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Increasing Concrete Durability and Sustainability with Crystalline Waterproofing

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1 hour course
Course credit AIA 1 LU
Although known for being a strong and versatile building material, there are a number of factors that affect the sustainability of concrete, and a variety of measures that can be taken to increase its durability and extend its service life. This course discusses the environmental impact of concrete and some of the main causes of concrete deterioration, and examines how crystalline waterproofing technology can be employed to increase the durability and sustainability of concrete.

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Concrete Waterproofing with Crystalline Technology

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1 hour course
Course credit AIA 1 LU
Historically, traditional waterproofing methods involve the placement of a barrier or membrane between the concrete and water. Unlike membranes and other surface systems, crystalline waterproofing is designed to make the concrete itself waterproof. This course discusses how crystalline waterproofing technology provides a high level of performance to concrete structures and what design professionals need to know in order to specify and understand how this chemical technology can improve building projects, cut costs, and help earn LEED® credits.

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Improving Concrete Durability with Crystalline Technology

Concrete Waterproofing with Crystalline Technology

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Course credit 1 AIA LU/HSW

The use of chemical admixtures in the concrete mix can help change the nature of the concrete and overcome some of those limitations, particularly deterioration. In specific admixtures, the use of crystalline technology has been shown to be quite effective in terms of waterproofing the concrete and providing resistance to chemicals, extreme temperatures and other conditions. Engineers who recognize the causes of concrete deterioration along with the best options to overcome them can create resistive concrete components that are more durable and more sustainable in the long run.

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      Concrete Waterproofing with Crystalline Technology

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      Course credit AIA 1 LU
      Concrete is the primary material used to construct many above and below-grade structures. It is naturally porous and thus can absorb and weep water. For structures at or below grade where water infiltration may cause structural damage, concrete should be treated with waterproofing. This course will introduce you to concrete water proofing with crystalline technology.

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