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THE XYPEX ADVANTAGE

Xypex is Different

The Xypex crystalline system for concrete protection 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 concrete protection 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.

Xypex Application Advantages

The crystalline nature of the Xypex concrete protection 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.
  • seams at corners, edges or between membranes.
  • It is less costly to apply than most other methods.
 

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