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GUIDANCE ON HOW TO ASSESS WHETHER AN AGED METAL COATING IS SUITABLE FOR RECOATING.

February 5, 2021

Metal roofing and cladding sheets can be protected indefinitely if correctly maintained, but advanced coating failure often spells expensive replacement of roof sheets. This article is …

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WHAT IS A RUST INHIBITING PRIMER?

Rust inhibiting primers help to slow the future formation of rust if a corrosion resistant coating system is damaged. The term ‘rust inhibiting’ is normally used to describe primers that contain Zinc or Zinc Phosphate….

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WHAT IS CONCRETE CARBONATION AND HOW IS IT TREATED?

Concrete carbonation causes embedded steel reinforcements to corrode, with the resulting expansion cracking and weakening the concrete. It commences as soon as concrete is exposed to the atmosphere, …

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Combatting metal corrosion in Coastal Environments – an explanation for Building Owners and Surveyors.

February 5, 2018

The Metal Cladding and Roofing Manufacturers Association (MCRMA) define a “coastal environment” as the area extending to a minimum of 1km from the shore or edge of tidal water. This may …

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