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Santa Maria, CA United States

Central Coast Waterproofing


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.


Project Details

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    Dan Blough Construction/Central Coast Waterproofing
  • Other: Wiss, Janney, Elstner & Associates 
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    2,400 sq ft
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Specified Products

Kryton Kryton T1 & T2

A surface-applied treatment for new and existing concrete, Krystol T1 and T2 grow deeper in concrete, and outperform direct competitors for waterproofing properties in independent side-by-side tests.

For new & existing concrete, Krystol T1 & T2 grows deeper into concrete and outperform direct competitors for waterproofing properties in independent side-by-side tests.

How It Works

Krystol T1 & T2 is an “in-depth” concrete treatment that is applied as a slurry or spray to the surface of existing concrete structures. In the presence of water, the special chemicals will react with the concrete to grow millions of long, needle-shaped crystals deep into the concrete mass. These crystals permanently block and prevent the passage of water through capillary pores, micro-cracks and joints. The concrete itself becomes the waterproof layer and the surface treatment is not required to remain intact for the system to be effective. As a result, the Krystol T1 & T2 System is extremely durable and will last the lifetime of the concrete. The system is comprised of two products Krystol T1 and Krystol T2.

Product Benefits

Completely eliminates the need for costly and labor-intensive surface-applied membranes

Is ideal for below grade applications, reservoirs and pipelines and can withstand high hydrostatic pressure

The waterproofing is not affected by surface wear or abrasion and will never require re-application • Self-seals micro-cracks and stops water ingress

Safe for contact with potable water and Certified by NSF to NSF/ANSI Standard 61 Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects

Prevents corrosion



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