Inspections of culverts are carried out by our experienced engineers to identify, document all defects and specific weaknesses. We will recommend a programme of work for either immediate repair or planned repair during statutory outage periods and shutdowns for our power industry clients.
Joints in culverts can open up through seismic movement, shrinkage and sheer weight and movement of surrounding materials, combined with the volume of water moving through the culvert at speed. Our culvert repair work includes the sealing of expansion or construction joints between the precast concrete sections of the culvert.
Culvert repairs to these joints are sealed with a combination of resin injection leak stopping and Sika combiflex over bandage or similar. The over bandage seals the joint, preventing water ingress or egress whilst allowing the joint to make the slightest movement without leakage by forming a new expansion joint on top of the previous one.
We also perform patch repairs to localised spalled concrete and coatings on walls, floors and soffits. Cementitious coatings are specified for this type of repair, utilising rapid-set repair mortars, which are suitable to match the strength of the original concrete in the culverts. Large culvert erosion repair can be completed using rapid-set concrete spraying techniques or high build repair mortars.
Our teams all have CSCS cards, EUSR Water cards, DOMS, Confined Space Certificates and are BSVR (Baseline Security Vetting Register) and CTC (counter terrorism check) vetted as a minimum. All operatives hold SSPC Train the Painter – Gold level accreditation which covers protective coating application, spray painting and abrasive blast cleaning. CSC Services are also members of the Concrete Repair Association.
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