Extending the Service Life4

Cyber World, Bangkok

Cyber World Towers provides both retail and commercial space to businesses located in one of the prime commercial hubs of Bangkok. The site comprises two skyscraper towers of 53 and 48 storey's and has a peculiar construction history.

Building work was halted for many years following a fire which badly damaged the external structure and meant specialist solutions were needed to remediate large parts of the buildings, and in particular, the basement areas. These sections had suffered deterioration in the harsh ‘marine-like’ ground conditions found in Bangkok.

Xypex Concentrate, Xypex Patch and Plug and Xypex Megamix II were specified to arrest corrosion in the concrete reinforcement steel work in water tanks, repair water leaks to the basement areas and return these below ground areas durability and extend their service life. As the re-started construction reached the top storeys, Xypex Concentrate was used to waterproof the newly built roof slabs and high level water storage tanks.

This was a truly unique opportunity to showcase the performance-based solutions Xypex products provide, from older age remediation of concrete structures, enhancement of durability and service life extension along with the benefits Xypex solutions give to new structures. 

Xypex Product(s) Used
  • Xypex Concentrate

    Apply as a cementitious slurry to the surface of existing above-or-below-grade structures to waterproof and protect the concrete against high hydrostatic pressure.

  • Xypex Megamix II

    Is a high build repair mortar for the patching and resurfacing of deteriorated concrete.

  • Xypex Patch'n Plug

    Formulated as a crystalline, fast-setting, hydraulic cement compound for concrete patching and repair. It stops flowing water in seconds and is used to seal cracks, fill tie-holes and other defects in concrete.