Protect the Foundation and Structure
After leveling and piling already, the next step is to build the foundation of the building. We call this stage ‘foundation and ground column’ which consists of molding, concrete pouring, curing, and waterproofing. All require focuses into details.
For stronger foundation, constructing foundation needs to choose the right products to give a perfect formwork without crack. Connecting different parts of structure such as columns and ground beams to accommodate the requirement of different compressive pressure. There might be some additional works on waterproofing system to make structure strong and lasting. Mr. Crocodile would like to recommend these 3 groups of products as followed.
Coating Concrete Formwork
- Crocodile Admix Mold-W (Water-Based Mold Release Agent)
The product is for helping mold release easily, and it covers more areas. It helps protect metal formworks from rust. It is also suitable for steel, wood, plastic, and aluminum formwork for indoor work.
- Crocodile Admix Mold-O (Oil-Based Mold Release Agent)
The product is for helping mold release easily, it covers more areas, and leave no stain. It helps protect metal formworks from rust. It is also suitable for steel, wood, plastic, and aluminum formwork for outdoor work.
Pouring, Curing, and Waterproofing Curing
- Crocodile Admix Proof (Waterproof Mixture)
The product is for mixing with concrete mixture before pouring to improve waterproof quality, and reduce pores in concrete.
- Crocodile Admix Cure (Concrete Curing Mixture)
The product is for hardening concrete surface, reducing too fast water evaporation rate. This will reduce cracks and dusts from surface. This is for general concrete curing process.
Waterproofing Ground Columns and Ground Beams
- Crocodile Super Shield (Crystalline Waterproof Coating)
The product is for waterproofing concrete floor and wall, as it can waterproof both sides. It can withstand chemicals and acid, high water pressure, and prevent water to permeate to reinforced steel bars inside columns, beams, or ground column, which helps make structure lasting.
- Crocodile Perfect Shield (Crystalline Permeating Waterproof Coating)
The product is for waterproofing concrete floor and wall as it can waterproof both sides. It renders concrete more durable and permanently waterproof It can prevent water to permeate to reinforced steel bars inside columns, beams, or ground column, which helps make structure lasting.
Often after demolding, there are chips and cracks on ground column, which are frequently caused by not using release agent. So demolding could be very difficult and damaging. There are ways to repair by using these chemical products as followed.
Crocodile Acrylic Bondcrete (Old/New Concrete Bonding Agent)
The product is for increasing bonding between old and new concrete, applying before pouring new concrete over, or mixing with mortar for plastering and repairing.
Crocodile Latex (Old/New Concrete Bonding Agent)
The product is for increasing bonding strength and compressive strength, and applying as a primer for a cement and gypsum work.
Crocodile Repair Mortar (Structure Repair Mortar)
The product is for repairing a partially broken structure such as columns, beams, underneath concrete slabs. It can take high compressive pressure and be used to repair at 3 – 40 mm thickness.
Jointing Prefabricated Beam
Construction at the present day can be more convenient than before. There are more prefabricated parts we can choose from including prefabricated floor slabs, prefabricated wall, or even prefabricated beam for faster construction.
For foundation, prefabricated beams are often used to sav time. Nonetheless, to assemble parts altogether sturdily require right chemical product. Choosing the right product depends on the purpose or use, which can be varied by compressive strength requirement. The choices are as followed.
Crocodile CG Grout (Non-Shrink Grout)
The product is for filling joints of prefabricated concrete wall, and can take compressive pressure over 600 ksc.
Crocodile GP Grout (Non-Shrink Grout for General Work
The product is for general grouting work for foundation, and can take compressive pressure over 700 ksc.
Crocodile 621 Standard Grout (Non-Shrink Cement Grout for Structure)
The product is for building the foundation for machinery, and can take compressive pressure over 750 ksc.
Crocodile Multipurpose Grout (Non-Shrink Grout for General Work)
The product is for building foundations for various structures, and can take compressive pressure over 800 ksc.
Crocodile Non-Ferrous, Non-Shrink Grout (High Compressive Strength Non-Shrink Grout for Infrastructure Work)
The product is for special works that require high compressive strength, over 850 ksc.
In building structure, regardless that it is pouring a concrete floor or building wall, there will be joining between parts. So therefore anchoring will be needed to prevent cracks to happen later.
In this part, Crocodile Epoxy Seal (Epoxy for Anchoring) is highly recommended as it can withstand high pressing and pulling force, bond with any materials including plain reinforced steel bar and deformed steel bar up to 16 mm diameter. It can set even under water, so it can be used to fix tiles underwater.
Additional Suggestion for Basement
Many modern houses decided to have basement for various usages. Then there might be some cracks when time passes. Mr. Crocodile would like to recommend these products for repairing as followed.
Crocodile Protectcrete Mortar (Crystalline Repairing Cement)
The product is for repairing cracks in basement as it can help repair and crystalize to waterproof.
Crocodile Plug (Quick Set Cement for Water Plugging)
The product is for repairing crack and leak with running water on cement surface. It can plug and stop waterflow within 30 seconds to 3 minutes.