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RE: [Q] Moisture through capillarity - prevention/cure products?!?

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Papi,

Do a Google Search for "Integral Crystalline Waterproofing".  Kryton
International is one manufacturer.  The material is a chemical that travels
into concrete by capillarity and diffuses deeply.  Moisture activates the
chemical to form crystals that grow into cracks and prevent further moisture
penetration.  

Nels Roselund, SE
South San Gabriel, CA
njineer(--nospam--at)att.net

-----Original Message-----
From: Papi [mailto:papi.antoniadis(--nospam--at)gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 8:44 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: [Q] Moisture through capillarity - prevention/cure products?!?

I apologize if some of you have already seen this in groups' posting, but I
am 
desperately looking for a lead of some sort... here is the question:
----
During a recent trip to Europe I have stumbled upon the following solution
(first link is the original French-language web site, from the company in
Belgium, while the following two links are the English translations for
the specific product I am interested in):

http://www.technichem.be/fr.html

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.technichem.fr
/traitements/assechement.htm&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=2&ct=result&prev=/sear
ch%3Fq%3Dtechnisil%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN

http://64.233.179.104/translate_c?hl=en&u=http://www.technichem.fr/traitemen
ts/assechement-traitement.htm&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dtechnisil%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D
%26sa%3DN

(if the links wrap, you may have to "put them back together")

Here is my question: as I personally have absolutely no experience
and knowledge in the area, I was wondering if someone knows of similar
solutions available in the US, and - of course - if they'd be kind enough
to point me to the company(ies) supplying such. In addition to this, I was
interested if there was such a solution for concrete (the Belgian solution
is limited to bricks).

NOTE: A Civil Engineer that I know, working in approx. this field, has
pointed me to:

http://www.epoxysystems.com/injectn.htm

which it is not what I am looking for, as the product I am interested in
has almost microscopic (capillarity level) capabilities, while the epoxy
is a mcaroscopic (cracks-level) type of product (the way I understand the
issues).

TIA,
Papi

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