We, in a recent article on our site, discussed some of the challenges posed in surveying and testing concrete. For the purposes of illustrating this with an example we gave some focus to the problem of chlorine ion penetration as this is a fairly frequent problem. In order to give you a further level of understanding, we’d like to use the same example to look at our approach to concrete repair itself.
Once the extent of damage has been established it can be said that we are in the optimal position to carry out the requisite concrete repairs. It is because of this that the majority of our clients trust us with the complete, end-to-end process. We always ensure that our comprehensive understanding of surveying results translates into an effective course of action designed to deliver long lasting repair work.
In respect of how we set out to repair concrete affected by chlorine ion penetration, usually at the core of what we do would be the use of galvanic zinc sacrificial anodes. These are, as it is widely known across the concrete industry, considered the optimal way in which to prohibit chlorine ion penetration causing further damage or weakness. Barring exceptional circumstances, we would always place this at the heart of our concrete repair work.
The positioning of the sacrificial anodes, and the surrounding repair work, are of course matters determined by what we establish with our surveys and tests. Our ability to present you with the most long lasting repair work possible depends on the creation of a specific strategy developed solely to address your situation.
Chlorine ion penetration is, as we’ve outlined above, one of the most common problems affecting buildings. As a consequence, it is one of the most frequently called on of our concrete repair services. We, do, however, pride ourselves on being able to present a repair solution to any problem which is affecting your structure.