The Dricrete Way

Hydrophilic Technology

Dricrete is a waterproofing solution that amplifies your protection over time through hydrophilic technology. We absorb water and use it to build a protective crystalline structure — sealing up any cracks or pores in your structure. The result? Significant VE dollars and weeks of time saved.

Why does Dricrete waterproof better than competitors?

At the core of Dricrete’s success is our proprietary crystalline waterproofing technology. While other waterproofing methods are hydrophobic, attempting to repel water right at the surface, our hydrophilic technology actually harnesses water as a catalyst — making it an essential element of the waterproofing process.

How does “crystalline waterproofing” actually work?

When a cement particle hydrates, it becomes a hard, solid mass. Crystalline waterproofing adds a second set of chemicals to that mixture, which only react when your concrete gets wet. The rest of the time, they are dormant and unnoticeable. But if these two chemical groups are brought together in the presence of moisture, the end product is a non-soluble crystalline structure — essentially, waterproof armor that reinforces the concrete and prevents liquid from permeating its surface.

Any time that moisture comes in contact with the pores, capillaries, and shrinkage cracks of your structure, it becomes fuel to feed additional growth. Crystal formations seal up the cracks and protect these vulnerable spaces, becoming an integral part of your concrete in the process. Beyond keeping out water, they improve its overall strength and increase its lifespan, among other benefits. With just one simple solution, all of your structure’s weak points are reinforced, plus an extra layer of protection against corrosive elements is added.

The Process

1 Addition

Dricrete waterproofs your structure from the inside out. It is mixed into your concrete right at the start of the process, with zero extra labor on-site.

2 Diffusion

Chemical diffusion propels Dricrete past the surface of the concrete, deeply integrating the admixture throughout your structure.

3 Absorption

As moisture makes contact with the pores and capillaries of your concrete, the Dricrete is activated. This chemical reaction begins and remains active indefinitely.

4 Crystallization

Protective crystals form throughout the concrete, utilizing the moisture, and form a waterproof barrier that reinforces your structural integrity.