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The self-healing benefits of Triton TT Admix

Sunday, April 15th, 2012
Self healing TT Admix at work on minor shrinkage crack

Self healing TT Admix at work on minor shrinkage crack

Triton’s unique chemical treatment for waterproofing and protecting concrete is designed to be used as an admix at the time of batching. The active chemicals react with fresh concrete to generate a non-soluble crystalline formation which seals the concrete itself against the penetration of water or liquid, protecting it from the deterioration effect of harsh environmental conditions.

This picture illustrates the system’s active and self-healing nature. The thermal/shrinkage crack to a basement wall, which occurred during the concrete’s hydration process, allowed water to pass through the structure. The white substance emanating from the crack, over the water, is actually crystallization growth. The crystals have self healed the fissure behind them and the excess white crystallization growth on the surface shows that the TT Admix Super has chemically reacted, healing the crack and avoiding the need for costly, time consuming repairs.

This photo also highlights the fundamental advantage of Triton’s active and in depth crystalline waterproofing system over the passive/dormant admixture types, which solely block capillaries, yet still allow ground water to migrate via cracks.  Unlike Triton’s active system, they cannot react and self heal, and when leaks occur costly repairs such as chasing out, plugging and re-profiling or pressure injection processes are necessary.