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Marine and river concrete structures are at risk from sulphate attack

How to Protect Concrete Against Sulphate Attack?

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

Let’s start at the beginning! What are sulphates? Firstly, sulphates and sulfates are the same thing, depending on whether you use UK or US spelling,...

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Auckland Zoo - MARKHAM waterproofed the concrete SEAP aquarium tank

Waterproofing at Auckland Zoo – Client Testimonial

Amazing wrap-around aquarium exhibit - not to mention the crocodiles!

Great to work on the new South East Asia Precinct at Auckland Zoo – waterproofing the amazing wrap-around aquarium. This exhibit houses not only its...

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Truly, madly, deeply hard floor slabs?

The special needs of warehouse concrete floors

Ever been involved in building a warehouse? You can probably skip over some of this preliminary stuff, you know it already. Warehouse floors are under...

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We can help you with your environmental duty requirements

Helping You Fulfil Your Environmental Duty Requirements

Sustainability is a big picture

So we recently noticed updates to legislation in Queensland, specifically guidelines around the Environmental Protection Act 1994. A new Environmental Code of Practice for the...

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Curing Concrete is Not Just for Today

Curing for both today and tomorrow

Wolter Reinold de Sitter, part-time Professor in the design of structures in concrete at the Eindhoven University of Technology, proposed a Law of Fives for...

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Chlorinated rubber vs SLAB-TECT

Why are you using chlorinated rubber?

Try the sustainable alternative.

As we’re all becoming more aware of the sensitive environments in which we live (and you are, aren’t you?) we’re becoming more aware of how...

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What on earth is ‘DEF’?

A hidden threat for concrete precast elements

Don’t you love acronyms? No, us neither. However, they do have some uses, and ‘D.E.F.’ is easier to say (and spell) than Delayed Ettringite Formation....

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We. Don’t. Do. Crystalline.

Let’s end the confusion.

Dedicated reader – this short article touches on a technical point that differentiates us from the vast majority of our admixture competitors. To the uninitiated,...

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Building for Resilience

The ongoing challenge of floodwater

MARKHAM has been involved in #AddingLifeToConcrete for many years now. One focus of our durability and remediation treatments has been marine structures. As we’ve noted...

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Trashing the Environment…

...with your choice of slab hardener?

As we’re all becoming more aware of the sensitive environments in which we live (and you are, aren’t you?) we’re becoming more aware of how...

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