Meeting the Challenge

Protecting Power & Utility Structures

Due to their very nature, concrete power and utility structures can be seriously compromised by hydrostatic pressure and chemical attack. Without proper protection, structural integrity is soon compromised, leading to expensive remediation efforts and a shortened life span. Once moisture has 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.

With over 50 years of experience in 90 countries around the world, Xypex Crystalline Technology has been used in power and utility structures to waterproof, protect, repair and enhance the durability of concrete subject to water and chemical attack. In this challenging environment, where structures are also exposed to sulphate attack, alkali-aggregate reaction, abrasion and freeze-thaw cycles, Xypex is a highly respected partner in extending the service life of power and utility structures.

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