Corrosion in Concrete
Often, corroding rebar in deteriorating concrete is the cause of costly repairs, financial losses, injuries, and even deaths.
Corrosion occurs in concrete due to an electrochemical process, which can be formed in two ways:
- When two dissimilar metals are embedded in the concrete or when significant variations exist in surface characteristics of the steel.
- Or due to differences in concentration of dissolved ions near steel, such as alkalis, chlorides, and oxygen.
Cortec MCI® (Migrating Corrosion Inhibitor™)
Cortec Corporation’s patented MCI® (Migrating Corrosion Inhibitor™) Technology provides superior corrosion protection for reinforcing metal in concrete.
MCI® greatly extends the service life of new and existing structures by proactively delaying the onset of corrosion and keeping rates low after initiation. MCI® products also maintain structural integrity, rehabilitate vulnerable structures, and alleviate environmental concerns.