The exposing and removal of corroded reinforcement is key to our repairs. We utilise many methods and replacement materials from carbon and FRP rods to conventional steel.
Concrete has a high compressive strength but low tensile strength. Inclusion of steel improves the tensile strength in particular regions of the concrete that may experience structural failure or cracking and increases its resistance to stress.
Steel tends to corrode in the presence of water and oxygen and in most exposure conditions for reinforced concrete, corrosion of the steel is a potential hazard.
Carbon Fibre Reinforcing is used in situations where a concrete structure requires improved load bearing capacity. Carbon Fibre strips are a versatile and strength enhancing solution, offering superior performance to steel in terms of strength to mass ratio. Benefits of carbon fibre reinforcement include:
- Allows for existing buildings to be renewed for a larger load bearing capacity without replacement
- Large tensile capacity
- Light and easy to apply
- Can be applied on the external surfaces of a structure without risk of rusting
- Can be loaded within 24 hours with the right weather conditions
- Minimal mess, waste, or disruption to operation
- Structural engineering partners offer a design and certification service
Reinforced concrete is a material that connects concrete and reinforcement into a composite whole. When repairs are carried out, we ensure strength is not compromised and that not only the visible signs of damage are repaired, but deterioration is addressed, extending the service life and sustainability of the structure.
Our highly trained professionals install designs supplied by structural engineers in a quick and efficient manner, concentrating on quality, speed of installation and technical expertise.
If you are interested in learning more about our Reinforcement Replacement services, please contact our friendly team.