Concrete waterproofing of ports, tunnels, bridges, nuclear power stations

Concrete is used in many contexts where strict requirements are set for strength, cost-efficiency and long useful life. With Komsol’s environmentally-friendly silicate technology for the waterproofing of concrete, the structure stands protected and undamaged for decades.

Waterproofing concrete structures for longer useful life

Infrastructure is a major area that includes many different types of structure. Tunnels, bridges, platforms, foundations; each one of these has its own challenges and problems. A common denominator is that they all need to have a very long useful life. Infrastructure projects of this type are long-term, expensive investments that, moreover, fill very important social functions. This is where concrete waterproofing comes into the picture.

Silicate-based technology for protection of concrete in exposed environments

When the Condeep platforms were built in the 1970s and 1980s for oil extraction in the North Sea, the concrete bases were protected with an advanced silicate technology. This has helped the platforms to remain standing today, completely undamaged, some forty years later. And, despite the extremely exposed environment in the midst of the North Sea, the protection is still active! We have managed this silicate technology and further developed it by means of our deep waterproofing, Innerseal.

However, if we look at the concrete foundations and columns in today’s ports they are, as a rule, completely unprotected. Thus, many of these structures also have extensive damage, which is both complicated and very expensive to repair. Because the silicate technology for waterproofing concrete on which Innerseal is based has been tested for 40 years in an environment extremely exposed to chlorides and the weather, we can guarantee a maintained protective function over a long time. We call it long-term.


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