Sustainability

Protecting Concrete & The Environment

Xypex products and their installation provide many benefits to the concrete construction world and the pursuit of environmental sustainability.

Think Green

We don't always wave our green, environment-friendly flag, but Xypex, and its family of crystalline concrete waterproofing products have always had a warm relationship with their surroundings. In more than seventy countries for more than forty years we have a global understanding of environmental standards and expectations. We continue to support programs like ISO and building-rating systems like LEED that reinforce product quality, corporate responsibility and today's environmental concerns.

To Xypex, being green is an on-going commitment.

Energy efficiency, material selection, minimizing site impact, and VOC reduction – these are the 'green' benefits that non-toxic Xypex products provide the construction world and the pursuit of environmental sustainability.

Material and Labour Reduction

Xypex Crystalline Waterproofing can be used, as a concrete admixture thus eliminating the labour required installing membranes or coatings and significantly lowering costs and material requirements.

Recycling Concrete

Concrete waterproofed with Xypex crystalline products (coatings or admix) is fully recyclable whereas concrete that has an adhered membrane cannot be recycled.

Permanent Solution

Unlike membranes and other surface coatings, Xypex Crystalline Waterproofing cannot be punctured or damaged during backfilling and does not deteriorate over time.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Xypex Crystalline Waterproofing contains no VOCs. This compares favourably with fluid applied membranes that contain significant amounts of VOCs.

Atmospheric CO2 Reduction

Because cement production is a substantial contributor of atmospheric CO2, finding ways of reducing cement consumption is critical. High fly ash and slag replacement in the concrete mix design has gained much popularity. Xypex Admix C-500 waterproofing admixture is an effective waterproofing product in concrete with high fly ash content and slag cements. This allows for the use of high replacement mix designs.

Being Green