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Concrete Strengthening and Why It Becomes Necessary

Concrete is a remarkable material widely used throughout the world in all sorts of building projects and containers. Concrete is a durable material composed of fine and coarse aggregate that is bonded together with cement paste and cured over time, forming a strong and stable surface. Read more »

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Concrete Strengthening Improvements with FRP

This post takes a look at two projects that show the power of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) for concrete strengthening and tank repair projects. The projects come from two very different sectors: One was undertaken by a municipality to head off problems with its aqueduct system, while the other was executed for the benefit of a natural gas plant’s construction team. Still, both serve as valuable examples of FRP’s uses. Read more »

FRP Concrete Strengthening – Strength and Corrosion Resistance

For the past 25 years or so, Fiber Reinforced Polymers (or fiber-reinforced plastics) have been gaining in usage in the U.S. for the purpose of adding considerable strength to structures made of concrete, wood, masonry, and steel. Since it was discovered that FRP concrete strengthening was at least eight times more effective than steel-reinforced structures, the process has surged into popularity in this country. In essence, high-strength fibers such as steel, glass, or carbon are combined with a polymer matrix, which protects the fibers and binds them together, thus creating a super-strong reinforcing substance. Read more »