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Experience with Xypex and Crystalline Waterproofing Products?

Posted by ken_mce (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 14, 09 at 7:09

I was wondering if anyone here had any experience with crystalline waterproofing products good or bad? There are perhaps half a dozen brands ( Xypex, Kryton, Penetron, etc) and all of them seem to work by growing crystals into masonry through the existing pore spaces. I'm leaning towards the Xypex myself, (although I don't have a price yet) and wondered how other people had done?

I would be applying it to an existing wall, not mixing it into the cement before construction.

Thanks, folks!

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RE: Experience with Xypex and Crystalline Waterproofing Products?

I've used Permaquik from Tremco on the exterior of new foundations. The downside is cleaning the walls with diluted sulfuric acid--full face mask, goggles and gloves. Now, for exteriors I use an impermeable membrane. Permaquik is still good for interior use; and I like its products for coves if you are redoing the wall from the outside.

RE: Experience with Xypex and Crystalline Waterproofing Products?

I have had great success with Xypex on poured concrete crack repairs.

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