New technical mortars guides from Saint-Gobain Weber
18 12 2013
Saint-Gobain Weber, has introduced two new product guides for civil engineers and qualified heavy construction professionals. The Concrete Repair & Protection and the Precision Grouting guides provide product details and guidance on best practice for the markets they serve, including product selection and areas of application, features and benefits.
The repair of concrete structures has been a key activity for over 30 years in the construction industry and the causes of decay are now better understood. Saint-Gobain Weber’s products have been specified as a solution throughout this period. The Concrete Repair & Protection guide identifies a wide portfolio of products designed to facilitate repair and protection of concrete in most circumstances, ranging from hand placed materials for localised non-structural repairs to flowable or spray solutions for mass structural replacement. Markets served include repair and maintenance of highways; commercial and residential buildings including balconies and walkways; marine structures subjected to sea emersion and constant wetting and drying conditions and the structural strengthening of multi-storey car parks, power stations, pylons, and cooling towers.
Reliable transfer of loads from structure to supporting foundations is a vital element of design in any civil engineering project. The new Precision Grouting guide details Saint-Gobain Weber’s high performance products that offer excellent dynamic load carrying capacity, durability and chemical resistance. Saint-Gobain Weber’s hard working products can be used in any situation where accuracy of alignment is essential or where transfer of dynamic or static loads are required in the construction of bridges, highways, railways, theme parks, crane rails and wind farms.
Case studies have also been included within the guides promoting Saint-Gobain Weber’s depth of expertise and product innovation in these demanding and challenging markets. Product guides for Bedding Mortars and Structural Strengthening will follow shortly to present a full suite of information and guidance for professionals.
Saint-Gobain Weber has built a reputation for its technical support, both at design stage and on site during the application programme. The company has invested heavily in dedicated training facilities which are available at the new Saint-Gobain Technical Academy based at Weber’s headquarters in Flitwick, Bedfordshire. Here there is capacity for both theoretical and practical training. As experienced labour becomes more difficult to locate, particularly in these specialist applications, Saint-Gobain Weber can introduce specifiers and clients to experienced applicators.