Unique applications of KALMATRON®
Restoration of antic and modern structures and sculptures by KALMATRON® products have been done in the USA, Europe,
Australia and China. Most of them were restored to be a part of fountains, dreanages, steam cnimneys, canals, etc. with
enhancement of impermeability and freeze-thaw resistance.
Bottom of drainage before KF-B application.
Repaired bottom of drainage with complete restoration of impermeability.
Repair of roofs, walls and underground accommodations with complete restoration of impermeability.
Restoration of industrial chimneys gases impermeability provided by KF-F and KF-B.
Railway station restoration. Sankt Petersburg.
Repair of tunnel with restoration of impermeability.
Repair of water cooling towers provided from inside and outside to increase durability twice.
Water tower over 100 years old restored with renewed water impermeability and freeze- thaw resistance.
USA Patent 5,728,208
NO SCRATCH AND BROWN COATS – JUST ONE STEP APPLICATION
KALMATRON® KF-A added to the regular stucco mix at 17 Lbs/CY produces the strongest transformation of plaster
into High Performance Mortar – the famous PLASTCRETE. There are no shrinkage cracks, sliding, or spotty
coloration, with waterproofing and weather resistance, and only one-step application without curing.
As an example, below is a house, freshly coated with PLASTCRETE under an ambient temperature of over 100°F,
where one-coat with added KF-A chosen instead of three-coat technology.
There are no defects on the continuous areas of the walls in both
Drastically shortened construction time and constantly high
performance quality is a heritage of basic KALMATRON® KF-A
Mix design is simple, as shown below. Batch was prepared by
pale-shovel measurements, where a "Coca-Cola" aluminum can
represents 1 LB of KF-A.
Cement Type I, II 188 .95 1 : 3.75
Sand 705 4.32
Water 12 Gallons 103 1.72 W/C=.55
KALMATRON® KF-A 5.0 .05 Total: 1,000 7.000
This stucco mix is applicable for waterproofing and isolating jobs such as ponds, pools, canals, etc. Today this mix design is
Mortar mix with added KF-A has self-reviving workability. It
means keep mixer rotating and your mix will be workable and
finishable as long as application goes.
1. Apply one-step coat by good old technology or any modern
one to get required thickness of stucco at a time.
2. Do not spray water on fresh stucco layer whatsoever!
3. To provide finishing, just use wet trowel but do
not spray water on a stucco surface.
4. Curing is not required.
5. In dry weather, apply color on fourth day.
The thickness of a one-layer application varies from ¾” to 4”
with equal water & weather resistance without sliding
during application or cracking afterwards.
The surface of fresh stucco looks darker and juicer than it is
usually with much higher surface adhesion.
Forgotten trowel on a wall stays there!
SPECIAL TECHNOLOGICAL ISSUE
This is about the temperature expansion of combined or
jointed different materials, which makes them incompatible
under the sun heat or winter cold.
By this reason, on the East-South oriented walls some
cracks may appear on some particular areas.
By the cracks appearance, they are classified by the reasons
1. Difference of thermal expansion (under the sun’s heat) between stucco and plastic pipe, metal anchors, wooden frames, wires,
etc. that are coming through stucco layer.
For instance, we can propose to wrap these inserts with a
rope or Styrofoam as a spacer between stucco and them.
2. Other cracks are longer and more directional than occurs with
shrinkage, because they are caused by watering of stucco
instead of trowel wetting.
It is recommended to wet trowel for stucco finishing but do not spill/spray water on a wall.
EXAMPLES OF PLASTCRETE APPLICATION FOR REPAIR OF BUILDINGS & STRUCTURES
Inventions of 21-st Century