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Concrete cancer deterioration act early to preserve durability

Tomorrow’s pain points killed today

Culling future maintenance costs

This is not about getting a few more years’ life out of your Ford F100 and saving some bucks at the mechanic. This is about...

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Metro tunnels - preventing concrete carbonation

Metro tunnels – How to prevent Concrete Carbonation

A concrete deterioration mechanism.

If I was stationed in a cold, dark tunnel, with trains regularly hurtling past shaking the surroundings and pounding my heart into my throat, I...

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Concrete Maintenance

Enhancing Durability for Highways and Bridges

Maintaining concrete infrastructure, such as highways and bridges, is not only costly but also requires ongoing maintenance to achieve their estimated service life. However, there...

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Northern Hospital multi-level car park Epping

Concrete curing on Car Parks – the Project Manager’s challenges

Does it seem like any curing method comes with a set of problems?

Construction project managers come across varied issues when it comes to concrete construction on multi-story car parks. Curing the concrete in particular can be pressuring...

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Waiting for concrete to dry?

Concrete drying time is an issue for toppings, impermeable coatings, and floor coverings

There are many situations where concrete slabs and elements must be completely dry throughout before application of further coatings, toppings, or coverings. Did you know...

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Hypersaline Water

and its effect on concrete

“Saline”, of course, means salty; and is often used to refer to a solution of salt in water. “Hypersaline” is a technical term referring to...

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Mining concrete infrastructure mine site

Bust the Short Maintenance Spirals

Take a big picture approach

There are certain situations where the maintenance of a concrete structure becomes a significant ongoing cost and has to be considered frequently. We often talk...

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Low-cover

Low Cover, High Risk

What is it, why does it, and how to fix?

“Concrete cover, in reinforced concrete, is the least distance between the surface of embedded reinforcement and the outer surface of the concrete.” You can check...

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Waterproofing marine civil concrete infrastructure existing wharf pier rust corrosion staining

Waterproofing Civil Concrete Infrastructure?

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Of course, concrete will withstand water exposure. After all, concrete’s innate durability is one of the reasons the material is used so extensively in construction....

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Marine and river concrete structures are at risk from sulphate attack

Is Your Concrete Safe from Sulphate Attacks?

Concrete deterioration due to sulphur reactivity is more common than you may realize

Both an essential substance and a potential menace, sulphates pose a specific risk to concrete structures around the world, yet many are not aware of...

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