How it Works
Unlike membrane and barrier systems,
Contite’s crystalline coatings provide enhanced
protection against moisture transmission because they
do more than provide a barrier at the point of water
contact — they
become an integral part of the concrete’s physical structure.
Upon contact, the active chemicals in Contite are “pulled” into the capillaries of the cement due to the differences
in the pH value between the concrete and Contite’s
active ingredients. Once inside, the chemicals react
with the free lime in the cement, setting up crystalline
structures that fill the pores, permanently stopping
the transmission of moisture.
Contite Advanced Crystalline Formulations
Advanced Continuous Penetration
Using the most advanced manufacturing
techniques and proprietary blends of silicates, all of Contite’s
products include Advanced Continuous Penetration — ACP3 technology.
Contite’s formulations with ACP3 mix
faster and more uniformly, penetrate deeper, and cure faster
and harder. And all Contite waterproofing products with ACP3 are
designed to meet or exceed the NSF-61 standards for contact
with potable water, making Contite the perfect solution for
aquariums, water tanks and treatment facilities.
Concrete treated with Contite’s ACP3 products
are also self-healing. Years after the application, hairline
cracks (up to 1/16") or surface damage that occurs
(due to settling or impact) will self-heal.
Any moisture that begins to penetrate
the concrete will reactivate the ACP3 compounds. New
crystalline structures will form in the compromised area
resealing the concrete from water infiltration — while
still allowing the structure to breathe.
of the sophisticated chemistry employed, Contite with ACP3 requires
no pre-watering or waiting weeks for concrete curing
prior to application — saving hours of labor
and project time. And Contite with ACP3 does
more than just seal out water — it protects the concrete
from many industrial chemicals, salt water, and pH levels
down to 4.5.* You simply won’t find a tougher,
easier to apply, or more durable solution anywhere.