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7 key tips for durable waterproofing using liquid membranes

The versatility of liquid membranes allows their application for waterproofing of all types of structures, from roofs to cellars, including car parks, and from industrial plants to infrastructures like bridges, dams or water treatment plants. Liquid membranes form a fully bonded, seamless waterproofing layer that avoids welds and seams which typically represent the weaker spots …

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How to take care of aging concrete structures – what do the experts say? Part 1

The safety of structures, and the deterioration of the concrete from which they are made, are raising concerns in our society, especially for structures over 50 years old. A January 2021 UN report, Ageing Water Storage Infrastructure: An Emerging Global Risk, highlights this issue, as do incidents such as the collapse of the Polcevera bridge in …

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Construction of the tallest seafront residential tower in the Mediterranean

The tallest seafront residential tower in the Mediterranean has been built in Limassol in Cyprus: At a height of 170 meters, the ONE-Tower features 37 floors and is scheduled to become the island’s new landmark. Experts from Master Builders Solutions® supported the contractor in every stage of construction, providing admixtures MasterGlenium SKY, MasterSet, MasterLife, MasterRoc …

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Extend the service life of your concrete structure – Part 1

Corrosion never sleeps and especially in case of steel-reinforced concrete structures the proper method is required to mitigate and prevent it. Corrosion can be defined as the conversion of a refined metal into its more stable oxides, with the consumption of oxygen and water. Concrete provides a natural shield, protecting the steel reinforcement against corrosion. …

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Secondary containment solutions to protect the environment and manage business risks

Today, operators of processing plants such as petrochemical and other chemical plants must have plans and measures in place to contain a hazardous spill of chemicals that can contaminate soil and water under most countries’ environmental regulations. While the fastest response teams are often in place, basins should hold the substance for a certain acceptable …

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