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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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Sewage Digester Tank Lining

Resistance to chemical attack Digester tanks are the home to anaerobic digestion – A waste management system that breaks down the accumulation of waste production. This process is made clean and efficient by the use of an efficient tank lining. A high quality digester tank lining that is completely seamless…

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CPA Corporate Membership

What’s new? Our newest membership comes from the Corrosion Prevention Association (CPA). What is CP? Corrosion Prevention(CP) is typically applied to reinforced concrete as a method of repairing and protecting concrete. Cathodic Protection amongst other various prevention techniques is used in concrete structures and controls the corrosion of steel reinforcing…

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3 Simple Bund Wall Checks

3 Simple Bund Wall Checks

What is a bund wall? Bund walls are typically constructed from brick or block. Their purpose is to provide the safety catch to ensure that major (or even minor) storage failures do not turn into a catastrophe. A secondary containment system that prevents spills from oil tanks/bunds and protects the…

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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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Rope Access Inspections

Rope Access Inspections

Over the course of their lifetime, concrete buildings slowly deteriorate and are in constant need of condition surveys, typically annually but these can also be more frequent if the building is old or due for a revamp. What ways are there to survey a building? There are the old traditional…

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Manhole Water Infiltration

Manhole Water Infiltration

Manhole water infiltration can be a serious problem and must be contained before intoxicating gases are produced. Rain water, surface run off and waste water effluent are typical water sources that lead to the need for manhole lining or even as far as the replacement of the whole chamber. So,…

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