Characteristics and Applications of Cementitious Waterproofing Products

Concrete is a durable and strong construction material that is widely used for various types of constructions such as buildings, bridges, tanks, dams, pools, pipes, drains, and more. However, concrete is also known to be porous and permeable. This means that water and water vapor can penetrate concrete and cause deterioration and damage in the long run. Hence, cementitious waterproofing products are essential to ensure a long and effective working life of any construction project.

What is Cementitious Waterproofing?

It is a waterproofing method for concrete that uses cement-based polymer coatings. When applied correctly, the cement can create a strong and durable moisture barrier for cement walls and floors. The barrier will come in the form of epoxy or latex mixes. These will be applied as a sealant for the basement or other foundations.

Moreover, cementitious waterproofing is a type of waterproofing chemicals that is breathable that provides positive and negative side waterproofing protection on concrete and masonry surfaces. They prevent damage from water infiltration and resist mold and mildew. In summary, cement waterproofing can be very beneficial for many purposes

Cementitious Waterproofing Applications:

  • Water Treatment Plants
  • Sewage Treatment Plants
  • Bridges
  • Dams
  • Railway & Subway Systems
  • Marine Cargo Ports & Docks
  • River Locks/Channels & Concrete Dykes
  • Parking Structures & Lots
  • Tunnels
  • Roofs made of concrete, cement boards, mosaic, cement slurries

Characteristics of Cementitious waterproofing products Dubai

  • Monolithic – Cementitious waterproofing products offer a seamless coating system
  • Abrasion & weather resistance – This feature is highly important especially when wear or exposure is an issue
  • Chemical resistant – Cementitious waterproofing product can also be used where chemical spills or storage is necessary
  • Excellent bonding capability – Offers excellent bonds to porous and non-porous surfaces
  • Works with both negative and positive side pressure
  • Resists carbon dioxide and chloride ion diffusion – Prevents concrete cancer and spalling

There are various types of cementitious waterproofing products available on the market and one of the highly in demand is the Corroprufe FCW from CCC Drymix. It is a two-component, cementitious coating consisting of a pre-weighed polymer modified powder & liquid components that when mixed together provide an elastomeric, waterproof coating with exceptional crack bridging capabilities.

CCC Drymix is one of the companies under MCT UAE, one of the leading construction chemicals companies in UAE. CCC Drymix portfolio meets the market demand for high-quality cementitious repair mortars, renders and facades. For more information, visit their official website at