Crystalline Waterproofing Mortar
KRETESIL CR provides total and permanent waterproofing solution to water leakage, ingress or seepage in concrete structures or any cementitious substrates due its unique, surface applied penetrative capillary water proofing system.
KRETESIL CR works through internal crystallization that seals the pores and hairline cracks in the concretes thus blocking effectively further passage of water. The active chemical in KRETESIL CR serves as a catalyst to re-activate crystallization process every time water penetrates into the structure through newly formed capillaries therefore ensuring permanent water tightness.
KRETESIL CR is supplied in 25 kg bag.
Apply KRETESIL CR into two coats:
Keep the product in dry and covered shed. Exposure to extreme temperature and humidity results in the deterioration of the product’s efficiency. Shelf life is 12 months if stored tightly sealed containers under good storage conditions.
Cementitious Grey Powder
|Wet Density at 25⁰C||
|Compressive Strength at 28 days (ASTM D579)||
|Bond Strength at 28 days (ASTM D4541)||
> 1.0 N/mm2
|Chloride Content (ASTM D1556 – 04)||
|Water Vapor Transmission (ASTM E96)||
|Depth of water penetration (BS EN) 12390 - 8||
|Workable Time at 25⁰C||
Up to 30minutes
|Setting Time at 25°C||
Shrinkages and non-moving structural cracks less than 0.3mm shall be filled with a pre-treatment strip of KRETESIL CR directly bridging over the crack.
Static cracks that are greater than 0.3mm shall be repaired by chiseling the crack into a V-shape, to a depth and width of 25mm and priming it with
A18 followed by the application of Colmef cementitious repair material.
Voids and honeycombs shall be patched with BETOFINISH C, a single component polymer modified fairing coat, allowing the area to cure before applying the membrane.
Right angle bends
All right angle bends must have a coving detail installed. In areas where parapet walls, columns, pipe penetrations are present, a 45° coving fillet shall be made at all corners using BETOCEM FIBER, a Fiber reinforced shrinkage controlled mortar for concrete repair to the water saturated cured surface.
All other angles, joints, protrusions and stress joints should be pre-treated with a heavy application of KRETESIL CR extending 150mm on both sides of the coving.
Expansion and movement joints should be sealed with ELASTOSEAL PU, a Polyurethane sealant. Allow to cure before the application of KRETESIL CR.
In the event that the use of masonry brush is the method for application, mix 7 - 7.5 liters of water with 25 kg of KRETESIL CR, while when a power spray gun is being used, prepare a mixture of 8 – 8.5 liters of water with 25 kg of the product.
Mix only as much product as necessary and ensure to stir the mixture regularly. In the event that the mixture starts to set, it is not advisable to add more water, instead simply re-stir the prepared mixture
KRETESIL CR shall be applied by brush or trowel in 2 coats at a rate of 1.6kg/m² per 1mm to achieve a minimum dry film thickness of 1.0 mm for each coat.
The two coats must be applied at right angles to one another attaining a total thickness of 2.0mm.
Curing and Protection
Surfaces treated with KRETESIL must be kept damp and must be protected from the drying action of direct sunlight for a minimum period of 3 days after application.
Protect all treated surfaces from wind and frost, by covering with plastic sheeting, damp hessian or equivalent.
Clean the tools immediately after use with clean water. During work, it is recommended to place the tools in water while not in use. Cured materials
should be mechanically removed.
The surface of the concrete shall be sound, clean and uncontaminated.
This preparation shall be such as to leave a sound exposed concrete surface free from dust, loose particles and any deleterious matter. If the concrete
surface is defective or has laitance, it must be cut back to a sound base.
Moss and lichen must be removed physically followed by treatment with fungicidal wash. After treatment, it must be washed down thoroughly with clean water.
In addition, make sure that all surfaces must be damp but not totally wet before progressing the work.
KRETESIL CR is a cement-based product. Avoid contact with skin or eyes. It is recommended to use gloves and goggles during application.
In case of contact with eyes, wash abundantly with warm water and consult a doctor immediately. Provide adequate ventilation and avoid inhalation of dust.
The information in this Technical Data Sheet is based on Colmef Monneli’s experience. Colmef Monneli does not accept any liability arising from the use of its products as it has no direct or continuous control over where or how its products are applied. All Colmef Monneli’s Data Sheets are updates on regular basis. It is the user’s responsibility to obtain the latest version.
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