Oceanside Protection – Thanks to PENETRON

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Completed just in time for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games that concluded last week, the Hotel Grand Hyatt features a stunning location and waterproof basement structures treated with PENETRON technology.

Safe and sound: PENETRON crystalline technology keeps below-ground concrete structures dry for the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Rio.

The newest Grand Hyatt Hotel now relies on very durable and waterproof sub-level concrete structures, thanks to PENETRON crystalline technology. The ease of use also helped keep the project on track during the hectic run-up to the Rio 2016 event.

Completed just in time for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games that concluded last week, the Hotel Grand Hyatt features a stunning location and waterproof basement structures treated with PENETRON technology.

The Hotel Grand Hyatt is located in Barra da Tijuca, or “Barra,” one of the most exclusive districts in Rio. It is also close to the most renowned districts of Rio de Janeiro: Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon, and it is only a 50 minute drive by car from Rio’s Galeão International Airport. This luxury beachside hotel has 436 rooms, including 40 suites and three large penthouse suites, a spa and gym in the basement, and a pool. The total construction area of this LEED-certified project was 84,200 m² (906,322 square feet).

“With a seaside location overlooking the greenish blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean and bordered by the Lagoa de Marapendi (Marapendi Lagoon) in the back, guests at this new luxury hotel enjoy amazing views and access to the best beaches,” says Jozef Van Beeck, Director, International Sales & Marketing of PENETRON International. “But the location right on the Atlantic Ocean coast also created challenges for the construction team.”

Built adjacent to both a lagoon and beach, the structure is subjected to a very high water table. One of the design features was a very large underground structure sitting below the water table. PENETRON Brazil, working with the contractor, provided an optimal solution to treat all the concrete joints and the basement slab. PENEBAR SW-55 expandable waterstop was used to permanently seal the new construction joints, while PENETRON ADMIX was used to treat the concrete in the slab.

“The newest Grand Hyatt Hotel now relies on very durable and waterproof sub-level concrete structures, thanks to PENETRON crystalline technology,” adds Robert Revera, CEO and President of The PENETRON Group. “The ease of use also helped keep the project on track during the hectic run-up to the Rio 2016 event.”

The PENETRON Group is a leading manufacturer of specialty construction products for concrete waterproofing, concrete repairs and floor preparation systems. The Group operates through a global network, offering support to the design and construction community through its regional offices, representatives and distribution channels.

For more information on PENETRON waterproofing solutions, please visit penetron(dot)com or Facebook(dot)com/ThePenetronGroup, email CRDept(at)penetron(dot)com, or contact the Corporate Relations Department at 631-941-9700.

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