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Concrete durability & service life extension system

Did you know – That almost all concrete deterioration is related to moisture movement into and within the concrete itself?

Why Do You Need Concrete Durability & MAINTENANCE Treatments?

There are a number of reasons why concrete structures do not achieve their intended service life. This could be contaminants and reactants such as chlorides, carbonation, ASR, DEF, acid attack and low cover – just to name a few.

 

 

All of these conditions can lead to a deterioration cycle, causing increased cracking and ultimately a breakdown of the structure. 

 

Repairs to arrest the process are likely to be costly, will take time and likely to be ongoing. This is why it is important to treat and protect the concrete early and arrest the cycle.

 

 

Our holistic, concrete durability system will prevent moisture-borne contaminants from entering concrete or migrating within, helping arrest deterioration reactions, and restore, and extend beyond, the designed service life. 

 

 

The system is safe, quick, easy, helps your schedule management, and is managed through a single service provider.

 

 

Interested in finding out more how our concrete durability system can help with your next project?

Why Choose Hydrogel Treatments for Concrete Maintenance and Durability?

There are a number of reasons why concrete structures do not achieve their intended service life.

 

  • Contaminants and reactants such as chlorides can reach the reinforcing zone, instigating steel corrosion and premature degradation.

  • Carbonation can prematurely weather the exposed faces which results in costly ongoing maintenance.

  • Conditions such as ASR or DEF can instigate cracking, allowing moisture and contaminants into the concrete and early breakdown of the structure.

  • Situations, where concrete is subject to acid attack, geothermal, soft water or wastewater, causes a breakdown of the concrete and costly maintenance is required.

  • Moisture migration through the concrete results in acceleration of the deterioration process.

  • Low concrete cover to steel further accelerates this moisture driven deterioration.

All of these conditions can lead to a deterioration cycle, causing increased cracking and ultimately a breakdown of the structure. Repairs to arrest the process are likely to be costly, will take time and likely to be ongoing.

 

This is why it is important to treat and protect the concrete early and arrest the cycle. Our hydrogel concrete solutions will prevent moisture-borne contaminants from entering concrete or migrating within, helping arrest deterioration reactions, and restore, and extend beyond, the designed service life.

Our Durability Treatment Systems are:

DESIGNED TO SUIT:
  • Marine structures including wharves and jetties
  • Traffic infrastructure including bridges and culverts
  • Mining infrastructure
  • Water containment structures – Soft water, Waste Water, Storm Water
  • Subgrade construction – Tunnels, Piles, Pipes.
  • Precast units and construction
CREATED TO HELP:
  • Asset managers sick of ongoing maintenance costs and degrading structures
  • Structural engineers designing or restoring infrastructure effectively
  • Civil engineers implementing pro-active maintenance
  • Government departments, local councils, and industrial asset owners, seeking cost-effective remediation and maintenance for concrete infrastructure
HOW TO HALT CORROSION IN EXISTING CONCRETE STRUCTURES?

For over 20 years, MARKHAM has proven the benefits of penetrating hydrogels to protect and halt corrosion in existing concrete structures.

Designed Specifically for Your Project

Holistic, quality controlled concrete durability systems
HYDROGEL ADMIXTURES
Advanced Waterproofing Admixtures
  • Integral waterproofing

  • Enhanced workability

  • Enhanced durability

  • Reduced shrinkage

  • Improved long-term durability

  • Safety and sustainability
AQURON 2000 HYDROGEL​
ADVANCED HYDROGEL WATERPROOFING SEALER​
  • Immobilise moisture within the concrete to waterproof & protect.

  • Deep penetration to seal and densify concrete to last longer.

  • Enhanced concrete curing when applied on new concrete – Protect from day one.

  • Increase Abrasion resistance – Make the surface last longer.

  • Compatible to subsequent finishes – Saving money and time on future works.
aquron 7000
ultimate concrete protection
  • Corrosion inhibitor to protect and pacify reinforcing steel – Extend the service life.

  • A deep penetrating product that works to protect existing structures.

  • Immobilise moisture within the concrete to waterproof and protect. Reduce ongoing maintenance costs.

  • Seal and densify the concrete to last longer.

  • Restore durability to concrete with less than design cover.

  • Increase Abrasion resistance – Make the surface last longer.

  • Compatible to subsequent finishes – Saving money and time on future works

Concrete Durability Projects

These projects proved the benefits of our concrete durability system
Glebe Island Wharf
Glebe Island, NSW

Wharf deck was used for loading high-chloride chemicals. Hydrogel treatment was applied resulting in the wharf being used as the basis for further development.

Tolaga Bay Wharf
Tolaga Bay, NZ

Hydrogel treatments were incorporated into concrete remediation works on this historic structure, including hydrogel admixture to encasement concrete.

Napier Port Wharves
Hawke’s Bay, NZ

Hydrogel treatments have been a successful part of the proactive maintenance programs of various wharves in the Napier Port complex since 2009.

Yeppen Flood Plain Elevated Highway
Rockhampton, QLD

MARKHAM hydrogel treatments were applied to precast elements for protection and durability at various stages of the project.

Bridge Deck Remediation
Various Sites, Regional NSW

Colloidal Silica Hydrogel treatments were applied to arrest deterioration and protect the bridge decks against exposure to weather.

Water Treatment Plant Tanks
Tuakau, NZ

The contaminating environment of water works is very challenging for concrete. In this project, hydrogel treatments were applied during construction to give durability from day one.