The LoSo Apartments in Charlotte,
NC opened its first apartment units in May 2023, a further milestone in the emergence of
the city's "entertainment district," the Lower South End. PENETRON
ADMIX SB, a crystalline permeability reducing admixture for
hydrostatic conditions, was specified to protect key below-grade
concrete structures from high groundwater levels.
SETAUKET, N.Y., May 26, 2023
/PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The LoSo Apartments in Charlotte, NC opened its first apartment units
in May 2023, a further milestone in
the emergence of the city's "entertainment district," the Lower
South End. PENETRON ADMIX SB, a crystalline permeability reducing
admixture for hydrostatic conditions, was specified to protect key
below-grade concrete structures from high groundwater levels.
The largest city in North
Carolina with a population of over 875,000, Charlotte is a cultural, economic, and
transportation center of the state – and home to a number of
well-known colleges and universities. The city is also ranked as
one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, and
is home to many Fortune 1000 companies, including Bank of America,
Lowe's, and Wachovia Corp.
In the heart of Charlotte's
popular Lower South End (LoSo) neighborhood, Cline Design
Architects positioned the LoSo Apartments project as a cross
between an urban and garden style community. It comprises two
five-story buildings housing 273 apartments and a 7,000 ft2 (636
m2) clubhouse with an outdoor swimming pool and deck area. The
apartment units are available as studio, one-, and two-bedroom
layouts. Further amenities include a covered patio with fireplace
and grilling areas, a fitness center, co-working spaces, and a pet
Due to the groundwater levels typical for this area of
North Carolina, Lithko
Contracting, the concrete sub-contractor, asked for a reliable
waterproofing solution to protect specific below-grade concrete
elements from the hydrostatic pressure and resulting water
"Both Lithko Contracting and Thomas Concrete, the ready-mix
concrete supplier, are very familiar with our product thanks to
past projects that were successfully completed," says Christopher Chen, Director of The Penetron
Group. "PENETRON ADMIX SB was specified to provide a durable and
waterproof mix design."
Easily mixed in during batching, Thomas Concrete added PENETRON
ADMIX SB to concrete used for the elevator pits to protect the
deepest concrete elements from groundwater.
Once added to the mix, the active ingredients in PENETRON ADMIX
SB generate a non-soluble crystalline formation throughout the
pores and capillary tracts of the concrete that permanently seals
microcracks, pores and capillaries against the penetration of water
or liquids from any direction. This formation provides long-term
protection for concrete from deterioration, even under conditions
of high hydrostatic pressure.
"PENETRON ADMIX SB performs consistently during the service life
of the concrete thanks to the continuous self-healing of any
hairline cracks in the concrete. This virtually eliminates any
future further waterproofing-related maintenance or treatment,"
says Christopher Chen.
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
For more information on Penetron crystalline technology
solutions, please visit http://www.dot)penetron(dot).com, email:
CRDept(at)penetron.com or contact our Corporate Relations
Department at 631-941-9700.
Corporate Relations, The Penetron Group, 631-941-9700,
SOURCE The Penetron Group