Jeddah Islamic Port, Saudi Arabia
A comprehensive repair system was required to repair the damaged concrete and ensure that the...Read full story
Preventing corrosion of reinforcing steel and resulting concrete degradation has made Fosroc an important treatment for a variety of marine installations including wharfs, bridge pilings, locks, desalination conduits and seawalls.
In the Marine business it is important to choose a product that provides the needed safety at sea. Without proper protection, the structural integrity of a marine structure is soon compromised, leading to expensive remediation efforts and a shortened life span.
Once the moisture and chlorides have reached the reinforcing steel, an expansive oxidation process begins to take place causing the formation of cracks and spalling in the concrete. When cracking takes place and is combined with weathering effects such as freeze/thaw damage or accelerated corrosion in hot weather climates, this deterioration takes place at a faster pace. In Hong Kong we work alongside colleagues in the Water Solutions division for the Highways Department on a giant submersible tunnel project along the northern waterfront of the island.
Fosroc products play a key role in the waterproofing and protection of concrete against water penetration, cracking and other damages – problems typically associated with the reduced service life of marine structures, including: