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Safe Concrete Treatments for Water Infrastructure

Extremely critical!

Safe Concrete Treatments for Water Infrastructure
14 September 2020 Posted in ,

Here’s the situation. You’ve got the care of your council’s water storage and supply infrastructure, which includes many elements constructed of concrete. Concrete is extremely durable – but it doesn’t last forever. of course, you have an ongoing maintenance program, keeping the concrete watertight, joint sealing and protecting against surface degradation, and ultimately preventing reinforcing steel attacks.
So you are on the lookout for concrete treatments that

  • Are very effective, without blowing your budget.
  • Help the concrete last longer, and therefore need less maintenance work.
  • Above all, are safe to use in and around potable water!
Faucet drinking water - photo by Imani in Unsplash

What About Waterways?

OK, maybe water supply is not your department – you’re in the road and transport division, and this includes a number of concrete bridges. Or you look after stormwater and drainage – which drains into a natural waterway at some point. Guess what? The same factors apply.
You need concrete treatments that

  • Are very effective, without blowing your budget.
  • Help the concrete last longer, and therefore need less maintenance work.
  • Above all, are safe to use in and around environmental water!
Concrete bridge in sensitive environment

Safe Concrete Treatments with Many Benefits

Have you met AQURON concrete hydrogel treatments? These water-based colloidal silica products are extremely safe – nil VOC, and certified for potable water. This makes AQURON treatments ideal for potable water supply infrastructure, and equally suitable for bridges and marine structures in sensitive environments.

Enhanced Durability, Reduced Maintenance Costs

Genuine hydrogel treatments are the ideal solution for pro-active maintenance. By pro-active, we mean getting in early, arresting deterioration and delaying decay. AQURON hydrogel treatments immobilise moisture from entering or moving within concrete. This blocks the movement of contaminants, and robs internal decay reactions of their driving chemicals.
The net result is preserved and enhanced service life, and reduced maintenance cost over the life of the structure.

Cost-Effective

Finally, spray-applied hydrogel treatments are cost-effective in a number of ways.

  • Minimal application time, and no need to wait for the structure to completely dry. Single application in most cases.
  • Minimal downtime of infrastructure or trafficable structures (useable about 2 hours after application).
  • No need to re-apply – treatment lasts for the life of the concrete. Don’t lock yourself into a system that needs regular re-coating.

And we’ve already mentioned the long-term maintenance savings.
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