Tough House offers integral water proofing as compared to membrane type. Membrane type water proofing is always susceptible to scratch and crack developments after the walls have been back filled causing leakages which are very difficult to control. In integral water proofing the whole concrete mass acts as a water repellent barrier offering superior water proofing. Our water proofing gives additional benefits of corrosion resistance to rebar a resistance to salts which prolongs the life of the structure.
Our solutions can help prevent problems such as water migration, leaks, freeze/thaw damage, corrosion, carbonation, and efflorescence. Water is essential to concrete production, placement, and curing. But once it fulfills its role in those processes, water is no longer concrete’s friend. Depending on its function and the nature of its exposure, concrete can of course perform well in wet environments. As a naturally porous material, though, and one that is prone to cracking, concrete is vulnerable to water infiltration. The unfortunate results can be freeze/thaw damage and deterioration due to corrosion of embedded steel reinforcement.
Our method that can simplify the protective process is to make concrete with admixtures that reduce its permeability—in effect to make the concrete itself waterproof. Integral water proofing impart other beneficial characteristics, such as reduced drying shrinkage, reduced chloride-ion penetration, improved freeze/thaw resistance, and enhanced autogenous sealing.The products can eliminate the need for membrane waterproofing systems and epoxy-coated reinforcement, thereby reducing the cost of waterproofing. With our world-class field service, waterproof concrete becomes waterproof construction, membrane-free. Moisture-related flooring failures are stopped. Finally, all of our sustainable concrete admixtures are Cradle to CradleCM Certified Gold, the highest standard for positive environmental impact in building materials. The result is green concrete, with enhanced concrete durability.