|Rout and Seal Cracks||Penetrating Sealers|
|Cement Grouting||Waterproof Sheet Memranes|
|Waterproof Liquid Membranes||Cathotic Protections|
|Waterproof Coatings||Decorative Coatings|
When it comes to concrete, chloride (de-icing salts) and water don't mix. These road salts, in addition to carbon dioxide, oxygen and moisture, are among the biggest culprits in concrete corrosion. Once these elements penetrate an unprotected concrete surface, surround the steel bars and lower pH levels, corrosion sets in. As corroding steel oxidizes, it exerts pressure on the surrounding concrete, causing cracking and ultimately spalling.
Since water acts as the catalyst in the corrosion process, proper surface sealing is imperative in keeping moisture out. When done right from the outset, watertight concrete can last for many years. Left unprotected, even good quality concrete will last only a fraction of that time.
At SCS, we work together with engineers and architects to examine the structure itself, any damage, intended use and aesthetic concerns. before commencing any course of action.