Concrete is a composite material made up of three basic components being water, cement and aggregate in the form of sand, rock, stone or gravel. Due to many uncontrollable factors such as harsh environmental conditions, design constraints, poor construction practices and material limitations, deterioration known as concrete cancer can occur over time. This is due to moisture entering the pores of the concrete, creating rust of internal steel reinforcement. This results in many structural, functional and aesthetic problems as well as impacting on the integrity of surrounding infrastructure.
Signs and symptoms of concrete that has been implicated includes, but is not limited to;
- Deep wide spread cracks due to settlement and movement from the earth
- Spalling as a result of rust to steel reinforcement -Sunken slabs due to poor preparation
- Scaling due to frost or freezing conditions at time of laying or thereafter
- Deterioration due to chemical attacks
- Thermal cracking as a result of expansion and contraction
Hi Tech Industrial Services have specialised in the removal of deteriorated concrete across Australia for over 24 years. Hi Tech will assess the requirements of our clients, offering advice on best practices / methods to achieve their end goal, utilising Hydro Demolition, Concrete Cutting and other non-percussive methods of concrete removal.
Hi Tech is often engaged by contractors to ensure that they deliver their project outcomes on time, using a cost effective and environmentally friendly alternative to concrete removal as well as assist in concrete repair works, no matter how specialised the work.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you on any current or future projects, across a range of industries;