Date: February, 2009
Location: Smith Waterproofing, Almont MI
Contractor: Gateway Engineering & Surveying
Corrosive materials are present in almost every workplace. A corrosive substance is one that will destroy or irreversibly damage another surface or substance with which it comes into contact. Acids, bases (which include caustics or alkalis), and other chemicals may be corrosive. In commercial and industrial settings, the release of corrosive chemicals can have a devastating effect on a buildings structural integrity, compression and tensile capacity.
Processing Plant combined high humidity and a very acidic environment. The corrosive atmosphere deteriorated CMU building, creating loss of compression capacity a loss of tensile capacity.
Material Used: 300 g.s.m. Unidirectional Tow Sheet & 4550 Epoxy Resin
Fortress Carbon Fiber was designed to tie foundation back together while increasing its compression capacity, and still maintain plant production.
Fortress 300 g.s.m. Carbon Fiber Fabric was installed 4ft on center to increase compression capacity.