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Element by Hycrete

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Hycrete’s Element is an admixture that integrally waterproofs concrete used in commercial construction. Certified to Cradle-to-Cradle by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, LLC (MBDC), Element eliminates the need for external membranes typically used to waterproof concrete, thereby making the concrete more-easily recyclable following demolition. This approach can eliminate thousands of pounds of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), CO2 and non-renewable content. Additionally, the admixture enhances structure durability by protecting against corrosion of steel rebar. In eliminating the need for a manually applied membrane, Hycrete Element can also save time in construction schedules. With typical membrane applications, contractors must often wait for the concrete to cure before a waterproofing sub-contractor can apply the membrane – even after rainfall and re-wetting. In contrast, Hycrete Element is dosed during concrete mixing and is not subject to weather delays.

 

Element by Hycrete

Hycrete’s Element is an admixture that integrally waterproofs concrete used in commercial construction. Certified Cradle-to-Cradle, ©2010 Hycrete