Concrete is one of the most dynamic and durable materials used in construction for centuries – it is abundant, easy to produce and uniquely strong. Unfortunately, concrete is not indestructible. Its surface can slowly weaken from the effects of weather, water and time itself. Preventing elemental damage to concrete – or restoring it correctly when deterioration has occurred – is paramount to the longevity of buildings, balconies and plaza decks.
Despite its physical resilience, concrete is a notably porous material. The extreme regional temperatures of New England severely impact Massachusetts’s concrete and masonry through increased freeze damage, surface spalling, pitting, cracking and shifting. The consequences of these effects are destructive and for concrete to survive it must be effectively repaired and protected. Infiltration of these elements into the concrete prime the surface for greater damage and possible structural failure.
Patching and crack repair restores the ability of concrete to support its intended load and seals damaged areas. Cleaning exposed reinforcement steel and applying rust inhibitors can greatly reduce the rate of further corrosion. Concrete coatings can provide a protective layer with the added benefits of a new or restored appearance, resisting salt deterioration and increasing safety through greater traction. Concrete waterproofing can provide superior protection against the penetrating effects of hydrostatic pressure and defense against water saturation. Sealing your concrete can enhance its appearance, resist damage and stop discoloration.
Concrete repair and protection are crucial elements of getting the most out of your investment and our techniques can provide solutions that last for the life of your concrete. We combine compatible repair products with advanced restoration methods to preserve and protect. As your concrete repair contractor, we ensure that threats are combated, future issues are prevented and the structural integrity of your concrete is restored.
If your facility or property is showing signs of deterioration, then let TWI’s exploratory experts uncover the root cause to determine the most cost effective techniques to resolve your concerns.
Call TWI today to investigate and resolve these concerns for you.
The available solutions for concrete restoration and damage prevention:
- Expansion Joint Systems
- Concrete Repair/Replacement
- Parking Deck Restoration
- Plaza Deck Restoration
- Deck Coating Installation
- Caulking and Sealants
- Epoxy Injection
- Exterior Wall Coatings
- Building Cleaning
- Clear Sealer Application
- Chemical Grouts
- Above- and Below-Grade Waterproofing
- Pedestrian and Vehicular Coating Systems
- Waterproofing Membrane Installation
- Paver/topping Slab Repair/Installation
- Structural Repairs
Thompson Waterproofing, Inc.
93 Federal Avenue
Quincy, MA 02169