Civil Engineering Tips’ Category

Crack Injection, Product Selection

Take a good look at any concrete structure and you’re bound to see a few cracks forming. While it is easy to place the blame on materials or human error, the reality is that it’s in the nature of concrete to crack, even when the utmost care is taken during construction. When cracks form in

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Does the Non-Shrink Grout ‘Unicorn’ Really Exist? – Part 2

Last week we discussed the different types of shrinkage and the dimensional stability of grout products. This week we will examine timing, testing and shrinkage compensation of grout. In the most part, engineers and applicators will observe shrinkage at a specific point in time. Test data will often refer to ‘28-day shrinkage’ which is the

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Does the Non-Shrink Grout ‘Unicorn’ Really Exist? – Part 1

Just like the elusive unicorn, there’s a willingness to believe that non-shrink grouts really do exist. This imaginary grout not only lives on in the eyes of some engineers and end-users, but is repeatedly peddled by some of the leading suppliers of high-performance pre-packaged grout products. To determine once and for all if this ‘unicorn’

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The 5 Main Types of Concrete Failure – Here’s What You Need to Know

In the world of concrete repairs, the cause of the problem is not often visible, rather it is just a symptom of the real cause. Before any external faults show, stresses build up, internal chemical reactions may take place and unknown costs are already needed to repair the concealed failure. By the time it is

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How Innovative Polymers are Retiring the Reinforced Steel Bar

In 1845 people rode horses to work, no one knew what electricity was and the reinforced steel bar was invented. These days, we drive to work in air-conditioned cars, while chatting on smartphones… Yet we still use the same old reinforced steel bar. Isn’t it about time the rebar saw some innovation? Innovation is at

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The Three Golden Rules for Fast Set Concrete

Runways and roads are getting busier each year. As anyone working in the industry knows, replacing and repairing them is becoming more challenging than ever. Stakeholders are pushing for works to be completed faster in an attempt to save money and minimise traffic interruptions. Bluey’s extensive experience with Fast Set Concretes (FSCs) and challenging commercial

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100 year design life waterproofing systems

Bluey recently supplied waterproofing in the basement of a new block of high end apartments where a leak free outcome was imperative. Bluey offered engineering and technical assistance to our approved contractor to provide a full suite of solutions that achieved design specifications. During the design stages of the project Bluey discussed the various options

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Product Focus: BluCem FSC

Bluey’s fast setting cement, BluCem FSC, is a cement binder designed to be used on major infrastructure networks around the world. BluCem FSC has been specially formulated to be mixed with course and fine aggregates to produce a fast set concrete. Major airports in Australia, New Zealand and Asia see BluCem FSC technology as delivering

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Choosing the right grout injection mixing method is key to a successful crack repair.

How to fill cracks with injection grout

Repairing cracks with injection grout helps provide waterproofing and corrosion protection. Check out the BluRez range of epoxy and polyurethane resins.

The quality of your concrete patch repair job will rely on your choice of appropriate mortar, mixing technique and equipment.

Choosing the right mortar for concrete patch repairs

Cementitious patch repairs are a necessary and effective solution for strengthening concrete structures, areas of which have become defective or spalled.

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