Given the huge amount of concrete structures that surround us day to day, it is easy to take concrete for granted and how it enables us to live the lives we do in our evolving urban landscapes. Just like us, concrete needs to be maintained. It is affected by the stresses and strains of everyday life.
Deterioration of concrete may happen due to corrosion, structural damage, water infiltration, seismic activity or a multitude of other reasons. Years of research plus decades of practical experience have enabled Costar to develop a fully comprehensive solution to restore and rehabilitate concrete structures. Costar 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.
Chemical degradation, e.g. chemical exposure, alkali aggregate reactions, bacterial action
Corrosion of the reinforcement steel, e.g. carbonation, chlorides, stray electrical current
Mechanical attack, e.g. impact, overloading, movement, earthquake, explosion
Physical damage, e.g. freeze/thaw action, thermal movements, shrinkage, abrasion, wear
Underlying contributors, e.g. poor construction, design faults, lack of maintenance
Replace defective concrete
Restore structural integrity
Restore aesthetic appearance
Restore geometric appearance
Repair and renovation of concrete buildings and infrastructure is an important process – it helps us to provide a sustainable approach to building – prolonging the life of a structure and preventing demolition and reconstruction. The choice of the appropriate rehabilitation strategy, based on the root cause of concrete failure, can also significantly improve the overall performance of a structure. Costar has a wide portfolio of products and systems to solve many concrete repair needs.
For decades, Costar concrete repair solutions have been used on many refurbishment projects around the world, from football stadiums, to bridges supporting our infrastructure, through tunnels and the buildings in which we live and work.
Contact a Costar expert near you for technical support and locally available products and systems.
Contact Costar global representative in case you need our support in an international project.