What is concrete carbonation?
Carbonation in concrete is the process whereby carbon dioxide reacts with the lime and other alkaline materials in the concrete and creates calcium carbonate.
This is the most common cause for loss of alkalinity in concrete, which is important as a high level of alkalinity is required to prevent corrosion of the re-inforced steel inside the concrete.
Quadriga recognise that our clients need to understand what is happening to their structures, Quadriga perform tests to the structure, analyse and interpret the data, then summarise and communicate it to their client in an easy to understand format. We can then offer a targeted concrete repair solutions to address the unique set of circumstances of the structure.
Our full range of tests include:
- Chloride ion content
- Carbonation depth
- Concrete cover depth
- Visual survey of corrosion