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Tolaga Wharf 11

An old wharf. A challenging environment.

And quite a few practical challenges.

The Structure Tolaga Bay Wharf is a protected historical structure. The wharf was built in the early 1920’s using unwashed aggregates off Napier Beach and...

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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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Concrete corrosion

‘There’s cracking in that structure!’

Oh no! Does this mean that it is at the end of its service life?

Definitely not! As long as there is uncured calcium (free lime) in the concrete there’s scope for service life to be extended. Your concrete is...

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Port Hedland Hydracure curing blankets - Marine concrete protection.

Every Project is Unique

One size fits none. Protect your projects from the first day!

Port Hedland, in Western Australia’s Pilbara region, has an average maximum temperature of 36.7°C in December. In the depths of winter, this maximum plunges to...

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Protect your marine concrete structures

Sustainability for Concrete Marine Structures

Are you trying to protect your marine concrete structures from corrosion and trying to reduce high maintenance costs? If you are an engineer, developer or...

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Special Needs – Marine Structures

When building marine structures with concrete, there's an opportunity at the outset to significantly enhance the durability and integrity of the concrete for its entire life.

It’s no secret that the marine environment is particularly challenging for concrete. Structures in the tide or splash zones are especially vulnerable to ageing. The...

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Hydrogel Treatments and Galvanic Anodes…

...friends or foes?

There are, of course, many reinforced concrete structures worldwide, such as bridges and wharves, which are exposed to aggressive chloride environments – and that display...

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Hydrogel vs Silane Concrete Treatments

Time for a real-world comparison

Firstly, what are these two treatments? And why are we comparing them? A SILANE IS … “Silane” refers to many compounds with four substituents on...

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Concrete Hydrogels – Environmental Impact and Sustainability

Diving into the detail of the safety of Aquron for the environment

The question of environmental impact, and environmental responsibility, is a major one. Whether you’re working in a sensitive environmental zone, or are concerned about the...

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