The cost of concrete shrinkage
Concrete drying and autogeneous shrinkage can be a significant expense to the construction industry. From mitigation efforts, to repairs, to liabilities, the financial burden of shrinkage cracks extends well beyond the cost of a yard of concrete. In addition, an owner’s perceived value of a structure is significantly decreased once cracks occur.
Cost Savings with PREVent-C® and PREVent-G® Products across the lifecycle of a structure:
- LOWER maintenance costs due to larger allowable joint spacing
- REDUCTIONS in timely and expensive crack-injection repairs
- ELIMINATED legal issues associated with identifying responsible parties for repair of cracks ·
- REDUCED secondary effects of cracking post-repairs including corrosion, ASR, freeze-thaw damage, ingress of chemicals, etc.