Is your Coastal building and your community protected from the devastating and costly effects of concrete corrosion?
Following the tragic collapse of the Champlain Towers South Condominium Association in Surfside Fl in 2021, condominium association, residents, board members and building owners are all left wondering about the structural integrity and safety of their own buildings and community. Understanding the enormous role that concrete and structural corrosion has on your investment is key to not only protecting your building and keeping you safe but also saving on huge repair costs if not adequately addressed and managed… READ MORE
Although living in a coastal setting is for many one of life’s greatest pleasures, it does come with some very important maintenance considerations. If these are not adequately addressed and managed on a consistent basis the resultant consequences can be not only be costly but a safety risk and, in some cases, even fatal. As an asset owner, Hotel or even resident of a condominium, coastal apartment or office building you should be asking yourself at least one if not all of these questions?
- Is our building safe?
- What is being done to protect our health, safety, and investment?
- Does our community have a plan for the repair and replacement of major structural components owned by the community?
- Does our building need an inspection by a professional engineer to evaluate the structural integrity of the building?
- Are critical components in the building such as structure, balconies, stairwells, etc., showing signs of corrosion?
Buildings located in close proximity to the beach or salt water are by their very nature at a high risk of corrosion. Salt in the atmosphere gradually permeates the concrete resulting in corrosion of the steel rebar and continual problems for owners/operators.
Extremities, such as balconies, parking garages, pools and catwalks, are most exposed to the elements, and are therefore more susceptible to aggressive corrosion. Often, traditional repairs are made to cover the signs of this corrosion, but these are in essence just placing a band aid on the problem. These conventional “patchwork repairs” mostly prove to be very costly in the and repetitive, whilst causing great inconvenience to residents with very little long-term resolve.
Statistically 70% of traditional concrete repairs deteriorate within 10 years. 90% deteriorate after 25 years. The traditional repair cycle can end up becoming a nightmare for owners with these repairs being needed more frequently over time. Especially if the root cause is not attended to.
This inefficiency shows the failure to address the cause of the problem. Concrete Corrosion!
Does your building need an inspection by a professional engineer to evaluate the structural integrity of the building? Or do you need a corrosion specialist that can provide cost effective solutions to actively protect your building and maintain asset value?
Cathtect USA has partnered with the industry’s leading engineers to offer product solutions so that we can tailor the perfect corrosion protection strategy to meet our clients’ concrete corrosion mitigation, design, supply and installation needs.
Using a proactive approach to concrete health by addressing the root issue, being corrosion, our aim is to
- Identify & understand the problem,
- Protect our clients against unnecessary assessments and condemnation,
- Avoid shutdowns/closure,
- Provide Active cloud-based corrosion mitigation controls and
- Provide real solutions to help you avoid the time consuming, expensive processes involved with the traditional repair cycle.
Your coastal building is exposed to Corrosion it’s just difficult to see!
Contact US today or Click Here to connect with a member of Cathtect’s team to find out how we can help you protect your Structure and coastal investment and the safety of your community and residents today!