Welcome to Kelso Coatings

Experience and knowledge to handle your most complex waterproofing requirements.

Kelso Coatings is the North and South American distributer of the CN2000® series of waterproofing products. Brought to the North American market in 2007, CN2000® is a permanent, long lasting, non-toxic, cementitious capillary crystalline waterproofing system for concrete waterproofing. Kelso Coatings provides support and expert solutions to contractors, engineers, owners and other stakeholders with cost effective and permanent solutions. Kelso Coatings delivers the CN2000® system though applicator training and certification, quality control, project management, product sales, and applications by the Kelso team of expert professionals.

Our goal is to protect Canada’s infrastructure by extending the lifespan and lowering the cost of ownership. We provide waterproofing solutions that work the first time. By offering superior service and products, we ensure that the customer experience is second to none.

schematic drawing of leakage plugging

The major factor in the degradation of concrete structures is the natural existence of pores and cracks in the concrete. Pores and cracks provide ideal paths for water, chlorides and other damaging contaminants to penetrate the structure. The physical environment penetrates the concrete through these pores and the resulting produces an eroding chemical reaction to the concrete.

Research shows that whether it is the physical action (temperature, freeze and thaw, drying and damp, chlorate or sulfate) or the chemical action (dissolving attack, alkali-aggregate reaction, carbonization, acid gas corrosion or acid water corrosion), both are responsible for the primary degradation to the concrete layer. Secondary actions result in the steel re-bar in the concrete losing its integrity and the corrosion of the rebar eventually causes the concrete structure to lose its structural integrity, requiring costly maintenance and/or replacement. All of the physical and chemical corrosion are due to the presence of water, which is the carrier of the corrosive chemicals and is the destructive element to the external and internal structure of all concrete.

Salt causes extreme erosion to bridges, parking decks and underground parking garages. In order to dissolve snow and ice on the bridge decks in the winter, we scatter salt on the decks of reinforced concrete highway bridges. This method of ice and snow control results in destructive corrosion and erosion to the bridge deck and reinforced structure wherever the resulting calcified slush and water flows or is splashed. Even with short periods of exposure to the salted effluent, there is irreparable destruction to the external and internal structure of the bridge.

Our mission is to extend the life of our infrastructure with the application of the CN2000® product line. Kelso Coatings is the sole distributor of the CN2000® series of products. CN2000® is an innovative waterproofing solution that revolutionizes concrete infrastructure repair and preservation.

What We Offer

What is CN2000®? CN2000® concrete waterproofing was originally developed for the Atomic Nuclear Industry and National Defense in China.
Where is CN2000® used? From subway stations to swimming pools; from bridge structures to every kind of foundation; from power stations to water treatment plants and much more.
Why CN2000®? CN2000® is non-toxic, durable, cost effective and approved for use from the Ontario Provincial Standards (OPS) – Products Management Committee (PMC).
How CN2000® works CN2000® creates a crystalline waterproofing barrier by becoming an integral part of the concrete substrate.

Scholarship Opportunity

Essay Scholarship Contest Kelso offers an annual $1,000 scholarship to a Canadian student enrolled in a Canadian univeristy for Fall semester. Check out our scholarship page for details on entering. The deadline for 2018 entries is June 15th.
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