A new test developed by Kryton can be used to measure the self-sealing qualities of concrete. According to the company, the patent approval confirms the robustness of the test, therefore establishing a uniform way in which this property can be quantified. It can be used for any mix of concrete, including those that incorporate specialty admixtures.
"The test is important because it validates in the lab the self-sealing properties of concrete with a Kryton admixture," said Kevin Yuers, vice president at Kryton. "We had known from work in the field that the waterproofing admixture in our products enabled cracks to self-seal, but we also wanted to prove it in the lab."