Are concrete repair operations evolving?

When it comes to providing long-term concrete repair and refurbishment solutions, our company is the one to call. Specialising in a number of different areas, including the likes of structural strengthening, we seek to restore surfaces and structures to prime condition. Appropriate for a wide array of structures, our services can be depended on.

Within the construction industry, an introduction of original technologies could see considerable savings on time during those more expensive concrete repair operations. During a Construct Canada seminar that was held in late 2016, building developers and owners were informed that other options aside from disruptive, lengthy and pricey concrete repair projects existed. As opposed to tearing out the aged concrete and steel and implementing newer substances, technology might be the way forward in certain instances.

Using a multitude of case studies, keynote speakers displayed how innovative and new technologies are altering the industry. The same was said for technology that had been on the scene for a time now but had seen increases in popularity. One of the best examples is that of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP), a product typically utilised to strengthen concrete, masonry and timber buildings.

As the years have gone by, the CFRP price tag has lowered by roughly 40%, with steel’s cost having increased by six or seven times. Because of this, more owners are requesting this product. At the mixed-use building on Toronto’s Yonge St, which is currently undergoing transformation, CFRP strips were used in order to reinforce the second and third floors, so that new loading conditions could be met.

At Churchill Concrete Technology we make it a point to stay up to date on all the latest happenings in the industry. This way, we can offer our clients the premier service they deserve. Repeatedly, our customers have relied on the expertise and knowledge we possess to strengthen their constructs and we have always done what we can to please them.

If we can be of assistance to you, please get in touch. We can survey your property for you and provide recommendations on how you can improve the integrity and aesthetics.