DURABILITY OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES

In the 21st Century, reinforced concrete structures are built to serve the next
generations. Most bridges are now designed to last more than 100 – 150 years.

TWO MAIN CAUSES OF REINFORCEMENT CORROSION AND CONCRETE DAMAGE

Carbonation and chloride attack are the two most universal causes of reinforcement
corrosion and concrete damage. The faster carbon dioxide or chlorides penetrate the concrete, the sooner the passive layer around the reinforcement bars is destroyed and the corrosion process initiated. To ensure long lasting durability, an appropriate maintenance strategy should also be followed by the owners and their construction management.

THE REPAIR AND PROTECTION OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES

These working steps must always be executed according to all relevant local Standards and Regulations.

After a detailed condition survey and root cause analysis, the right procedures for successful refurbishment can be defined. Standards (such as European Standard EN 1504-9) define principles and methods to refurbish damaged concrete. Please refer to our Brochure “The Repair and Protection of Reinforced Concrete with Sika” for more information relating to repair and protection according to EN 1504.

SYSTEM SOLUTIONS FOR THE REPAIR AND PROTECTION OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES

Years of research plus decades of practical experience have enabled us to develop fully comprehensive systems and solutions to restore, rehabilitate and protect concrete structures.

COMPETENCE IN REPAIR AND PROTECTION OF CONCRETE

Our customer advice and support is second to none, from concept to successful completion on site. This is all based on more than 100 years of experience on  large and small projects all over the world.

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