Penetron Crystalline Technology Is a Sure Bet for Sochi Casino

The October 2018 unveiling of the new Sochi Casino & Resort at Gorky Gorod resort, in the mountain town of Krasnaya Polyana, was the result of an extensive rebuilding effort. Penetron crystalline products provided the needed waterproofing and long-term durability for the new structures.

Owned by Domain LLC, the Sochi Casino is located in the gambling zone of Krasnaya Polyana, in the mountains (elevation 1,000 m / 3,300 feet) above Sochi. The Casino complex forms the center of the town’s Gorky Gorod Resort and includes 70 gambling tables, 569 slot machines, two restaurants, a cabaret, a bar, a business events center, and retail area with several shops.

Repurposing a Former Olympic Facility 
The mountain resort – and the casino building in particular – is actually a redevelopment of the media center originally erected for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. The multi-story media center, with over 158,000 m2 of floor space, originally featured numerous conference halls, press conference rooms (50-465 seats), and working areas for 2,000 media personnel and 6,000 TV and radio broadcasters. The 4 billion rubles (US$ 60 million) redevelopment project transformed the Olympic media center into an attractive casino and entertainment center, built in a classic style with Old World charm.

“Because of the success of the original construction work that included the full range of Penetron crystalline products, the Sochi Casino project contractor looked to Penetron for a total waterproofing solution,” explains Igor Chernogolov, President of Penetron Russia. “Our local team, Penetron Novorossiysk, advised on the optimal product specifications, supplied the corresponding crystalline materials, and provided technical support and guidance during the application.”

Topical Application for Impermeable Concrete 
For the extensive reconstruction that transformed the Olympic media center into the Sochi Casino, the Penetron System of crystalline products was applied throughout all new and refurbished below-grade structures. PENEBAR SW swellable waterstop strips were used to seal all tie-holes and construction joints; PENECRETE MORTAR filled in all visible cracks; and finally, PENETRON topical treatment was applied to the surfaces to ensure impermeable concrete structures.

3x Longer Service Life 
Penetron crystalline products are formulated to react with key concrete components to produce an integral crystalline formation. This treatment gives concrete vastly improved chloride diffusion and sulfate resistance, reduced permeability and drying shrinkage, resistance to freeze-thaw cycles, and self-healing capabilities.

“The service life of Penetron-treated concrete is about three times that of conventional concrete,” adds Igor Chernogolov. “That’s a sure bet!”

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 channels.

For more information on Penetron crystalline technology solutions, please visit http://www.penetron.com, email: CRDept@penetron.com or contact our Corporate Relations Department at 631-941-9700.

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