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
Uneven concrete slabs can cause tripping and are a safety hazard. When these slabs are part of walkways around a senior living center, the dangers are amplified. Volunteer Home Services in Chattanooga, Tennessee were called to fix several areas of settlement and uneven sidewalks surrounding a swimming pool at just such a facility. Read the full case study here.