Stainless Steel Reinforcement
When one or more lanes of a bridge, overpass or elevated roadway are closed for repairs, which may take months to complete, traffic congestion and chaos result. As our infrastructure ages, concrete deterioration has become one of the most costly and widespread problems. The reason, according to Dr Karen Scrivener, Head of the Construction Laboratory at the Swiss Federal Institute for Technology, is that corrosion attack on reinforcement bars is “the cause of over 90 percent of problems with concrete durability”. This is why specifying nickel-containing stainless steels for critical infrastructure represent the cost-effective choice, offering added benefits for both citizens and the environment.