The University of Nevada, Reno Takes Home First Place with Hycrete
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARLSTADT, N.J., August 12, 2014 – Hycrete, Inc., a leader in waterproofing and corrosion protection technologies for concrete, is proud to announce the use of its hydrophobic concrete admixtures in the winning design at the annual Concrete Canoe Competition organized by the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers). The team from the University of Nevada, Reno took home first place, utilizing an optimized concrete mix design containing Hycrete’s hydrophobic admixture.
According to Kristin Kramer, a University student and Co-Project Manager for the team, “using Hycrete reduced water marks left behind on the canoe after being submerged in water.” “Hycrete not only improved the workability and ease of placement for our project, but I believe it also led to a better surface finish throughout our competitions,” stated Devin Larson, UNR Mix Design Manager.
Hycrete admixtures dramatically reduce water absorption in concrete by blocking capillaries, and slowing capillary absorption. A standard commercial concrete mix has average water absorption of 4.0-10.0%. By contrast, concrete with a Hycrete admixture typically has water absorption of 0.3-1.0%. Hycrete also meets both requirements for permeability-reducing admixtures – in conditions both with and without hydrostatic pressure. Because of its performance in these conditions, Hycrete is often used in both commercial, industrial, and infrastructure applications requiring maximum protection from water intrusion over time.
“Hycrete is proud support young architects and engineers in their educational pursuits. By sharing our knowledge and waterproofing expertise, Hycrete hopes to inspire these students to achieve their professional dreams,” comments Fazal Wahab, Hycrete’s Director of Engineering.
For more Hycrete information, please visit www.hycrete.com.
About Hycrete Inc.
Based in Carlstadt, 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. Hycrete’s vapor solution leverages the company’s field service expertise to deliver superior moisture-protection solutions for flooring. 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.
# # #