Protecting Concrete From Corrosion
What is corrosion?
According to the International Concrete Repair Institute, corrosion of steel-reinforced concrete is defined as the destruction of metal by the chemical, electrochemical, and electrolytic reaction within its environment. Corrosion is dangerous as it can lead to a loss in the mechanical properties of the metal, causing structural failure.
Concrete needs protection from corrosionThere
are three causes of corrosion that weakens steel-reinforced concrete structures. Each cause involves different compounds in the corrosion process, and they are:
- Water and oxygen for the oxidation process.
- Chlorides for chloride corrosion.
- Carbon dioxide in the air for carbonation.
Solutions for concrete repair and protection
Master Builders Solutions offers a complete range of concrete protection products, water repellants, anti-carbonation coatings (elastomeric and high build) and chemical resistant coatings that form a defense barrier against the ingress of any contaminant. Our experts connect with customers to identify the most effective protective corrosion control solution for maintaining the concrete’s lifecycle, enhancing the value of the structure, and restoring its original aesthetics and design function.
MasterProtect: Solutions for concrete protection
Offering long-term protection and durability to concrete and masonry structures, MasterProtect prevents spalling and further deterioration and high maintenance costs, through a range of high-performance water repellents, high-build elastomeric, and chemical resistant coatings.
MasterEmaco: Solutions for concrete repair
Offering a portfolio of primers, cementitious, and resinous repair mortars and fairing coats, MasterEmaco re-establishes structural integrity and restores the aesthetics of concrete structures with a fast return to service.
MasterInject: Solutions for concrete injection
MasterInject is a range of injection resins used to seal the cracks in concrete to prevent active leakages and for effective load transfers. MasterInject is also used to seal cracks in concrete to restore its structural integrity.
MasterBrace: Solutions for concrete strengthening
MasterBrace is a concrete repair and strengthening system based on fiber reinforced polymer composites to provide extra strength and stability to structural elements, increase their load-bearing capacity, and restore their structural integrity following deterioration. MasterBrace also includes structural adhesives such as segmental bridge adhesives.
About Master Builders Solutions
Master Builders Solutions is our global brand for the construction chemicals industry. With an active presence in the construction industry for more than 100 years, Master Builders Solutions offers a range of
construction chemicals solutions to meet the growing demand for high-performance, differentiated and sustainable products in the Asia Pacific. Our comprehensive portfolio of advanced chemical solutions includes
cement additives, chemical solutions for underground construction,
concrete repair and
concrete protection solutions,
performance grouts, and performance flooring solutions. We collaborate with our customers closely to offer innovative solutions tailored for their projects. Backed by our robust global and local R&D expertise, an international community of construction experts, and a worldwide record of construction projects from which know-how, experience, and insights can be readily harnessed to address any technical specifications or challenges.
In May 2023, Master Builders Solutions in Asia became part of
Sika, a specialty chemicals company with a leading position in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing, and protecting in the building sector and motor vehicle industry.