Respara at Brentwood
Respara at Brentwood

Respara at Brentwood by Developer/General Contractor James Kennedy Construction. Dricrete replaced all specified membranes over lagging and soldier piles saving two months off the critical path schedule.

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Halcyon House in Costa Mesa
Halcyon House in Costa Mesa

One of the premier jobs in Orange County in 2020, The Halcyon House (The Met) in Costa Mesa. Developer/GC is Lennar/LMC, with Covi Concrete installing two levels of monstrous parking over 5 acres. Nationwide Shotcrete using Cemex readymix....and Dricrete!

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Silicon Beach in Playa Vista
Silicon Beach in Playa Vista

Cool area off the 405 on Sepulveda, KCS West (Kajima) utilized Dricrete directly against temporary shoring; replacing all membranes. DF Perez, with the help of Guzman Shotcrete and Associated Readymix did all the concrete installations.

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The Cumulus District in West Adams area of LA
The Cumulus District in West Adams area of LA

Another high-profile job by Covi Concrete for Carmel Partners. Nationwide Shotcrete, Cemex, and Dricrete. Most notable landmark south of the 10 freeway leaving downtown west.

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LA Produce by Pankow - DTLA
LA Produce by Pankow - DTLA

Continuum Partners tapped Pankow to put their 4-story mixed office and retail complex in the trendy arts district in DTLA, over 2-level parking.

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ASTM C494 Type S Admixture

Dricrete addressed here, is considered a complete water and damp proofing system; and is the only 20-Year warranted "Membrane Free" system currently in the Western US.

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                                        03 00 00 Concrete -
                                        03 30 00 Cast-in-Place Concrete
                                        03 37 00 Specialty Placed Concrete/Shotcrete
                                        03 40 00 Precast Concrete
                                        03 50 00 Cast Decks and Underlayment
                                        03 70 00 Mass Concrete 

                                        07 00 00 Thermal and Moisture Protection -
                                        07 01 00 Operation & Maintenance of Thermal                                                         & Moisture Protection 
                                        07 10 00 Dampproofig & Waterproofing 
                                        07 16 00 Cementitious & Reactive                                                                             Waterproofing 

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The Backstory

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Historically the most common way to "protect" structural/reinforced Concrete has been traditional water/damp proofing membranes; peel-n-stick, glued, nailed, rolled on and sheets.  The detail above says it all.... On the left, a popular Grace system that's been around for years. A number of products carefully glued and taped into position.  Seperate trades that must be coordinated to come back several different times between plumbing and concrete installations. On the right, an integral concrete admixture detail.  A proprietary 'swellstop' mortar product installed properly at joints.  Perhaps an 'Enjecto Tube' system for higher risk environments.  Period.  Now in your mind, what system has the greatest risk of failure?  There are close to a 100 of these jobs that have been in service for years on the West Coast.  The learning curve is in place to easily cut 30% to 70% off your "Waterproofing Trade" line number.  No more "Finger Pointing".   Most importantly, if there is a leak with this system....that's where the fix is - drill, inject, patch/sack....done.  No more "chasing" leaks....

Today, DRICRETE is the state-of-the-art answer to changing the overall nature of Concrete - normal concrete with a permeance in the 20 - 200 US Perm range with the addition of DRICRETE is lowered to a warranted, tested and insured level of ultra-low permeability.  Water/Damp Proofing delivered in your concrete.  With our joint & penetration design and installation, 24/7 Field Quality Control, and 20-Year Warranty ~ 

a complete Waterproofed Enclosure system for your Building Envelope.

Historically Speaking

Waterproofing has always been one of the larger contracts on a project; usually just behind steel and concrete in expense - but always an Imperfect Trade with a heavy footprint of waste...

Product Applications -  Foundations, Foundations....and more Foundations!


With teams of guys on perfect, uninterrupted walls in the installation brochures of Grace, Tremco and Cetco.


 Reality is...

 ...far different  with dozens of rakers....and hundreds of tie-backs on a "real" congested construction site.  Knowing water sits horizontally....and traditional membranes are lapped vertically??

Realistically throw in a few weeks of delay with some wind and rain....

and let the finger pointing begin.


Any structural concrete contractor in the field for more than 5 minutes knows traditional waterproofing membranes just DO NOT WORK....


DRICRETE does work, ALL THE TIME.  In fact, it gets more effective as time goes on, can't be misplaced, and can be budgeted in the $5.00 a square foot, installed, range - COMPLETE*.  Integral admixture in the concrete, proprietary joint and penetration prep, constant field installation supervision AND a 20-Year Performance Warranty..."if it leaks, we'll fix it."

*Dricrete starts at $5.25 a sq.ft., installed, range, and goes up....as the "risk" goes up - but always at least 30% lower (usually closer to 50% cheaper) than traditional membranes and coatings.


Throughout California (and the west coast) there has been a documented and established track-record of projects where owner/developers have consistently saved time, saved money and drastically lowered their construction risk levels by eliminating traditional water/damp proofing membranes.  Because of the land values in Southern California, the norm is to create tenant parking below a building (Type I Building Construction); often called subterranean foundations.  Historically we've "protected" these structural concrete structures with membranes; liquid, sheets, and plastics....all to varying degrees of success.  Today, that old risky path of failure has been interrupted.  Every day we are proving our Value Proposition by tackling the traditionally most difficult waterproofing jobs - BELOW GRADE, BLIND-SIDE WATERPROOFING - with a flawless record-to-date.

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Dricrete will save you a minimum 7 working days for each subterranean level.

Far more predictable and reliable form of

water/damp proofing.

NO Pre-Activation of bentonite products and

  Lightest carbon/land-fill footprint available.

Starts at the $5.00 a square foot range; installed, with a flawless 20 Year Performance Warranty.



We are the Concrete Foundation Waterproofing Experts in California -
If you want your podium a month or two faster....Call us today!

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