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22 March 2016

CSC Services are supporting World Water Day’s drive to get people to show how water is part of their daily job.

With water scarcity affecting around 40% of the global population, UK water companies are striving to promote water efficiency and reduce leakage within their networks.  As a specialist contractor to the UK water industry the work that CSC Services does on a daily basis is directly linked to leak sealing and ultimately saving water across the water network.  Much of this work goes on behind the scenes but is nevertheless very important.

Expansion Joint Repairs

CSC Services is one of the most qualified expansion joint repair companies in the industry.  We offer a variety of mechanical (construction) and expansion joint repair solutions for perished or damaged joints and cracks on a range of structures including water and wastewater treatment plants and service reservoirs. These include hypalon bandage systems which are secured and sealed to each side of the expansion joint or crack using epoxy resin adhesives. These systems are chemical resistant and will alleviate water egress and ingress whilst allowing the expansion joint to accommodate movement.

Resin injection leak sealing solutions

Leaks can appear in reinforced concrete through carbonation, causing steel to rust and expand, which inevitably cracks the concrete encasing it. The polyurethane based injection resins that CSC Services use are very fast acting on contact with water and can halt the flow of water quickly. This, coupled with a repair of the crack and possible waterproofing of the structure with one of CSC Services many systems can prevent future leaks.

Cementitious Coatings

CSC Services has access to various cementitious coatings designed as a stand-alone coating that will provide waterproofing to internal and external concrete and steel structures. Modern day cementitious coatings can be applied in thicknesses ranging from 1mm giving the equivalent of 100mm of new concrete cover. This aids in helping against water ingress and carbonation which attacks and breaks down concrete and then the steel reinforcing it encapsulates. There are also various cementitious coating products which are approved by the DWI (Drinking water inspectorate) in potable water retaining structures. Cementitious coatings can be applied by steel float, brush and spray.

Cementitious coatings are also used as fairing coats or sealer coats for old or damaged concrete. The fairing coat is used to fill out blow holes or voids in the surface of the concrete and in some cases to fill out the concrete returning it back to its original profile before a protective coating is applied.

Commitment to Sustainability

CSC Services are fully committed to complying with all relevant environmental legislation, regulations and other environmental requirements on water company sites. We will regularly evaluate the environmental impact of our activities, products and services and we will take action to continually improve our environmental performance. Where possible CSC Services look to minimise the use of water across all services.