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Waterproofing concrete and cement

When you make concrete yourself, you need a number of things. In fact, anyone can make your own concrete as long as you use the right proportions. Not everyone can make concrete and cement waterproof. That goes just a step further than how you would normally make concrete. Are you curious how this should be done? Then read on.


Water is always essential in the curing of concrete, as well as in its production. Did the water fulfill the role after the curing process? Then water is no longer a friend. It is well known that concrete can perform well in moist substrates, but concrete is by nature a porous material that is prone to cracking. Moreover, concrete is vulnerable to water infiltration. If you do not waterproof concrete, it can cause freeze and thaw damage. This damage will result in corrosion attack on the inlaid steel reinforcement. This is also known as concrete rot. The method of waterproofing your concrete is by adding an addition. These are concrete sealers that you can often buy yourself. Add cement block mold to this and your concrete is waterproof. You can also use a tetrapod concrete.


The tretapod concrete is a mold for protecting concrete and is designed in such a way that the force of the incoming water decreases. The water flows around the tetrapod concrete instead of going against it. This is a new technology that is currently conquering the market. Ideal to use in combination with the cement block mold. You can also choose to use the tetrapod separately. The tetrapod ranges from small, about 1.5 tons, to very large, about 25 tons. The tetrapod is made of high-quality construction steel and will last for years thanks to the good powder coating.