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‘There’s cracks 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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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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Why Protect New Concrete?

“It’s designed to cope with the conditions”… we hear this all the time, and what we want to get across is that it’s not slanting...

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Chloride Attack!

What are chlorides and why are they so detrimental to concrete?

Chlorides are reactive chemicals which enter concrete with a constant movement of moisture in and out of the capillary pores. Chlorides, together with oxygen, reach...

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Innovation and the Environment – Concrete Maintenance

A recent case study

As you probably know, AQURON penetrating concrete hydrogels are an advanced solution for concrete remediation and durability. AQURON hydrogels penetrate deep into the porosity of...

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