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English translation: crystallized

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French term or phrase:cristallisé
English translation:crystallized
Entered by: Mark Daly
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13:03 Feb 11, 2007
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Real Estate
French term or phrase: cristallise
Following on from my previous question relating to "cuvele"...

A sale agreement for a building contains the following declaration in relation to the underground car park:

"le vendeur déclare que le parking n'est pas cuvelé mais cristallisé, et que la hauteur de cristallisation constatée en parking est d'une hauteur de un (1) mètre."

Can anyone help with the correct building terms for "cuveler" and "cristalliser" ?

I think that "cuveler" is lining the basement car park to keep it watertight (perhaps "tanking") and "cristalliser" may be a damp course but no amount of Googling has helped to confirm this or find the right technical terms
for either word.

Any help greatly appreciated!

Many thanks,

Mark
Mark Daly
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:45
unsurprising as it may seem
Explanation:
it's "crystallized". Crystallization is a means of making concrete waterproof.

From my notes:
Cristallisation Carbonation (of concrete) [Scott/Dicobat], crystallation [Taylor&Smith,p10]; "concrete waterproofing by crystallization" [CEi,2/98,p.27]

We are a dry mortar manufacturer in China and wish to produce crystallized concrete waterproofing mortar. Who knows the formulation and the key additive ...
www.coatings.de/fcforum/forum_quest.cfm?nr=7465

Crystallization of concrete. PC® Cristal Concentrate Description and applications: PC®Cristal Concentrate is a waterproofing system for concrete and cement ...
www.tradecc.be/tradecc_int/en/curatieve waterdichting.html


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Note added at 2 hrs (2007-02-11 15:22:21 GMT)
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Involves adding to the concrete mix some chemical that expands or otherwise reacts and fills the pores in the concrete, I believe.
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xxxBourth
Local time: 19:45
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Excellent response as ever, thanks! I also found the following link with some further description of the process. http://www.batiproduits.com/materiaux_construction/structure_maconnerie_facades/hydro_m23_1225612260.htm
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unsurprising as it may seem


Explanation:
it's "crystallized". Crystallization is a means of making concrete waterproof.

From my notes:
Cristallisation Carbonation (of concrete) [Scott/Dicobat], crystallation [Taylor&Smith,p10]; "concrete waterproofing by crystallization" [CEi,2/98,p.27]

We are a dry mortar manufacturer in China and wish to produce crystallized concrete waterproofing mortar. Who knows the formulation and the key additive ...
www.coatings.de/fcforum/forum_quest.cfm?nr=7465

Crystallization of concrete. PC® Cristal Concentrate Description and applications: PC®Cristal Concentrate is a waterproofing system for concrete and cement ...
www.tradecc.be/tradecc_int/en/curatieve waterdichting.html


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Note added at 2 hrs (2007-02-11 15:22:21 GMT)
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Involves adding to the concrete mix some chemical that expands or otherwise reacts and fills the pores in the concrete, I believe.

xxxBourth
Local time: 19:45
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 388
Grading comment
Excellent response as ever, thanks! I also found the following link with some further description of the process. http://www.batiproduits.com/materiaux_construction/structure_maconnerie_facades/hydro_m23_1225612260.htm
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