Concrete and steel processing tanks at wastewater treatment facilities bear the brunt of damages, usually from corrosive chemicals, freeze-thaw cycles, and abrasive materials found naturally in wastewater. Because of this, processing tanks need to be routinely assessed and well-maintained by a professional. Partnering with an experienced coating and masonry contractor will provide the most effective results in tank repair. The interior of the tank needs to be drained, assessed for cracks and chemical damages, then properly sealed and coated to improve efficiency. For tank exteriors, masonry is required to stabilize the structure, repair any existing superficial damages, and return the tank to its original condition.
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The demands for concrete tanks and structures used in wastewater treatment plants is extraordinary. For peak efficiency, they need to be watertight, handle 24-hour operation, endure changes in temperature and pressure, withstand chemical damage, and much more.
Professional routine maintenance for concrete structures is absolutely critical for improving the efficiency of wastewater treatment plants. We provide a variety of services for new or existing water treatment plants, including:
Routine maintenance is an important part of ensuring your water treatment plant is functioning as it should. Below is a list of failure signs that will prompt the need for a specialist.
Joint failure often presents as flaking, blistering, or cracks along the expansion gap between concrete slabs, or the expansion joint. Extensive damages could mean the complete replacement of expansion joint systems and surrounding concrete. Rely on a professional assessment to know what remedial services your plant requires.
Foreign objects and elements can be found in wastewater that can brush up or scrape against the interior concrete of holding tanks. This erosion can lead to gauges or superficial damages that can allow water to penetrate the surface which causes further, costlier, damages if left untreated.
Chemically damaged concrete is extremely common in wastewater treatment facilities. Synthetic chemicals can be used to treat wastewater which can, over time, wear down protective layers of concrete, exposing it to other potential hazards. Natural chemicals can be found in wastewater, which effectively does the same as above over a period of time. Routine maintenance is necessary to protect concrete tanks from chemical damage.
Prolonged exposure to chemicals, objects in wastewater, and extreme weather conditions will deteriorate concrete over time. This deterioration may present as hairline cracks, large expansive cracks, and even honeycombing. Any type of crack in your concrete process tanks needs to be addressed by a professional contractor to determine immediate and long-term restoration services.
Leaks in concrete structures usually are a result of cracks expanding enough to allow water to penetrate and settle, leaking through smaller hairline cracks. Urethane injections or sealants would be applied to address the leak, but a specialist will need to assess underlying damages that can be resolved with more invasive services.