The official September 2019 opening of the Adagio Fort Lauderdale Beach luxury condo tower on the Intracoastal Waterway adds an elegant location to the burgeoning Fort Lauderdale skyline. Penetron crystalline technology ensures a durable below-grade foundation.
“There’s an adage among South Florida inhabitants that you can never have too much of a great view,” says Christopher Chen, Director of The Penetron Group. “The architects at GS4 Studios deliver the proof: the new Adagio Fort Lauderdale Beach luxury condo tower in Fort Lauderdale shows just how nice the views can be.”
Combining waterfront living with modern design, the Alco International Group condo development is positioned on the Intracoastal Waterway in the Central Beach district of Fort Lauderdale. The 31 luxury residences on 11 floors range from two to four bedrooms and are priced from $1.8 million. Amenities at the Adagio Fort Lauderdale Beach include: a clubroom with coffee bar, a rooftop pool, fitness center & yoga studio, garage parking and private marina.
Ensuring Durable Below-Grade Concrete Structures
“With its location right on the Intracoastal Waterway, the key concrete foundation elements of the building needed a proven solution to ensure durability,” adds Mr. Chen. “After careful review by the architects at GS4 Studios, our crystalline technology was specified as the waterproofing solution.”
At the Adagio site, the challenge of excavating and building in a place with high groundwater is compounded by the seawater from the Intracoastal Waterway. The chloride ions in the seawater are a major cause of concrete deterioration. Supermix, the ready-mix supplier, treated all concrete used for the elevator pits and retaining walls with PENETRON ADMIX to ensure durable below-grade concrete structures.
Permanent Concrete Protection – and Self-Healing Capability
Easily mixed in during batching and unaffected by climatic conditions, PENETRON ADMIX becomes an integral part of the concrete matrix. It is permanent, lasting for the life of the concrete, and provides a self-healing capability that will seal any hairline cracks that appear later on. This crystalline admixture is designed to protect concrete in critical environments, such as the construction site located at 435 Bayshore Drive in Fort Lauderdale, adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway.
“As recent test results carried out by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) have shown, concrete treated with PENETRON ADMIX can last up to 60 years longer than conventional concrete,” says Mr. Chen. “It’s the perfect fit and one of the main reasons why the architects behind the Adagio Fort Lauderdale Beach project chose Penetron technology.”