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After prolonged exposure, water can be a destructive element for concrete. The Master Builders Solutions from BASF addresses both new and refurbishment solutions for marine structures such as piers, harborside structures, dams, caissons, piles, and rip rap that may face constant wave pressure, extreme weather conditions and corrosion from salt water.
For concrete placement in underwater conditions, the Master Builders Solutions brand of specialty
anti-washout admixtures keeps concrete cohesive and fluid to achieve the desired
strength and durability while helping ensure minimal environmental impacts to aquatic life.
In addition, BASF addresses the issue of waterproofing from the beginning. Our quick, reliable and cost-effective
admixture solutions combine corrosion inhibitors and watertight systems to create water repellant, impermeable
concrete that is protected against chloride ingression and harsh weather conditions.
Careful consideration at the time of construction can limit cracks, leaks and deterioration to extend the structural service life. Our commitment to quality solutions and our constant research and development into new
admixture products and systems match the needs of our customers, adding value to structures worldwide.
Over time corrosion attack becomes a major problem for the serviceability of
marine structures. Years of exposure to severe environmental influences, water infiltration and the harmful effects of chlorides, sulphates, and
freeze-thaw cycles, as well as abrasion caused by sediment in the seawater and shipping impact, are all major contributors to the corrosion of the reinforcement within the concrete.
Under the Master Builders Solutions brand, BASF supplies almost every
repair and protection solution necessary to extend the life span of concrete in this most aggressive of environments. These range from market leading anti-carbonation
hydrophobizationcoatings, fast curing concrete repair mortars and essential
crack repair to tried and tested
cathodic protection products that are ideal for maritime structures.