Durability Starts with Material Integrity

Which material is the structure made of?

Metals

Exposed metals can deteriorate faster overtime if not protected. Learn what preventative measure should be taken.

Concrete

Depending on the concrete mix, materials can deteriorate faster if not used in the appropriate environment.

Masonry

Masonry materials such as marble, limestone and terra-cotta all perform differently depending of environmental factors.

Wood

Wooden materials can be susceptible to deterioration if not sealed with protective barriers.

Materials perform differently in different environments

Which environmental factors are impacting the material's durability?

Soil

Soil properties can cause unintended chemical reactions to materials in not fully understood.

Water

Water can initiate and accelerate unintended chemical reactions.

Air

Temperature and Humidity can accelerate deterioration rates.

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