Concrete protection can include waterproofing to create a membrain or coating or sealers to provide a protecvtive barrier. Concrete protection also means protecting the embedded steel bars from corrosion. This can be done by applying a protective layer on the reinforcement, by using corrosion inhibitors or by cathodic protection.
Coatings suitable for protection at concrete surfaces are:
- Epoxy resin,
- Bituminous compound linseed oil,
- Silicon preparation,
- Rubber emulsion or even mere cement coating.
Coatings are also used for sealing of the cracks in concrete structures. For this, high elasticity coating materials is used.