Simply painting or covering unsightly rust spots or cracks. These often appear on pilasters and the seawall cap. This short-term approach solves immediate aesthetics but nothing else.
As rust spots and cracks become more severe, paint & touch-up is no longer an option. Epoxy fillers are often used to fill cracks, whilst larger spalls, and delaminations are frequently repaired with new concrete patches. Neither method of repair addresses corrosion.
If certain elements of the seawall are deemed structurally deficient, replacement may be required. In this instance, severely damaged concrete is removed, and repairs are made with new concrete. This costly cycle will continue until full replacement is needed.
If the majority of the seawall is structurally compromised complete replacement might be necessary. This is extremely costly, requiring extensive permitting and major disruption.
While these repairs are commonplace in marine environments, they are not effective. Once the reinforcing steel is contaminated with chlorides the only way to stop corrosion is with cathodic protection or complete replacement. NoCo will properly diagnose the problems our clients are facing, and provide state-of-the-art solutions to combat corrosion.
The most important step in maximizing the life of concrete is developing an understanding of the risks it faces, and how to appropriately address them. Corrosion is the number 1 cause of concrete deterioration, and the traditional repair cycle is a reactive approach that does not address corrosion.
NoCo takes a proactive approach towards protecting your concrete through our various corrosion protection technologies and systems. We provide cost effective solutions to protect against concrete’s biggest threat.
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