Wall Sealing and Waterproofing: Xypex
RC Waterproofing offers a unique wall coating for eliminating water entering through your walls. Xypex Crystalline waterproofing technology, developed 40 years ago for underground concrete structures. This unique coating can be applied from the inside to damp/wet walls, reduces vapor drive, waterproofs the walls, and reduces the presence of water which can lead to mold and fungus.
This is not a paint or as seen on tv product. This basement waterproofing coating is a blend of Portland cement, sand, and proprietary non-toxic, potable water approved, no VOC powder chemicals. It is permanent, can be painted, and seals up to 12” through concrete.
Why Xypex is Different?
The crystalline nature of the Xypex waterproofing system provides many application advantages over traditional barrier products.
Xypex does not require a dry surface; in fact, a wet surface is necessary.
Xypex does not require dry weather to be applied.
Xypex does not require costly surface priming or leveling prior to application.
It cannot puncture, tear, or come apart at the seams.
It does not require protection during backfilling or during placement of steel, wire mesh or other materials.
It can be applied on either side of a concrete surface – the negative or the positive (water pressure) side.
Xypex does not require sealing, lapping and finishing of seams at corners, edges or between membranes.
It is less costly to apply than most other methods.
The Application Advantages
The Xypex crystalline system for concrete waterproofing is substantially different from traditional barrier products — like membranes and cementitious coatings.
Check these differences:
Xypex creates a crystalline structure deep within the pores and capillary tracts of the concrete mass to prevent the penetration of water and aggressive chemicals. In contrast, barrier-type products function only at the surface of the concrete.
Because Xypex is not dependent on surface adhesion to achieve its waterproofing effect, it is resistant to extreme hydrostatic pressure.
It will seal static hairline cracks up to 0.4 mm.
It is not subject to the deterioration problems encountered by membranes.
Xypex is permanent and reactivates whenever water is present.