Applied to the surface of concrete, Newton 104 provides in-depth protection against the movement of moisture through the capillaries and hairline cracks.
The active chemicals within Newton 104 combine with the free lime and moisture present within the capillaries to form insoluble crystalline complexes which effectively block the capillaries and any minor shrinkage cracks to prevent any further movement of moisture to provide a totally dry surface to the concrete.
Large areas can be quickly treated with Newton 104. The speed of application and the low material application rate (1 kg/m2) makes Newton 104 a very low cost option for a large number of scenarios.
Because Newton 104 penetrates deep into the concrete, it does not leave a physical membrane to the surface of the concrete element and so is completely unaffected by loadings imposed by further elements of the build. New concrete elements are placed ‘concrete to concrete’ with no potential for slip or separation as is the case with physical membranes. This makes Newton 104 particularly useful as a means of isolating moisture within pile caps, ring beams and kicker joints to internal walls.