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Cathodic Protection of Concrete

Cathodic Protection of Concrete

A technique used in concrete structures, cathodic protection controls the corrosion of steel reinforcing bars. External elements can play havoc with structures, forcing them to deteriorate from chloride attack and carbonation. Chloride ingress can become a major problem and is typically caused by salt in sea water. Once steel starts…

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Is Your Concrete Fire Damaged?

Is Your Concrete Fire Damaged?

Concrete is probably one of the most durable building materials in use today. Imagine what the world would be like without this dependable substance. Our urban landscape would be very different, as it is used on a wide variety of buildings and structures. There are really very few elements that…

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Concrete vs Steel Construction

Concrete vs Steel Construction

Most buildings that are made, are structurally made from steel. Why would an architect or designer choose one material over the other? Concrete buildings offer many safety advantages over steel skeleton structures. Compared to steel, concrete can endure very high temperatures for long periods and offers excellent protection from explosions….

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Does My Building Need Concrete Repair?

Concrete is tough right? That’s why it’s used in constructing road, foundations and buildings. But the life cycle of concrete means that buildings constructed in this way are measured in decades, rather than centuries. Despite being perceived as strong and durable, concrete is actually very susceptible to outside influences. Other…

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