Concrete Construction, Protection and Repair Solutions
Sika supply a range of products to repair and protect concrete to prolong the life of structures, in accordance with EN 1504 regulation.
Sika is considered to be the industry leader on a worldwide basis in concrete repair, protection and refurbishment. Many years of research and development plus decades of practical experience has enabled Sika to provide systems to restore and rehabilitate concrete structures that have deteriorated due to corrosion, structural damage, water infiltration, freeze/thaw, seismic activity, reactive aggregates, and others.
Concrete Construction, Protection and Repair Products
Sika’s Concrete Repair Solutions Have Many Benefits
- We provide all necessary products for the technically correct repair and protection of concrete.
- Special products and systems are available for use across many types of structures and for concrete repair in different application, climate and exposure conditions.
- Sika provides extensive independent testing with relevant approvals and certificates for all materials. This provides maximum confidence for everyone involved in these challenging projects.
- Our solutions are fully in accordance with principles and methods defined in European Standards EN 1504. These include systems to repair damage and defects in the concrete and also to repair damage caused by steel reinforcement corrosion.
*The International Concrete and Repair Institute (ICRI) has awarded program honors and recognized outstanding projects in the concrete repair industry since 1997.
Two Most Common Causes of Concrete Damage and Reinforcement Corrosion
The two most universal causes of reinforcement corrosion and concrete damage are carbonation and chloride attack. The faster carbon dioxide or chlorides penetrate the concrete, the sooner the passive layer around the reinforcement bars is destroyed and the corrosion process is initiated. Understanding the root cause of steel corrosion determines the most effective repair and protection strategy. To ensure long-lasting durability, an appropriate maintenance strategy should be followed by owners and their construction management.