Waterproofing Bloomberg After Hurricane Sandy

Harbor waters rose along the coast of Manhattan as Superstorm Sandy rolled in.

The floor waterproofed with crystalline slurry.

The newly created waterproof room awaiting installation of submarine doors at the door openings.

Exterior view of the new interior waterproof wall.

Street-level view of the new wall.

Section showing crystalline slurry prior to wall pour.

Formwork and wood-furred joint detail, which shows the void made for the crystalline jointing material.

Birds’ eye view of the fortified mechanical room.

Krystal crystalline grout is applied between the wall and slab.

Water begins to breach the Hudson river seawall during Hurricane Sandy.

Crews create the wall around the mechanical room.

Exterior view of the newly created waterproof room.

Formed room.

Crystalline key and slurry prior to forming.

Workers wall off the mechanical room to protect it from flooding waters.

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