Alchemco TechCrete 2500 Waterproofing Agent was voted Most Innovative Product in the Concrete Materials Category during the 2020 World of Concrete Convention. The MIP2020 is the only annual award program honoring innovative new products designed for all segments of the concrete and masonry industries.
Alchemco TechCrete 2500 Waterproofing Agent was voted the Most Innovative Product winner (in the Concrete Products Category) by all members of the concrete industry.
But… Why is TechCrete 2500 Waterproofing Agent so popular and unique? Is it the state-of-the-art 30-year labor and material watertight warranty?
For starters, it’s a two-fold time saver. Not only is it one-time application (don’t have to reapply it every 5 to 10 years like most waterproofing products), but it’s also easier and faster to apply than more traditional waterproofing products. One treatment lasts the design life of the concrete structure. TechCrete 2500 is non-toxic, 100% trafficable, and tolerates thermal stresses. This environmentally friendly waterproofing solution can qualify for either a 15-year or 30-year labor and material watertight warranty, when applied by an Alchemco Certified Contractor.
How does the chemistry work?
“Water is almost always involved in the premature deterioration of concrete,” says Peter Kesser. Kesser is Alchemco’s Global Sales Director, “However, TechCrete 2500’s unique formula works with water to continually reactivate our waterproofing products inside the concrete. That is one of the features that makes TechCrete 2500 a truly unique product in the marketplace”.
Unbeatable Concrete Waterproofing Products
With over forty years of high-level performance history in the field, Techcrete 2500 has a first-rate reputation. What makes these concrete waterproofing products so unique, is also what makes them the most effective waterproofing system on the market. These solutions protect the concrete from the inside, so you never have to worry about the surface wear and tear so prevalent with coatings or sealers. Alchemco offers the 30-year watertight labor and material warranty confidently. This is because of the superior performance that TechCrete 2500 Waterproofing Agent has exhibited for 40+ years around the globe.
How is it different from other waterproofing systems?
Coatings or sealers act as a top-coat solution. These solutions sit on the concrete surface. They simply act as a barrier, trying to keep moisture from getting into the slab. The problem with this approach is that surface-applied membranes deteriorate over time due to weather and traffic, leaving the concrete exposed after just a few years. They are also compromised and begin leaking water when new cracks form in the concrete over time. TechCrete 2500, however, penetrates into the concrete and forms a waterproofing gel. This solution quickly fills in cracks, pores, and capillaries. It provides them with maximum concrete waterproofing and protection from the inside, so it will not wear away. Just as importantly, it seals future cracks that appear over time as well … truly a lifetime waterproofing solution.
Used as part of the factory warranted TechCrete 2500 Waterproofing System (and applied by factory trained contractors), this cutting-edge, spray-applied product is revolutionizing the concrete waterproofing world.
Concrete is the world’ most utilized construction material. Because of its cost-effectiveness, and perceived durability, people use concrete to build most of our long-term infrastructure projects. Projects ranging from bridges, to dams, to ports, to buildings, to stadiums, to parking structures. “A common misconception among owners and facility managers, is that concrete will last forever … without needing any additional protection! However, concrete structures, just like anything else, must be properly protected and maintained. This is imperative in for them to survive for the full-term of their designed lifespan.” says Kerston Russell. Russel is Alchemco’s Technical Director.
The purpose of TechCrete 2500
Alchemco designed the ‘environmentally friendly’ TechCrete 2500 Waterproofing System to replace traditional membrane coatings. Alchemco also designed it to deal with all the maintenance challenges that go along with these coatings. “Our product penetrates the structure’s surface and creates a gel in the pores and cracks that expands to form a waterproof barrier inside the concrete. In addition to sealing existing cracks of up to 2 mm wide at the time of application, it also seals future cracks as they form, creating a self-healing effect.” says Mario Baggio, Alchemco CEO. This ensures full protection for the design life of the concrete structure … a one-time application!
This very affordable waterproofing system is also completely biodegradable (non-toxic …VOC free) and approved for use with drinking water (potable), which helps protect the environment. The clear and colorless TechCrete 2500 Waterproofing Agent does not change the exterior appearance of the concrete surface. As a result, it is a great solution for protecting historical structures.
About Alchemco Global
Projects throughout North America use Alchemco products. Additionally, projects on five different continents use Alchemco products. In 2018, Alchemco acquired the formulas & assets of TechCrete, LLC. – a creator and manufacturer of superior waterproofing products that have protected concrete structures around the world for the past 40+ years in 75 countries.