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April 11, 2016

PENETRON Makes Life Easier at Miami Bay Club

An expansive, multi-family luxury development on the shores of Biscayne Bay relies on PENETRON technology to protect concrete against water penetration and effects of deterioration, even under high hydrostatic pressure.

PENETRON Makes Life Easier at Miami Bay Club

Instead of a conventional membrane/bentonite waterproofing system, a crystalline admixture for the concrete slab (PENETRON ADMIX) was specified, for a considerable time & cost savings.

The Miami Bay Club, owned and developed by J. Milton Associates, is built on a prime real estate location in the Edgewater district directly on Biscayne Bay. The project comprises two structures: a 99,312 square foot (9,226 m2) tower with 152 units and a 22,228 square foot (2,065 m2) low-rise building with 17 units.

PENETRON ADMIX, a crystalline admixture that is added to the concrete during the batching phase, has numerous advantages over a traditional membrane/bentonite waterproofing system. Primarily, once the treated concrete is poured, nothing more needs to be done to ensure an impermeable concrete structure. In addition, when packaged in convenient, pre-measured soluble bags, adding the admixture to a new concrete batch becomes foolproof – and quick.

For the Miami Bay Club, about 3,000 cubic yards (2,295 m3) were treated with PENETRON ADMIX, in the foundation cap footings and the 24” post tension slab on grade; the slab alone used 2,000 cubic yards (1,530 m3) of PENETRON ADMIX-treated concrete. All resulting construction joints were permanently sealed with PENEBAR SW waterstop.

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