When concrete cracks a typical remedy is an epoxy injection. Most concrete services companies would recommend the treatment, but not all epoxies can be used for injection. The ones referred to here are the high-performance epoxies that are intended for structural concrete bonding and crack repair.
An example of an appropriate epoxy injection application is the mending of cracks that appeared in a cooling tower at a synthetic fuel plant. The cracks were found at the ends of prestressed concrete beams. The company was not ready to demolish the structure and construct a new one so they called in concrete services professionals who recommended epoxy injections and load tested the beams for structural capacity. The treatment was much less expensive and easier to implement than demolition and reconstruction. They had found the cracks before the structural components became too unstable.
Another practical use of epoxy injections would be in reinforcing pile caps on top of concrete pile foundations. Epoxy can be injected to reconnect the fragmented caps.
There are epoxies that can withstand water. This used to be a challenge to concrete services companies before, but nowadays cracks that are filled with water can be remedied easily.
Epoxy injection can solve problems including water filled cracks, locations in cold temperature and wide cracks that need customized solutions. Concrete services professionals can address the situation and deduce what epoxy product to apply. While there are many different types of epoxy are available, one size does not fit all. It requires the right combination of materials, chemistry, and expertise.