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CONCRETE CRACK REPAIR AND STRUCTURAL STRENGTHENING SOLUTIONS



Concrete is a widely used construction material that provides both strength and durability, but it is not immune to cracking and deterioration over time. Structural cracks in concrete can compromise the stability of a building or structure, leading to safety concerns.

To restore the integrity and lifespan of concrete structures, various solutions have been developed.

Choose Your Project

Rhino Carbon Fiber has over 20 years of experience in the industry:



 

We are ICC-ES Certified and supporting members of ACI and ICRI.

WHY CAN CONCRETE FAIL IN STRUCTURES?



Concrete structures can fail due to a variety of reasons, including:

 

  1. Poor quality of raw materials: Concrete is made up of cement, water, aggregate, and other additives. If the quality of any of these materials is poor, it can lead to a weaker concrete mixture that is more prone to failure.

 

  1. Improper mix design: Mix design plays a critical role in the strength and durability of concrete. If the mix design is incorrect, the concrete may be too porous, making it more susceptible to cracking and failure.

 

  1. Poor construction practices: Concrete structures can also fail due to poor construction practices, such as incorrect curing procedures, inadequate reinforcement, or improper placement of concrete.

 

  1. Environmental factors: Exposure to extreme temperatures, moisture, chemicals, live loads and other environmental factors can cause concrete to deteriorate over time, leading to cracks, spalling and other forms of failure.

 

  1. Overloading: Concrete structures that are subjected to excessive loads can experience cracking and failure if they are not designed or built to handle them.

 

  1. Corrosion of reinforcement: Reinforcing steel is an essential component of concrete structures, but it can corrode over time if it is not protected adequately. Corrosion can weaken the steel, leading to cracking and failure of the concrete structure.


Rhino Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Products help contractors across North America restore structural integrity through crack repair and strengthening. 

THE BENEFITS OF CFRP IN COMMERCIAL PROJECTS



Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) has several advantages when used for concrete repair:

 

  1. High strength-to-weight ratio: CFRP has a high strength-to-weight ratio, meaning that it can provide a significant increase in strength with a minimal increase in weight.

 

  1. Durability: CFRP is highly durable and resistant to corrosion, making it an ideal material for use in concrete repair applications that are exposed to harsh environmental conditions.

 

  1. Easy-to-install: CFRP is relatively easy to install, as it can be bonded directly to the concrete surface using epoxy. CFRP can reduce the time and cost of repairs compared to traditional concrete repair methods.

 

  1. Aesthetically pleasing: CFRP is a visually appealing material that can blend in with the surrounding concrete when coated or painted, making it a suitable choice for use in visible concrete repair applications.

 

  1. Flexibility: CFRP is flexible, which allows it to conform to the shape of the concrete surface and provides added protection against cracking.

 

  1. Long-lasting: CFRP is resistant to corrosion and is expected to last for many years with proper installation, which makes it a cost-effective solution for concrete repair over the long term.

Additional adventages:

PRICE

• Cost-effective repair and

strengthening method

• Reduces Life-Cycle Costs

• Light weight reduces transportation,

equipment and labor costs

• Lower traffic disturbance due to

quick installation

• Long-term durability, as well as a

high resistance to chemicals, results

in minimal maintenance


RESPONSIVENESS

• Fast repair and strengthening

method

• Resists shear, flexural and torsion

forces


SUSTAINABILITY

• Retrofitting CFRP reduces the negative

environmental effects of demolition and

rebuild

• Reduces the amount of raw materials used for

reconstruction, such as water, concrete, steel,

timber etc.

• Decreased energy use in transportation and

installation due to its light weight

• Recyclable

 

AVAILABILITY

1. Product – Carbon fiber is readily available and

easily shipped anywhere

2. Labor – There are local contractors that install

Rhino Carbon Fiber products across North

America in commercial projects

WHAT TYPE OF PROJECTS DO RHINO PRODUCTS WORK IN?



COMMERCIAL

  • Broadcast Studios
  • Laboratories
  • Offices
  • Parking Garages
  • Rental Warehouses
  • Transportation Terminals 

INDUSTRIAL

  • Manufacturing Plants
  • Processing Plants
  • Warehouses
  • Misc. Industrial

COMMUNITY

  • Auditoriums
  • Clubs/Community Centers
  • Golf Courses/Country Clubs
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Religious Auditoriums
  • Sports Arenas/Convention Centers

MEDICAL

  • Hospitals/Clinics
  • Medical Offices
  • Nursing Homes

MILITARY

  • Military Housing
  • Military Offices
  • Military Misc.

EDUCATIONAL

  • Athletic Buildings 
  • Cafeterias
  • College, University
  • Dormitories
  • Elementary, Preschools
  • High Schools
  • Junior High Schools
  • Special, Vocational Schools

RETAIL

  • Automotive
  • Banks
  • Entertainment
  • Food Stores
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Retail Stores
  • Shopping Centers

GOVERNMENT

  • Courthouses
  • Fire and Police Stations
  • Government Offices
  • Park Buildings
  • Post Offices
  • Prisons
  • Government Misc. Buildings

CIVIL

  • Airports
  • Athletic Fields and Courts
  • Bridges and Culverts
  • Piles and Pier Caps
  • Dams and Canals
  • Electrical Work
  • Flood Control
  • Marine Work
  • Parks and Landscaping
  • Power Plants and Lines
  • Railroads and Subways
  • Roads
  • Sewers and Water Mains
  • Swimming Pools
  • Tanks – Floating Roof vs Tank Shell Repairs 
  • Pipes
  • Tunnels
  • Wastewater Treatment Plants

To view our products, features/benefits and technical data – please click here to visit our product page:

CONCRETE CRACK REPAIR AND STRUCTURAL STRENGTHENING SOLUTIONS



Concrete is a widely used construction material that provides both strength and durability, but it is not immune to cracking and deterioration over time. Structural cracks in concrete can compromise the stability of a building or structure, leading to safety concerns. To restore the integrity and lifespan of concrete structures, various solutions have been developed.

Choose Your Project

Rhino Carbon Fiber has over 20 years of experience in the industry:


We are ICC-ES Certified and supporting members of ACI and ICRI. 


WHY CAN CONCRETE FAIL IN STRUCTURES?

Concrete structures can fail due to a variety of reasons, including:

1. Poor quality of raw materials: Concrete is made up of cement, water, aggregate, and other additives. If the quality of any of these materials is poor, it can lead to a weaker concrete mixture that is more prone to failure.
2.  Improper mix design: Mix design plays a critical role in the strength and durability of concrete. If the mix design is incorrect, the concrete may be too porous, making it more susceptible to cracking and failure.
3. Poor construction practices: Concrete structures can also fail due to poor construction practices, such as incorrect curing procedures, inadequate reinforcement, or improper placement of concrete.
4. Environmental factors: Exposure to extreme temperatures, moisture, chemicals, live loads and other environmental factors can cause concrete to deteriorate over time, leading to cracks, spalling and other forms of failure.
5. Overloading: Concrete structures that are subjected to excessive loads can experience cracking and failure if they are not designed or built to handle them.
6. Corrosion of reinforcement: Reinforcing steel is an essential component of concrete structures, but it can corrode over time if it is not protected adequately. Corrosion can weaken the steel, leading to cracking and failure of the concrete structure.

THE BENEFITS OF CFRP IN COMMERCIAL PROJECTS

Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) has several advantages when used for concrete repair:

1. High strength-to-weight ratio: CFRP has a high strength-to-weight ratio, meaning that it can provide a significant increase in strength with a minimal increase in weight.
2. Durability: CFRP is highly durable and resistant to corrosion, making it an ideal material for use in concrete repair applications that are exposed to harsh environmental conditions.
3. Easy-to-install: CFRP is relatively easy to install, as it can be bonded directly to the concrete surface using epoxy. CFRP can reduce the time and cost of repairs compared to traditional concrete repair methods.
4. Aesthetically pleasing: CFRP is a visually appealing material that can blend in with the surrounding concrete when coated or painted, making it a suitable choice for use in visible concrete repair applications.
5. Flexibility: CFRP is flexible, which allows it to conform to the shape of the concrete surface and provides added protection against cracking.
6. Long-lasting: CFRP is resistant to corrosion and is expected to last for many years with proper installation, which makes it a cost-effective solution for concrete repair over the long term.

Rhino Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Products help contractors across North America restore structural integrity through crack repair and strengthening. 

Additional advantages:

PRICE

  •  Cost-effective repair and strengthening method
  • Reduces Life-Cycle Costs
  • Light weight reduces transportation, equipment and labor costs
  • Lower traffic disturbance due to quick installation
  • Long-term durability, as well as a high resistance to chemicals, results in minimal maintenance

RESPONSIVENESS

  • Fast repair and strengthening method
  • Resists shear, flexural and torsion forces

SUSTAINABILITY

  • Retrofitting CFRP reduces the negative environmental effects of demolition and rebuild
  • Reduces the amount of raw materials used for reconstruction, such as water, concrete, steel, timber etc.
  • Decreased energy use in transportation and installation due to its light weight
  • Recyclable

AVAILABILITY

  • Product – Carbon fiber is readily available and easily shipped anywhere
  • Labor – There are local contractors that install Rhino Carbon Fiber products across North America in commercial projects

WHAT TYPE OF PROJECTS DO RHINO PRODUCTS WORK IN?

COMMERCIAL

  • Laboratories
  • Offices
  • Parking Garages
  • Rental Warehouses
  • Transportation Terminals 

INDUSTRIAL

  • Manufacturing Plants
  • Processing Plants
  • Warehouses
  • Misc. Industrial

COMMUNITY

  • Auditoriums
  • Clubs/Community Centers
  • Golf Courses/Country Clubs
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Religious Auditoriums
  • Sports Arenas/Convention Centers

MEDICAL

  • Hospitals/Clinics
  • Medical Offices
  • Nursing Homes

GOVERNMENT

  • Courthouses
  • Fire and Police Stations
  • Government Offices
  • Park Buildings
  • Post Offices
  • Prisons
  • Government Misc. Buildings

EDUCATIONAL

  • Athletic Buildings 
  • Cafeterias
  • College, University
  • Dormitories
  • Elementary, Preschools
  • High Schools
  • Junior High Schools
  • Special, Vocational Schools

RETAIL

  • Automotive
  • Banks
  • Entertainment
  • Food Stores
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Retail Stores
  • Shopping Centers

MILITARY

  • Military Housing
  • Military Offices
  • Military Misc.

CIVIL

  • Airports
  • Athletic Fields and Courts
  • Bridges and Culverts
  • Piles and Pier Caps
  • Dams and Canals
  • Electrical Work
  • Flood Control
  • Marine Work
  • Parks and Landscaping
  • Power Plants and Lines
  • Railroads and Subways
  • Roads
  • Sewers and Water Mains
  • Swimming Pools
  • Tanks – Floating Roof vs Tank Shell Repairs 
  • Pipes
  • Tunnels
  • Wastewater Treatment Plants

To view our products and features/benefits – please click here to visit our product page:

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