Meeting the Challenge

Protecting Marine Structures

Industrial concrete structures are constantly exposed to hydrostatic pressure, sulphates, chlorides, and other aggressive chemicals. Without proper protection, the structural integrity of the concrete is soon compromised, leading to expensive remediation efforts and a shortened life span. Once the moisture and chlorides have reached the reinforcing steel, an expansive oxidation process begins to take place causing the formation of cracks and spalling in the concrete. When cracking takes place and is combined with weathering effects such as freeze/thaw damage or accelerated corrosion in hot weather climates, this deterioration takes place at a faster pace.

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