Fairfield, N.J., May 27, 2021 – Hycrete, Inc., a leader in waterproofing and corrosion protection technologies for concrete, is proud to announce that it has been chosen as the waterproofing and anti-corrosion admixture for the “Little Island” Pier 55 Project in New York. Hycrete was used in the deck slab and utility room structure at the recently opened Pier 55 park project, located on the Hudson River near 14th Street in downtown Manhattan.
Due to the extensive damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, the pier was decommissioned and required significant repairs. Billionaire Barry Diller worked with the Hudson River Park Trust to transform the former pier into an immersive two-acre park that features unique concrete pads in the shape of flower petals that extend from the Hudson River to provide support for the park’s green space.
The reimagined design resulted from a collaboration between Heatherwick Studio and Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, which aimed to create a visually stunning architectural design that resembled a leaf floating on top of the water. The two firms hope to create “an oasis from urban life which would allow visitors to play, relax, imagine, and restore.”
Hycrete’s W1002 was selected to protect the project from the Hudson River’s rough brackish water. Hycrete’s waterproofing and anti-corrosion admixtures’ dual-action protection made it the perfect choice to protect the park’s most critical areas from the detrimental effects of freeze-thaw, spalling, and chloride ingress. Nearly 1000 yards of Hycrete treated concrete was used in the project, which will become one of the landmark destinations for tourists and New York residents alike. The park officially opened to guests on May 21st, 2021.
Hycrete continues to provide innovative and cost-effective waterproofing and anti-corrosion solutions for protecting the world’s most widely used building material – concrete. Hycrete strives to innovate within the waterproofing design space and offers the optimal choice for concrete corrosion protection and waterproofing, contributing to our buildings, roads, and bridges’ increased durability and lifespan.
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About Hycrete Inc.
Based in Fairfield, N.J., Hycrete, Inc. provides concrete producers, builders, designers, and owners with modern concrete construction technologies that deliver long-term water, vapor, and corrosion protection. Hycrete’s sustainable solutions, backed by industry-leading warranties, accelerate construction schedules, deliver cost savings and provide peace of mind. The company delivers integral waterproofing that eliminates the need for external membranes and offers admixtures designed to enhance concrete durability and keep water out of structures. The company focuses on sub-grade, grade, and super-grade water, vapor, and corrosion protection. Applications include deep foundation slabs and walls, podium and plaza decks, water features, green roofs, water treatment, parking, and tunnel structures. For more information, please visit www.hycrete.com.
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