September 28, 2007
Penetron Admix Helps Maintain Idyllic Lifestyle in Sanluri, Italy
Located in in the peaceful town of Sanluri is the residential development Centro Residenziale - "IL Borgo". The villas and apartments are built around a beautifully appointed, private central courtyard encompassing lush greenery, an amphitheatre, a childrens play area and a water feature.
With a relatively small footprint and the need to maximize site utilization for the 33 bilevel villas and the large central coutyard, parking was designed below the residences with private entry to each residence. With the entire parking and basement area now located below grade and subject to hydrostatic pressure, the construction company, Vacomic srl, chose to rely on Penetron Admix's proven crystalline waterproofing technology to treat the entire 1800 cubic meters of concrete poured.
With Penetron Admix in the concrete, the basement/parking concrete structures will be able to withstand hydrostatic pressures of up to 514 feet of pressure and its latent waterproofing capabilities will allow any hairline cracks that might later form due to building settlement or geologic movement, to effectively "heal" themselves in the presence of moisture.
"The residents of IL Borgo can rest assured that they will have less to worry about where underground water leaks are concerned" stated Robert G. Revera, CEO/Managing Partner of ICS Penetron International, Ltd., "and that their investment is well protected by the leading edge waterproofing technology of Penetron."