UltraTech Concrete Stainless

The corrosion of reinforcement steel in concrete is a universal problem. It is one of the major reasons for failure of concrete due to loss of durability. If concrete is compacted well, leaving no voids, then the rate of corrosion can be controlled. For all practical purposes, even well compacted concrete is likely to have 1-2% voids through which ingress of moisture can take place, which leads to corrosion of steel. Steel embedded in concrete can expand 5-6 times more than its original volume due to corrosion, causing internal stresses and cracks in the concrete cover. These cracks further aggravate the corrosion process by allowing exposure of the steel.

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The corrosion of reinforcement steel in concrete is a universal problem. It is one of the major reasons for failure of concrete due to loss of durability. If concrete is compacted well, leaving no voids, then the rate of corrosion can be controlled. For all practical purposes, even well compacted concrete is likely to have 1-2% voids through which ingress of moisture can take place, which leads to corrosion of steel. Steel embedded in concrete can expand 5-6 times more than its original volume due to corrosion, causing internal stresses and cracks in the concrete cover. These cracks further aggravate the corrosion process by allowing exposure of the steel.