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24 December 2018 - 11:40, by , in Basement Waterproofing, No comments
What is Basement Waterproofing? We can help you make sure no water enters the most vulnerable areas of your home. We provide our clients with Basement Waterproofing for below ground areas such as basements, cellars and soil retaining sections of all types of properties. If you own a property with an unprotected basement, you could...
6 December 2018 - 17:01, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
Are polyurethanes better? Are epoxies better? These questions have probably crossed your mind when choosing the best system for your industrial flooring job. So, which one is it? The answer is…Both polyurethanes and epoxies have excellent characteristics; the chosen system will be based on what is best for the environment and not on the overall...
3 December 2018 - 11:09, by , in Epoxy, Epoxy Grouting, No comments
Epoxy injection has become an important method of repairing concrete. Instead of patching a crack over with fresh concrete, holes are drilled into the concrete and then an incredibly strong epoxy is pumped into the holes. This epoxy bonds with the concrete, closing the crack and keeping the concrete together. It’s an excellent way to...
3 December 2018 - 10:57, by , in Grouting, No comments
Anyone who has ever tiled a bathroom or kitchen knows what grout is. It’s the mixture of liquid and solid to make a paste that fills the cracks in between the tiles and bonds them together, forming a watertight seal. It’s the most common way that home renovators use when working with tiling and it’s...
30 November 2018 - 17:51, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
Civil engineering projects can take many forms, involving anything from tunnels and basements to roads and coastal protection structures. The one common element of these projects is the need for excellence. The business working on the project requires both professionals of a high standard and leading-edge material technology. While we can’t help with recruitment, our...
Filling cracks with injection grout is a useful procedure that helps provide waterproofing and corrosion protection for structural purposes. A variety of grouts are available on the market with different characteristics, properties and uses. Generally, grouts used for crack repair should have low viscosity, high bond strength, low shrinkage and high stability at the repair...
30 November 2018 - 10:01, by , in Concrete Repair, No comments
Cementitious patch repairs are a necessary and effective solution for strengthening concrete structures, areas of which have become defective or spalled. Repair mortars designed for this purpose should be durable, adhere to the substrate, and produce minimal shrinkage and cracking. They should also be compatible with reinforcing steel (if present), have low permeability and be...
30 November 2018 - 9:52, by , in Basement Waterproofing, No comments
While many people in the construction industry associate us with just tunnelling, it isn’t the only sector that we are experienced in. At first glance, basements aren’t similar to tunnels in shape, scope, dimension or even use, but when water is involved, the consequences are very similar indeed. As civil engineers, we have seen the...
26 September 2018 - 16:08, by , in Concrete Repair, No comments
How to seal cracks in concrete floors, foundations, walls, or other masonry: this article how to seal and repair of cracks in poured concrete slabs, floors, or walls. We list all of the current methods used to seal control joints or cracks that occur in those building surfaces, giving the properties, general procedure, and pros...
25 September 2018 - 16:33, by , in Concrete Repair, No comments
Structural Strengthening     The aim of strengthening is to increase the capacity of an existing structural element. Strengthening can be achieved by: Replacing poor quality or defective material by better quality material Attaching additional load-bearing material Redistribution of the loading actions through imposed deformation of the structural system The new load-bearing material: High quality concrete...