Knowing your concrete protection

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Knowing your concrete protection

For over 15 years we have worked with concrete in various different applications. Our success is attributed to our strong business practices of operating with honesty, integrity, reliability, and understanding the value of hard work.

Concrete may be tough, but even this resilient material has its limits and applying protective coatings is a very wise course of action to take. Concrete coatings date back to the 1960s when chemical companies started experimenting with acrylic resins as admixtures for cement. The outcome was a coating that restored the well-worn surface, protected the original substrate and resulted in structural strengthening.

By the mid 1970s, the leading chemical companies came up with a polymer modified cement which when added as a coating greatly enhanced the performance, strength and moisture resistance potential of the concrete. In addition this type of protection was resistant to salt, petroleum chemicals, and weathering or traffic deterioration.

Of course, there isn’t just one form of concrete protective coating. At Churchill we have an in-depth understanding of which form of protection is best for each individual situation and are recognised widely for this distinction.

Before making a decision, you must acknowledge both the composition of the concrete in place and the main sources of damage it will face in use. Three areas in particular must be examined to determine the best choice of protection. Weather and water exposure can affect the material in different degrees depending on where it is placed. You need to have an idea of who and what will be in regular contact with the concrete and the resulting impact. Finally, you need to ponder the effects that nature and fungal elements will have.

With our vast amount of knowledge of concrete and its protection, we are a fantastic company for you if you have any concerns about structural integrity. We always ensure that every factor is thoroughly examined in order to determine the best course of action in our work. Please contact us for information and to discuss your needs with an experienced member of our team.