The PENETRON advantages

The PENETRON advantages

Unlike a coating or membrane solution, PENETRON becomes an integral part of the concrete. PENETRON enhances durability by reducing permeability of the concrete, preventing water and other corrosives agents from penetrating. 

  • Penetrates deeply: up to 1 meter; seals capillary tracts and cracks in concrete up to 500 microns in width

  • Integral: becomes an integral part of the concrete and reduces permeability; waterproofing, chemical resistance and other enhanced concrete properties remain intact even after surface damage

  • Permanent: once the concrete is treated, the PENETRON crystals remain active and part of the concrete for life

  • Enhances durability: greatly reduces permeability, allowing concrete to resist chemical attack and provides a wide range of protection from freeze-thaw cycles, corrosion, aggressive groundwater, sea water, carbonates, chlorides, sulfates and nitrates

  • Enhanced strength: does not come apart at the seams, tear or puncture; increases compressive strength of concrete

  • Economical: more effective and less costly than membranes, clay panels, pore blockers, and coatings

  • Cost-effective: does not require protection during backfilling, placement of steel or wire mesh or other common procedures; can be applied to moist or green concrete

  • Versatile: can be applied to either new or existing concrete as a coating (from the positive or negative side), as a dry-shake to horizontal surfaces or as an admixture at the time of batching

  • Safe: nontoxic, NSF61, EU and EPA-approved for potable water use

  • Experience & support: sold through a trained and authorized network of distributors around the globe. Penetron representatives provide our clients with complimentary technical and on-site support to ensure Penetron projects run smoothly.

Advantages of PENETRON ADMIX

  • Added at the time of batching, it forms an integral part of the concrete matrix and is not subject to climatic conditions or mechanical damage.
  • Available in soluble bags for ease of dosage and quality control.
  • For quality control reasons, PENETRON ADMIX contains a non-toxic, non-staining green tracer, visible in the bleed water.
  • Greatly reduces construction scheduling time and subtrade costs.