PENETRON Helps Build Habitats for Nashville Zoo Denizens

Bear home takes shape: PENETRON ADMIX SB was added to concrete for the Andean Bears viewing building, which was used for the foundation wall holding the glass that will be half-submerged underwater.

Many of the habitats at the Nashville Zoo with moist and wet environments are the ideal conditions for PENETRON crystalline technology to excel and provide maximum protection.

The “Grow Wild” phase of construction at the Nashville Zoo at Grasmere – including new bear, monkey and rhino habitats – has just been completed in time for the busy summer season. PENETRON crystalline materials provided a cost-effective waterproofing solution.

Protecting concrete exposed to outdoor environmental conditions from deterioration means primarily sealing the porous concrete against the penetration of water or chemicals. For amorphous structures found in zoo habitats that feature sculpted rock landscapes, waterfalls and pools, a crystalline admixture capable of generating non-soluble crystalline networks throughout the cracks, pores and capillary tracts of the concrete is the optimal solution.

“Many of the habitats at the Nashville Zoo with moist and wet environments are the ideal conditions for PENETRON crystalline technology to excel and provide maximum protection,” explains Christopher Chen, Director of The PENETRON Group. “In addition, the non-toxic admixture has zero impact on the sensitive fauna and flora in the habitat.”

Over the past year, the construction activity at the Nashville Zoo included two new animal exhibits and vastly upgraded existing habitats. The new habitats include: a large Andean Bears exhibit, with a Peruvian lodge in a hillside landscape where Andean bears and a few other…

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