Strengthening and preserving concrete structural lifespan
Over 20 years’ experience as a concrete repairs specialist
We have over 20 years’ experience in the concrete industry, repairing water and wastewater industry assets and concrete structures including: aqueducts, service reservoirs, water storage tanks, water towers, water and waste water treatment plants, storm tanks and silos.
We use a varied range of specialist repair mortars in our role as a dedicated concrete repairs contractor. These include a range of sprayed concrete repair systems that are tailored to each specific concrete repair through investigation by our experienced staff.
Over the years we have been able to develop the specialist knowledge to identify, plan and implement the correct approach for each individual concrete repair requirement for our clients.
Our fast-acting hydrophobic resin injection systems are an effective solution to leak sealing problems, providing a waterproof seal that protects structures from water ingress. Other systems provide structural repairs to cracking in concrete structures.Find Out More
We install and replace cathodic protection systems to significantly increase the lifespan of structures.Find Out More
Our teams are experienced in providing culvert erosion repairs to inlet and outlet cold water culverts during power station shutdowns or statutory outage periods.Find Out More
We have unparalleled experience in joint repair, offering mechanical and expansion joint repair solutions for perished or damaged joints and cracks.Find out more
Carbon fibre wrapping is an innovative alternative structural strengthening system. Our team is well equipped with the high level of skill and expertise required for the installation of this unique solution.Find out more
We are specialist installers of cost-effective galvanised ladder and hand rail systems.Find out more
In untreated concrete, the process of carbonation is nearly impossible to avoid once exposed to the elements. Carbon dioxide slowly penetrates the surface of the concrete, reacting to moisture and calcium hydroxide that is found in concrete. This forms calcium carbonate that initially hardens the concrete, raising the compressive strength. Alkalinity then reduces in the concrete and it starts to breakdown. Depending on the permeability, concrete carbonation may advance at a rate of 1 – 5mm per year. As carbon dioxide travels deeper into the concrete it reaches the steel reinforcement embedded in the structure. As the concrete around the steel is broken down by carbonation the corrosive effects of the air and water rust the steel causing it to expand, spall and crack. This, in turn, causes a high rate of failure to the surrounding area.
A concrete repairs specialist will remove the area around the spalled steel, removing concrete back to sound substrate. The exposed steel would then be cleaned and prepared back to bright steel before treatment to protect it in the future. Depending on the scope of works, cathodic protection (corrosion protection system) might be used before the concrete repair mortar of choice is used to fill out the repair area. The surface area of the concrete structure can then be prepared by abrasive or water blasting and a fairing coat applied to bring the structure back to its original depth. Finally a waterproof coating is applied.
We are a Sika-approved concrete repairs specialist and work closely with a number of well-known brands and associations, including Sika, Flexcrete and EPMS. We are also a member of the Concrete Repair Association and Sprayed Concrete Association, with our services spread across a range of specialisms including concrete repairs, culvert repairs, injection resin and cathodic protection. CSC Services is a Quality Approved contractor for Sika Liquid Plastic Roofing Systems.
Our experience and specialist teams have worked across a range of industries, including Power, Water and Public Sector – with extensive experience on hospital and council sites. We have also worked with structures such as car parks, buildings, pipes, bridges and all other range of concrete structures. We hold ISO 9001 certification and ISO 14001 for our Environmental Management System, as well as certifications such as Confined Space Working qualification, EUSR National Water Hygiene Cards for our operatives, Scottish Water DOMs card and we are trained in COSHH, CAT & Jenny, Abrasive Blasting