How it Compares

Comparison of Concrete Waterproofing Product Types

See Definitions of Waterproofing Product Types TECHCRETE 2500 Waterproofing Agent SILANES (Water or Solvent based water repellent) CONVENTIONAL SILICATES (Sodium, Potassium, Lithium and Colloidal) POLYURETHANES EPOXY LIQUID APPLIED MEMBRANE COATINGS SHEET MEMBRANES CRYSTAL ADMIXTURES
Seals Existing Cracks up to 2.0 mm Wide
YES
NO
NO
YES
YES
YES
YES
NO
Seals Future Cracks up to 0.4 mm Wide
YES
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
Forms a Gel / Sub-Surface Membrane (inside the concrete)
YES
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
Fast Application & Low Installed Cost
YES
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
One-time Application… Never Needs to be Re-Applied
YES
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
YES
Trafficable in 6 hours or Less
YES
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
Increases Hardness of Concrete from 6 to 8 on Mohs Scale (granite)
YES
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
Potable Water Approved
YES
NO
NO
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
Does Not Form a Film/Cannot be Damaged by Traffic or Trades/Seamless
YES
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
YES
Excellent in High Thermal Stress Areas
YES
NO
NO
YES
NO
YES
YES
NO
Penetrates Deep in the Concrete (3/4’’)
YES
NO
YES
NO
NO
NO
NO
YES
Protects concrete for the life of the structure
YES
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
YES
Zero VOC’s & Non-Toxic — Environmentally Friendly
YES
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
YES
Withstands virtually Unlimited Hydrostatic Pressure
YES
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
Prevents Freeze-Thaw Damage
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
40+ yr field experience
YES
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
Outgassing Ability and Chloride Ion Resistance
YES
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
YES
Resistance to Damage
YES
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
YES