Application of Interpenetrating Silicone Waterproofing Material in the Protection of the Concrete
A cost-effective better performing silicone waterproofing agent interpenetrating polymer network coating for the protection of concrete has been developed. The working mechanism of the silicone polymer on the concrete was revealed and the effect of the material on the water absorption, chloride diffusion coefficient of concrete was analyzed. The results showed that the deep penetration of silicone material formed a hydrophobic layer and provides an effective protection against water corrosion and chloride ingress. A long-term protection can be guaranteed in case the surface of the concrete is waterproofing.
Shiquan Liu and Min Zuo
J. S. Liu and J. S. Liu, "Application of Interpenetrating Silicone Waterproofing Material in the Protection of the Concrete", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 306-307, pp. 701-704, 2011