Concrete is durable and strong, but it is also porous. Over time, depending on the conditions, concrete can weaken, begin to crumble or start to crack. This is a real hazard in large buildings, parking garages, balconies and plazas, and bridges. Specialized companies utilize advanced technologies and products to restore strength and safety of concrete.
Causes of Deterioration
Buildings and other structures on a coast are affected by the salt and chlorides from sea spray. The excessive moisture will also expedite deterioration. Corrosive agents, such as oil, decomposing roadkill, and any substances that spill due to accidents, will wreak havoc on bridges and roads.
Water and thermal changes will affect foundations, power plants, and dams. Parking garage top levels, parking lots, and other surfaces used for equipment and vehicles are subject to deicing salts, sand, and freezing and thawing cycles that cause deterioration.
Historical buildings will fall into disrepair over …