Concrete is a remarkably durable material, true. There are concrete structures dating back to Roman times, still standing … a credit to their structural engineers!
But concrete is not absolutely invulnerable or indestructible. Over time, like any base building material, it deteriorates and requires maintenance.
The ‘Why’ of Concrete Deterioration
If we look into the ‘Why’ of concrete deterioration, we will find that moisture movement is a key underlying problem. Contaminants enter the concrete and move around within it, carried by moisture. Reactive substances can find their way into the concrete, triggering a cycle of breakdown of the concrete and corrosion of the rebar.
We understand, it’s a challenge to find a solution for long-term durability that doesn’t add delays and significant cost to your programme.
Aquron penetrating catalytic hydrogel is the advanced, cost-effective and rapid solution for concrete protection. By the application of a catalytic silicate, a protective hydrogel is formed deep in the porosity of the concrete. This both prevents moisture-borne contamination entering the concrete, and arrests the movement of moisture within the concrete itself.
From an operational point of view, Aquron penetrating hydrogel treatment is trafficable about an hour after treatment. For new work, this is a great advantage in scheduling. For remediation works this means minimal downtime.
There are other benefits too – hydrogel treatment is nil VOC, leaves the concrete with a natural appearance, and seals microcracks up to 0.5mm.
This is an outstanding solution for long-term concrete protection!
Faced with concrete challenges? Talk to the Markham team today.