Alchemco's BridgeDECK product line are designed to increase the durability and sustainability of concrete structures. Using award-winning biochemically modified technology, these cost-effective products were developed to provide 15-20 years of surface protection for concrete bridges as well as a system designed to ‘fully waterproof’ the concrete matrix beneath the bridge’s surface for a minimum of 25 years.
PROtectant, PROtectant Plus, and Waterproofing Agent are all designed to provide long-term protection for concrete bridge surfaces, with a minimum of disruption to traffic flow—due to the fast and easy application of all three products.
"We're thrilled to be able to offer our unique technology to the city, county, state, and federal highway markets in the U.S. and overseas. This technology will help the U.S. and many other countries make their infrastructure last decades longer," says Mario Baggio, Alchemco CEO.
AlchemcoThese products are spray-applied, and penetrate below the surface of the concrete to create a continuous barrier to moisture penetration. This technology has the unique ability to seal existing cracks in structural concrete. Preventing the water and chemicals from penetrating into the concrete helps prevent the premature deterioration of the structure. In addition to that, this formula remains reactive inside the concrete and can seal future cracks (cracks that happen after the application).
Providing state DOT’s an affordable long-term solution to preserve, protect and waterproof their concrete bridges and tunnels, these products are ideal for bridge construction, major highway projects, and other large-scale roadway infrastructure applications—offering a significant advantage by not having to repeatedly close their bridges down to traffic, in order to reapply or maintain the short-term water retardant materials they’ve used in the past.
The high level of performance provided by these materials allows Alchemco to provide an extended warranty (15-25 years).
BridgeDECK products are all VOC-free, with a service life of between 15 and 25 years, and are potable water safe (passed NSF-61 certification at Underwriters Laboratories).