Concrete can lose its protective qualities due to the a build up of chlorides and from the effect of pollutants and carbonation. The steel reinforcements can also be corroded.
If the corrosion continues then the condition of the concrete
can deteriorate rapidly and start to become detached from
FM Restoration can carry out intricate repairs to mouldings
using special lightweight mortars which permits us to reproduce
detailed forms and features thus helping to retain the original
character of the structure.
Added protection comes in the form of anti carbonation and elastometric providing an elastic ability to bridge hairline cracks and extend the life of a structure.
Basement and Cellar Conversions using Tanking
An ever increasing amount of properties are undergoing basement
conversions as these can increase both living space and also
add value. Professional conversions mean that basements could
be used to create a separate flat, an office, a bedroom or
a utility room (amongst others). By using tanking or cavity
membranes, damp cellars and basements can be altered into
useable cost-effective living space without the need for extensions.
Cementitious Tanking uses a synthetically modified cement
which is mixed with styrene butadiene and water, the resultant
compound producing a waterproof, alkali-resistant coating
against moisture and ground water.
It can also be used for waterproofing of underground car parks, swimming pools, garage inspection pits and service tunnels.