How DynaCrete® extends the life of concrete.
In the early 1990’s the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation & Highways (BC MOTH) was planning the (Vancouver) Island Freeway Project. This over 300 mile, 4-lane freeway with over 3 million square feet of new concrete bridge decks would be the largest project of it’s type in North America.
By the 1997 planning had got down to looking at how to best maintain these new concrete bridges and their decks. They decided to apply our DynaCrete® PIM+ Type S on 3 of 4 lanes on 25 existing bridges and 30 new ones, totalling over a half million square feet. These concrete bride decks were then inspected over the following 9 months and a report issued which resulted in our product specified as the only product to be used to treat the over 3 million square feet of new bridge decks being installed.
Between 1999 and 2002 application was completed.
In 2019 it was decided to test some of the treated decks. Tests would measure Permeability and wear due to abrasion after 20 years.
The results were published in 2020. Permeability was as if these decks had been treated a year ago, not 20 years ago, and wear due to abrasion, was between 1 mm and 3mm.
If you want your concrete, pavers, or cement based surfaces and structures to be protected as well as the BC MOTH protects its concrete, don’t waste your money on other more expensive and less effective products, use DynaCrete’s 2-step concrete preservation system.
The DynaCrete® 2 Step Concrete Preservation System
Your concrete will look and perform like the day it was treated for years and years and years.
DynaCrete® PIM+ or PIM+ Type S is applied.
This step impregnates the concrete, paver, or cement-based surface up to a ½” deep with non-water soluble silicate/glass crystals replacing the previous water soluble alkali salt crystals inside the concrete.
DynaCrete® PIM+ or PIM+ Type S can be applied to new or existing concrete. DynaCrete® PIM+ or PIM+ Type S are totally non-toxic environmentally green products with zero VOC’s. Your concrete is now:
- Permanently internally waterproof to the depth the DynaCrete PIM+ product penetrated,
- up to 98% vapour proof and
- 1500 to 2000 psi harder.
- Secondary coatings will last longer because they will bond better and bond longer to a vapour proof, harder substrate.
- Your concrete surfaces will also now resist damage from rain, salt, pressure washing, wear due to tire abrasion.
DynaCrete® PTS+ is applied.
DynaCrete® PTS+ is best applied to surfaces previously treated with DynaCrete® PIM+ or PIM+ Type S. This step provides a superior
Surface coating over the silicate/glass impregnated layer of concrete.
A DynaCrete® PTS+ treated surface will now provide:
- A non-slip, bead-up, easy clean, low maintenance surface
A concrete surface treated with the DynaCrete® 2-step Concrete Preservation System will provide:
- Years of trouble-free, great looking concrete.
- Years of peace of mind.
To learn more about DynaCrete® products please visit Dynacrete.net