STAR Macro-Deck® Concrete Penetrant
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STAR Macro-Deck® D.O.T. formulation
For application on Concrete bridge decks, superstructures, and concrete control barriers.
Penetrates Concrete, Not Another Coating
STAR Macro-Deck® is a specialty product, that penetrates and protects concrete, which has been tested in DOT Applications. It shields against any damage produced from deicing salts. It also provides a barrier against various petrochemicals and oils.
STAR Macro-Deck® is water thin and is Economical, Easy to Store and Apply.
Unprotected bridge structures can deteriorate over time and are costly to repair and replace. STAR Macro Deck® was studied and proven to prevent damage to concrete deck structures.
Major advantages of STAR Macro-Deck®
- Superior Grade DOT Tested Formulation
- Penetrates Concrete, Not Another Coating
- Improves flexural and tensile strength of the concrete.
- 100% Acrylic Polymer Concrete Saturant
- Easy to apply, fluid – water like consistency.
- Water based product is safe to handle and easy to store
What destroys concrete:
- The irreversible effects of weathering water, deicing salts, and other elements commonly damage concrete.
- Deicing salts, used for roads, produce severe spalling, map cracking, crumbling and moderate fracturing of concrete structures.
- Additionally, deicing salts permeate through concrete and corrode reinforcing bars (rebars) and thus destroy the load bearing capacity of the overall concrete structure.
- Over time, this can lead to the complete catastrophic structural failure.
How can concrete be protected?
Concrete can be effectively protected by a specialty treatment of STAR Macro-Deck®, that will stop salt penetration and reduce concrete deterioration by other damaging elements.
STAR Macro-Deck® is based on specialty polymers and concrete saturants. It quickly penetrates into concrete surfaces and forms a rubber matrix network inside the physical concrete structure. This rubber matrix network stops water, deicing salts, and other damaging elements.
STAR Macro-Deck® maintains the flexural and tensile strength of concrete and can be applied on new and existing concrete structures.