HOW DOES DRYCRETE WORK?
DRYCRETE Moisture Stop goes into concrete as a unique precision-blended colloidal liquid. It’s internally generated compound or precipitate, is designed to be superior when compared to other colloidal silica compounds. The precipitate packing density is acutely precise and creates pore networks of exact uniform-sized porosity with pore sizes smaller than free moisture.
As DRYCRETE precipitate is being formed, it involves special ingredients to cause polymer cross linking and branching, encouraging polymer particle and strand connection. It creates very strong polymer chains, which provide the extra strength and durability to truly become permanent and insoluble. Furthermore, the polymer position chain and pore configuration cause DRYCRETE gel compound’s residual water or free moisture to remain in a stretched position with a density similar to that of ice. Under hard freeze conditions, this water or moisture does not expand further to cause freeze-thaw cycle damage, as does the gel compounds of other colloidal silica products.
Colloidal silica and silicate products, making similar claims, usually only form shallow, weakly linked short chain gel polymer compounds. They may or may not hold up for an appreciable length of time. They are entirely dependent on the harshness of the concrete installation’s surrounding environment. Plus, there is always the possibility that incomplete gel may migrate back to the surface, creating surface traction problems.
Additionally, DRYCRETE’s low viscosity, allows for greater penetration within the concrete matrix and continued reaction deep within a concrete mass due to its minute particle size. Because of its proprietary composition and unique capabilities, DRYCRETE does not saturate and solidify at the surface as in standard silicate based products, and therefore leaves no surface residual to impede or hinder bonding of any coatings or adhesives.