Our Value Proposition

1. CONCRETE IS WONDERFUL

Concrete and Steel is arguably one of the greatest building synergies in the history of mankind.  The foundation of every city in every country....beautiful and practicle.

2. CONCRETE IS NOT COMPLETELY SOLID & DOESN'T LAST FOREVER

Unfortunately, concrete is NOT completely solid and has a finite life span.  Because concrete is an aquaeous solution (containing water) it dries, cures and hydrates (3 distinct actions) that all involve the release of water/moisture.  This water/moisture takes up space.  A normal 0.45 w/cm ratio mix design will have approximately 10.73% air voids or capillaries once dried (at around 28 days). It is this "permeance" of concrete that is it's 'Achille's Heal' - allowing deletarious material to enter concrete and do debilitating damage, ending a structure's life cycle.  Please reference professors Thomas and Jennings work in the first footnote - A.

3.  OUR CONTRIBUTION ~ A DISRUPTED CAPILLARY SYSTEM

From early research in the 1950's, we've learned that a "disrupted" capillary system will lower the permeance (permeability/resistivity) greatly....and thus inhibit the process of chloride, sulfates, water and gas penetration inwards through concrete and initiating steel/reinforcement corrosion.B     The heart of our technology, several industry leading pozzolanic Integral Admixtures that swiftly and permanently disrupt the formation and function of the capillary system, by creating additional c-s-h product.  No ultra-low mix design restrictions ~ but everyday concrete mixes used in large production situations. Designed, targeted and tested to reach an Ultra Low Permeability Concrete - naturally, through supplimental cementitious action/re-hydration admixtures.

4.  THE KEY TO CONCRETE DURABILITY & SUSTAINABILITY

Today, the term Sustainability is one of the most overused terms out there. Our Value (and Sustainability) Propositions are pretty straight forward:

  • Providing a superior method in protecting all flooring, coatings and roofing against moisture/vapor emissions and insuring prestine inddor air quality,

  • Water/Damp and Methane Proofing all below-grade concrete structures within a 20-Year Performance Warranty system with concrete admixtures and the most ingenious disruptive membrane system available,

  • Providing for the most effective 'heavy duty' joint design/bridging system for concrete slabs & paving,

  • Providing superior re-usable, flexible concrete forms,

  • Providing the most advanced and affordable concrete corrosion admixtures available.

All under the Better, Faster and Less Expensive project delivery models.

A - Materials of Cement Science Primer.  Principal Investigators: Professors Hamlin Jennings and Jeffery Thomas; Page 55; Highlighted sections.

B - Chemistry of Cement; Powers, Copeland & Mann.  Originally printed in 1955.  https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/Legacy/MONO/nbsmonograph43v2.pdf  pages 592-593 (page 36 of pdf).

Jim Kaylor                                                 Tel:  310.650.4263                                Email:  jim@DurabilityConsultants.com

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