400 E Church Street
Santa Maria, CA
93454

Client/Owner

Dan Blough Construction/Marion Hospital

Consultants

  • Wiss, Janney, Elstner & Associates

Project Status

Built

Year Completed

2011

Size

2,400 sq. feet

Construction Cost

$18,000

Type

Healthcare
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Project Description

Life critical backup electrical systems for Marion Hospital lie below the block walls and roof of Marion Hospitals generator room. Water leaked in earlier this year and caused a $600,000 system to blow out. With another $5,000,000+ in equipment and lives on the line, waterproofing was required ASAP.

The general contractor, Dan Blough Construction, had received a specification for "waterproofing" using Dow Corning Elastomeric coatings. Central Coast Waterproofing was asked to bid the job using the specification.

Inspecting the job and reviewing the nitty gritty details in the spec, I realized that the Dow Corning product had serious limitations for this project. Multiple penetration in the CMU wall would prevent the elastomeric from being able to perform properly.

In discussions with the General Contractor and the Hospitals representative, we produced a specification for using Kryton Crystalline Waterproofing that was accepted. Once our contract was signed, the work was scheduled and completed in 2011.

Pressure washing the walls clean of dirt and contaminates, we then began applying Kryton T1 and T2 waterproofing by hopper gun to 2400 square feet of block walls and caps.

The Kryton was wet cured for 72 hours after application, whereby the crytals in the mix will grow into the concrete and seal the capillaries in the block wall, thereby waterproofing the walls.

Kryton requires no further maintenance, unlike the Dow product specified originally.

Kryton is excellent for waterproofing on the negative and positive sides of walls, elevator pits, floors and any other concrete surface that needs to be free of leaks. With factory reps overseeing aplication, factory written warranties and authorized applicators, you can be sure of a high quality factory backed job with Kryton and Central Coast Waterproofing.
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