Concrete Repair Solutions
Performed correctly, condition surveys are a vital way to help extend the life of a concrete structure, minimise ongoing repair costs and enable accurate costing’s to be established.
At Proten Services we are understand the importance of carrying these out regularly and detailed concrete condition surveys to a structure. It is crucial that the depth of scale of corrosion is accurately assessed at this stage so that the correct repair plan can be adopted.
Following a completed survey, we provide a detailed report which includes causes, recommendations and a comprehensive, fully itemised schedule of repairs.
Concrete Repair & Restoration
Carbonation and chloride attack are the two major causes of concrete deterioration, weakening the integrity of concrete structures.
The scale and nature of the work required varies from structure to structure. Typical methods for repairing concrete include:
- Applying protective anti-carbonation coatings
- Hand applied mortars
- Re-casting with concrete
- Pore fillers
- Levelling mortars
As experienced concrete repair contractors and surveyors, Proten Services will test your structure to identify the cause of decay and using our own specialist operatives will carry out repairs using a range of industry standard methods.
When untreated concrete is left exposed to carbon dioxide, chlorides, chemicals and water, it can lead to deterioration and long term structural damage which can ultimately result in very costly repairs being required to the structure.
At Proten Services we offer you a wide range of protective coatings which can help extend the lifespan and durability of your structure.
- Anti-carbonation coatings
- Resin coatings
- Silane coatings
All protective coatings used by us are sourced from highly reputable manufacturers who we carefully select to ensure long term protection is provided to your structure.
Concrete structures can often be built in harsh environments where corrosion control can play an important role. For example, chloride ions can cause damage to the passive film on steel reinforcement used in reinforced concrete structures, entering from de-icing salts or from seawater in marine environments.
This in turn causes corrosion, which without attention, can weaken the integrity of a concrete structure or cause cracking, spalling and delaminating of the concrete.
Typical methods of corrosion control employed by us are:
- Migratory inhibitors - which are generally applied to the external face of the concrete surface.
- Sacrificial anodes - applied to the exposed rebar following breakout of defective concrete
- High-grade anti-carbonation coatings - normally used where low cover of concrete has been established over rebar - this can chemically aid with increasing cover
The structural stability of any building and its attached components must be at the forefront of most owners' minds, especially building managers whose roles are becoming ever more demanding.
It's important to consider the load that will be exerted on the fixing and the direction of this force, in determining the type of fixing to use.
From simple wall ties to specially engineered heavy duty fixings, Helifix, Cintec, Proten Services will provide a specially tailored solution to meet even the most demanding requirements.
If you would like further information about any of the above services and to speak with our specialist Concrete Repair Surveyor, please contact us on: