Cement and Concrete Services offers information on various concrete and cement materials that include anchors, coatings, colour compounds, curing compounds and epoxy resins. Anchors can be cast into cured concrete.
Anchoring capacity of concrete depends on strength of the concrete, anchor proximity as well as several other features. Coatings used in concrete as well as building industry enable to provide protection to the concrete surface. These coatings comprise of features that include abrasion resistance, anti carbonation, anti chloride ingress as well as waterproofing feature. Coatings should be applied on the concrete surface at sufficient thickness for restricting the entry of aggressive molecules.
Cement and Concrete Services also provides information on different colour pigments as well as curing compounds. Concrete surfaces can be coloured by the addition of several oxides into the mix. Brown, yellow as well as red colours are indicative of iron oxide, while white colour indicates titanium dioxide. Curing compounds enable to prevent drying of concrete during the strength gaining time phase of concrete. Different curing compounds used in building and construction industry include hydrocarbon resins, chlorinated rubbers and wax emulsions.
Epoxy resins can be used for chemical anchoring applications. These low viscosity epoxy resins are suitable for repairing small thickness cracks.