Colombia Dam Waterproofed with Xypex Crystalline Technology
October 05, 2016
The Porce 3 Dam near Medellin is classified as a concrete-face, rock-fill type embankment dam. A concrete footing (plinth) is required and constructed around the upstream edge, serving to connect the dam with the valley walls and floors. Its role is also to prevent water leakage around the edges of the dam. Xypex Concentrate was selected to ensure the proper waterproofing of the plinth as well as 8,000 m2 of dam slabs.