Preventing degradation of reinforced concrete water structures

Reinforced concrete is commonly used for construction in the water industry due to its high durability and ability to sustain stress from vibrations, winds and external forces. However, if left unprotected, chemical and physical influences can cause severe degradation. The key to extending the life of reinforced concrete water assets is installing an appropriate protective [...]

2018-06-26T11:03:47+00:00 June 26th, 2018|

Meeting the demands of the automotive industry

Motor workshops are a demanding environment, with the floor subject to damage by frequent heavy traffic, oil and chemicals, and impacts. It is important that workshop floors are well maintained and protected to reduce damage, and to ensure they remain safe and aesthetically pleasing. Motor workshops are subject to harsh conditions which can affect the [...]

2018-06-25T13:42:05+00:00 June 14th, 2018|

Taking the shock out of flooring

Warehouse storage racking is an essential component in the modern logistics industry but it is not without its risks. In areas where flammable and sensitive goods are kept, and sparks, fire and heat need to be avoided, measures need to be put in place to eliminate the chances of electrostatic discharge occurring. An appropriate floor [...]

2018-06-14T09:33:20+00:00 June 12th, 2018|

Come see us at WIOA QLD

Hychem will be exhibiting at WIOA QLD in Logan from 6-7 at the Logan Metro Sports Centre. Visit us at Site 23 to discuss our range of high performance concrete sealers to repair, seal, and protect water and wastewater infrastructure from corrosion.

2018-05-24T12:20:37+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|

Protecting concrete with cementitious waterproofing slurries

Concrete is the most commonly used material in the construction industry. However, while it is durable, it is not unfailing, and if exposed to water, it can weaken over time. This is because concrete is porous, so water and other fluids can easily infiltrate the surface. To prevent this, and increase the longevity and durability [...]

2018-05-09T10:12:50+00:00 May 8th, 2018|

Tiles, vinyl and epoxy: Considerations when selecting commercial flooring

Whether it be offices, restaurants, medical facilities, retail or storage rooms, floors need to be durable. But each commercial space has different requirements and experience varying conditions, which means not every flooring solution will be right for your needs. Here we look at the pros and cons of three popular options - tiles, vinyl and [...]

2018-05-08T09:26:23+00:00 May 8th, 2018|

Finding Curly Flat’s flooring solution

Curly Flat Winery - located in the Macedon Ranges, Victoria - has been producing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay at its on-site winery since 2002. When it was discovered that acid from the wine was corroding the floors in the production and crushing areas, Watertight Epoxy Floor Solutions was tasked with finding a protective coating that [...]

2018-05-08T09:02:59+00:00 May 8th, 2018|

Potable water coating up to standard

Without an appropriate protective coating, water infrastructure can be subject to corrosion, rust and bacteria which can affect the longevity of the asset as well as  water quality. When coating potable water assets, it is important to select a coating that meets the requirements outlined in Australian Standard AS4020 regarding material that comes into contact [...]

2018-04-12T10:39:53+00:00 April 12th, 2018|

Keeping corrosion at bay in the water industry

Water and wastewater infrastructure each have their own unique characteristics and requirements that need to be considered and adhered to when selecting a protective coating solution. Wastewater infrastructure is easily corroded from constant exposure to harsh chemicals and high levels of acidity, whereas water infrastructure is exposed to fewer chemicals but, as transport for a [...]

2018-04-12T10:22:11+00:00 April 12th, 2018|

Transforming deteriorated wastewater assets

Wastewater infrastructure is exposed to a number of harsh chemicals and bacteria that cause erosion and deterioration. If left unprotected, assets such as manholes or sewers can threaten the integrity of an entire system while being costly to replace or rehabilitate. Using an appropriate protective coating can extend the life of an asset and reduce [...]

2018-03-06T19:10:38+00:00 February 21st, 2018|