Power Station Sea Wall Repair

The Challenge We were asked by the Investment Delivery Team of an existing power station client to carry out concrete repair work to a 40-metre-long section of sea wall which included crane support and cantilever beams. The steel rebar had rusted, and concrete spalling was found to most of the beams and wall. The challenge […]

Guide to epoxy coatings

guide to epoxy coatings

Concrete Repair Specialist Contractors Epoxy coatings, or epoxy resin coatings, are high performance coatings known for their excellent resistance to water and environmental degradation. In this guide to epoxy coatings we’ll explain what they are and how and when they’re used. What are epoxy coatings? Epoxy is a type of thermoset plastic made by the […]

What is corrosion?

Concrete Repair Specialist Contractors Corrosion is one of the key reasons concrete repair services are required. But what is corrosion, how does it happen and what are the solutions? In this guide we explain: What is corrosion Causes of corrosion How we treat corrosion Definition of corrosion According to Corrosionpedia (and they should know!), corrosion is defined […]

Top 5 signs you need concrete repair specialists

CSC concrete repair specialists at work

Despite being a strong and hard-wearing material, concrete is frequently exposed to eroding elements or high levels of traffic and requires maintenance from concrete repair specialists to keep it in a safe and durable condition. Damaged or poorly maintained concrete isn’t just an expensive problem – if left to get worse, it can also endanger […]

Restorative Repairs to Victorian Park

5. Restoration of concrete at Marine Park

Restorative repair work has been completed at one of South Tyneside’s oldest parks, as part of a £3.2 million scheme of work.  Work is underway to restore the historic North Marine Park in South Shields to its original Victorian character. As part of this programme, CSC Services have been repairing concrete elements and installing anti-carbonation […]

Rust Mitigating Coating Systems

Wet on wet application of rust mitigating coating

After several years of field testing, CSC Services can now install a rust mitigating coating system to protect steel structures from crevice corrosion. There is huge potential for this system to extend the lifespan of structures such as bridges, metal tanks, pipework and waterpipe bridges. Crevice corrosion Crevice corrosion refers to the attack of metal […]

Waterproofing to Protect Steel Rebar

As CSC Services undertake a scheme of work protecting steel rebar at Hartlepool Power Station, Mick Flounders, Contracts Director looks at the importance of waterproofing concrete to protect rebar. Concrete has many advantages, including high compressive strength, formability and durability. Steel reinforcement is usually added to provide solid tensile strength that concrete normally lacks, and […]

Refurbishment Solutions for Ageing Infrastructure

Concrete repair

20 July 2018 Cracked bridges, leaking culverts, corroded wet wells? CSC Services can help! The UK’s ageing concrete infrastructure often shows signs of cracking, spalling and /or leaking. Vulnerable to deterioration when exposed to water and aggressive environments, the anticipated service life of concrete structures can often be significantly reduced if not maintained and refurbished. […]

Refurbishment Work Continues

concrete remediation at hinkley-point-b-power station

Refurbishment work continues across the EDF Energy fleet of power stations this summer using Flexcrete Repair mortars. Operatives are currently on site at Hinkley Power Station completing the 2018 Concrete Spalling Remediation Programme. The work continues from last year when over ten tonne of specialist repair mortars and structural strengthening products were used to rectify […]

Corrosion Protection System Installed

Working for EDF Energy‘s contract partner Cape, CSC Services installed a corrosion protection system to one of the drumscreen chambers at Hartlepool Power Station during the planned shut-down of one of the reactors. Two twelve-hour shifts were worked each day/night. Meticulous planning and a scheme of 24-hour working meant power station refurbishment work that historically took […]