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    Each day concrete and masonry structures are faced with changing environmental conditions, carbon dioxide, chloride attack and other corrosive elements, leaving them vulnerable to damage and deterioration. Concrete and masonry structures undergo destructive reactions due to harsh weather conditions like rain, UV exposure or other environmental attacks. Therefore selection of the technology that […]

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A unique integral crystalline chemical treatment to waterproof and protect concrete, PENETRON PLUS is specially formulated for dry-shake applications on horizontal concrete surfaces or precast segments where greater impact and abrasion resistance is required. Packaged as a dry powder compound, PENETRON PLUS consists of Portland cement, various active proprietary chemicals and a synthetic aggregate hardener […]

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      Leaking basements can present a wide variety of problems. First of all, they have the capability of damaging a building’s structure. They can also pose other serious problems such as mold, bacterial infections and potential damage to electrical lines. Even so, leaking basements become useless since they can’t be used for their […]

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Concrete corrosion is costing the construction industry and its players millions of Shillings annually in premature repair or replacement of damaged infrastructure. But the new innovations in PENETRON CRYSTALLINE TECHNOLOGY are beginning to allow engineers, architects and contractors to create structures that heal themselves. The corrosion of reinforced concrete is a significant problem affecting reinforced […]

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Due to the increased importance of quality waterproofing in construction, especially in waterproofing water retaining structures and water excluding structures, there is a lot of misunderstanding and misjudgment about what crystalline waterproofing is (and the various other types of waterproofing that should be applied, depending on the surface) A good and competent waterproofing company will have an […]

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Generally, the prime concern for concrete for structural engineers has been its resistance to mechanical stress, i.e. strength. In recent years, durability has emerged as equally important. However, durability cannot be achieved with reducing the W/C ratio, high compressive strength, more cement, air-entraining admixtures or corrosion inhibitors alone. To achieve concrete durability in critical environments, properties like […]

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Question:  Is Penetron slurry applied on the negative side or the positive side of a concrete structure? Answer: PENETRON SLURRY can be applied on either side of the concrete structure. It will depend on the practicality and the most cost effective method of applying the slurry.   Question:  How far can Penetron slurry penetrate inside concrete? Answer: Penetron […]

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EPDM is a type of synthetic rubber Its two primary ingredients, ethylene and propylene, are derived from oil and natural gas. EPDM rubber foam sheet manufacturers produce gaskets, seals and many other custom die cut parts in EPDM elastomers for customers that span across industry groups and international locations. Applications Used in the proper environment […]

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On paper, achieving a complete waterproofed structure seems like an easy job to achieve accomplish. In fact, that is why many contractors do the waterproofing themselves. However, the following information can be used to help achieve a water-tight structure: Drainage – providing a means of removing water that enters. Drying – allowing moisture to be […]

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Climate change is seemingly constantly in the news lately. Even the Pope talked about it during his visit to Kenya recently. So, the big question is: how should new/existing developments cope with climate change-related issues? In recent years, various buildings and developments in Nairobi have been focused on going green: that is reducing energy consumption, […]

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