Meeting the Challenge

Protecting Marine Structures
Reinforced concrete marine structures are constantly under attack by the destructive effects of moisture and chloride-induced corrosion. Without proper protection, the structural integrity of a marine structure is soon compromised, leading to expensive remediation efforts and a shortened life span. Once the moisture and chlorides have reached the reinforcing steel, an expansive oxidation process begins to take place causing the formation of cracks and spalling in the concrete. When cracking takes place and is combined with weathering effects such as freeze/thaw damage or accelerated corrosion in hot weather climates, this deterioration takes place at a faster pace.

With over 40 years of experience in 70 countries around the world, Xypex Crystalline Technology has been used in marine structures to waterproof, protect, repair and enhance the durability of concrete subject to water and chloride attack. In this challenging environment, where structures are also exposed to sulphate attack, carbonation, alkali-aggregate reaction, abrasion and freeze thaw cycles, Xypex is a highly respected partner in extending the service life of marine construction.