Protecting concrete usually means shielding it from the elements of nature or from harsh manmade chemicals. But it’s not just concrete that needs such protection. Corrugated metal pipe, steel surfaces, material hoppers, rail cars and masonry all can come in contact with corrosive or abrasive materials or harsh conditions.
The geotechnical needs of DOTs and other agencies responsible for roads and bridges are vast. Issues include: Culvert repair Soil stabilization Void filling Concrete slab lifting Sinkhole remediation Slope control Slough control in tunneling
After severe storms along the North Carolina coastline, a homeowner noticed a small hole at the top of their seawall. The surge topped the seawall and the standing water in the back yard was escaping via holes near the bulkhead and washing everything out beneath the seawall’s footer.
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