Corrosion Control in Metals, Concrete, Masonry. Corrosion Prevention & Aluminium Corrosion Treatment

Buildings are prone to corrosion if they are not properly maintained. This can come from a variety of different sources, including elements in the soil, water, environment and sand, and the corrosion can have extremely worrying consequences for Metal, Aluminium, Concrete, Masonry buildings if it is not caught and controlled early on. Firstly, it is important to assess what kind of corrosion is happening and what is causing it: if the building is made partially of metal, then what is it reacting with? How can it be stopped? These questions can be answered after an initial investigation.

The next step is to work out how to stop the corrosion from spreading. To use the example of metal, applying some kind of coating or lacquer will protect the metal and is much easier to re-do or replace instead of allowing the metal – and therefore the structure of the building- to be damaged i.e. Aluminium Corrosion Treatments. It’s also important to make sure that any areas that have become corroded are still safe. If the corrosion is causing serious damage this may make the building unstable and you might need to replace parts of it.

Corrosion can occur in many different areas, including a building’s pipes. If this happens it can disrupt the water supply, making it unsafe to drink. Severely corroded pipes may leak, which will cause other issues. Controlling corrosion is imperative, so make sure you get your building regularly assessed and take good care of it.

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Corrosion prevention, control & repairs solutions for building façades & roofs

If your are a surveyor, engineer, architects or property owners looking to tackle building fabric corrosion for a commercial building, high rise flat, listed property or and bridges we can help, providing specialist assistance for corrosion prevention and cathodic protection.

Corrosion costs the UK economy billions of pounds every year and it is often the reason we are required to repair buildings and structures. We work with a variety of market leading materials with help combat corrosion and thus enhance the durability of a building material, save money on expensive replacement projects, reduced future maintenance costs for the client.

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Corrosion prevention techniques range from simple barrier coating applications, application of specialist corrosion inhibitors, surface preparation and concrete repairs, galvanic cathodic protection systems and impressed current cathodic protection systems. Each system is applied by qualified operative who can assess the level of risk to new structures or extent of corrosion on existing structures, ensuring that the most effective long-terms solution is applied to the corrosion problem.

Corrosion prevention, control & repairs solutions include:

  • Application if barrier coatings
  • Corrosion inhibitors
  • Galvanic cathodic protection systems
  • Anti-carbonation coatings to protection against ingress of carbon dioxide, oxygen and water
  • Migratory corrosion inhibitors, designed to help protect the steel reinforcement.
  • Cathodic protection to control the corrosion of metal surfaces.
  • Concrete and masonry repairs
  • Carbon fibre strengthening
  • Corrosion control
  • Grouting and resin injection
  • Concrete protection and reinstatement
  • Concrete cleaning and reinforcement
  • Application of surface impregnators and protective coating

The treatment of corrosion within a building fabric will often form part of a wider building refurbishment project, with masonry, concrete repairs forming part of the project. Our work will often take place whilst the building is in full use, but programmes and access strategies adjusted to meet onsite and tenant’s requirements or delivered through the night where required. We are able to provide corrosion prevention solutions to a wide variety of building environments, commercial, industrial, marine & rail using a variety of building access methods such as temporary cradles, façade hoist, scaffolding and abseiling methods, clean, repair, stabilise or paint, implementing solutions with minimum impact to the surrounding environment and people.

Time is spent ensuring the removal of the defective areas of concrete, exposing the areas of corrosion and the treatments needed to effectively solve the issues of corrosion. On complete we also undertake the concrete reinstatement so the repair has performance and durability. For small repair areas we use electric or pneumatic tools to remove the concrete and for larger volumes we often use hydro demolition. The concrete reinstatement can be hand applied mortars or for large volumes it may be sprayed gunite or flowable self-compacting concrete. On completion of the repairs we can then apply a surface impregnator and protective coating to help protect the surface and internal steel from future corrosion.

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