Xypex

Concrete Solutions, as certified applicators of the Xypex product line, allow you to be confident that your next waterproofing project will be done on time, budget and to the stringent requirements of our vendor partner Xypex. 

 

Xypex was the originator of cementitious crystalline waterproofing products and continues to be a leader in the development and application field. The fact that Xypex Crystalline Technology is now specified and used on thousands of diverse waterproofing projects around the globe is a testament to the original concept. Crystalline waterproofing technology was an idea that grew because Xypex chemists questioned what concrete was all about and found a way to make it better. 

 

Xypex is Different

 

The crystalline nature of the Xypex waterproofing system provides many application advantages over traditional barrier products. 

 

  • Xypex does not require a dry surface; in fact, a wet surface is necessary. 
  • Xypex does not require dry weather to be applied.
  • Xypex does not require costly surface priming or leveling prior to application.
  • It cannot puncture, tear, or come apart at the seams.
  • It does not require protection during backfilling or during placement of steel, wire mesh or other materials.
  • It can be applied on either side of a concrete surface – the negative or the positive (water pressure) side.
  • Xypex does not require sealing, lapping and finishing of seams at corners, edges or between membranes.
  • It is less costly to apply than most other methods.


The Application Advantages
The Xypex crystalline system for concrete waterproofing is substantially different from traditional barrier products — like membranes and cementitious coatings.

 

Check these differences:

 

  • Xypex creates a crystalline structure deep within the pores and capillary tracts of the concrete mass to prevent the penetration of water and aggressive chemicals. In contrast, barrier-type products function only at the surface of the concrete.
  • Because Xypex is not dependent on surface adhesion to achieve its waterproofing effect, it is resistant to extreme hydrostatic pressure.
  • It will seal hairline cracks up to 0.4 mm.
  • It is not subject to the deterioration problems encountered by membranes.
  • Xypex is permanent and reactivates whenever water is present.