16 Apr Dry-Treat Sealers and Enhancers at The Austonian – Case Study
Your swimming pool is an investment in ensuring play, relaxation, and fitness are a regular part of you and your family’s life. That investment must be protected by the best sealers and enhancers in order to ensure that your pool stays stunning, year in and year out. This is why we use Dry-Treat in order to give our customers the absolute best in pool sealers and enhancers.
Learn more about Dry-Treat and the case study they’ve crafted regarding Crystal Clear Pools and Spas use of Dry-Treat products while working on the stunning swimming pool at The Austonian.
Dry-Treat™ develops world leading impregnating sealers & enhancers for natural stone, bricks, pavers, tiles, engineering concrete & grout AND Hanafinn™ safe, environmentally responsible specialty cleaners.
Dry-Treat™ Penetrating Sealer Technology
Dry-Treat impregnating sealer technology is different.
The special penetrating sealer molecules are hundreds of times smaller than competitor stone sealers and penetrate much deeper into the pore structure, even dense natural stones like granite. Inside the pores our special sealing molecules bond permanently by chemical reactions , creating a substantial, deep oil and water-repellent barrier.
The deeper Dry-Treat barrier, not only provides great surface stain protection, but also protection against more serious common types of damage cause by water ingress (penetration), including efflorescence, salt spalling, freeze-thaw spalling, and picture framing.
Case Study: The Austonian
The Austonian, Austin’s tallest residential building in the heart of downtown, has been awarded a coveted Four-Star rating from Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB), making the residential high rise the only one of its kind in the central business district. The Austonian’s Four Star rating is comparable to the LEED Gold rating.
The building features a 10th floor garden deck, with a 75 ft. pool overlooking Congress Avenue.
For the pool area, the architects used 2000 sq/ft of Limestone and 3200 sq/ft of Hanover pavers. Porous materials are vulnerable to staining and problems caused by water and salt ingress, such as efflorescence, salt spalling and freeze-thaw spalling
- Superior water and oil stain protection.
- Longevity – so regular costly and disruptive re-application is not required.
- The look and finish of the surfaces had to be retained.
- Sealer must not affect the slip resistance of the surfaces when wet. This is especially important for wet areas such as swimming pools in commercial or public environments.
- Sealed surfaces should be easier to maintain and clean – withstanding commercial and alkaline cleaning chemicals.
- Due to the exposure to the Texas climate, and the soft nature of the Limestone, it needed to be sealed with product which could consolidate the stone, strengthening it against freeze thaw spalling
THE DRY-TREAT SOLUTION:
Crystal Clear Pools cleaned the Limestone and Hanover surfaces before treatment. First, DRY-TREAT 40SK™ was applied to the exterior surface to help consolidate the soft stone and make it less prone to efflorescence, salt spalling and freeze-thaw spalling. STAIN-PROOF Original™ was applied 2 weeks later to add premium oil stain protection to the super water-repellency of the DRY-TREAT 40SK™.
Neither sealer affects the look or slip resistance of the surface, and both bond permanently deep inside the pores, so are not affected by strong alkaline cleaners and do not need to be re-applied. A 15 year performance warranty is available when a surface is treated by a Dry-Treat Accredited Applicator.
About Crystal Clear Pools and Spas
If you’re not familiar with us yet, Crystal Clear Pools and Spas is the premier Austin and Central Texas pool company. We enable you to enjoy your backyard pool and spa, full of fun and free of hassles. We deliver the highest quality service in pool and spa maintenance, repairs, renovations, and construction.
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