Waterfront Structures

Waterfront structures are subjected to severe and aggressive environmental conditions due to their proximity or coexistence with water (seas, rivers or lakes).

Consequently they suffer heavy losses of strength, mainly due to corrosion, as they are in a constant wet/dry condition. The corrosive nature of marine environments can destroy the aesthetics of a structure, hinder its serviceability and render it useless. The level of structural distress varies with each project.

The Tyfo Fibrwrap System was purposely developed for waterfront structures and can resolve structural problems, rehabilitate and restore the aestheticas of any structure, provide significant long-term protection coating and prolong the service life of these structures.

The Tyfo Fibrwrap System is designed to add strength and protection to existing in-water structures. This system is comprised of high strength fibers and specially designed epoxies. Installed above or below the water line in both fresh and salt water, in circular, octagonal, rectangular and odd-shaped cross sections.

Applications

  • Rehabilitation and repair to structural elements of waterfront structures such as piles, beams, slabs, walls (concrete, steel or wood)
  • Protective, pigmented epoxy coating providing improved aesthetics and long-term durability
  • Protection of corroded reinforced concrete and steel structures
  • Preventative measures for new construction
  • Preventing of corrosive agent intrusion including oxygen and marine organisms

Features

  • Thoroughly tested at independent laboratories
  • Cost – effective
  • Extends the service life of existing structures
  • Can significantly lowers the corrosion rate while confining existing members
  • Can prevent the onset of corrosion when applied to new structural elements
  • Can be used on circular, square, rectangular, hexagonal, flared and alternative shaped cross-sections with odd shapes with only minimal modifications
  • Increase the member capacity for projects requiring change of use

Benefits

  • Advanced technological solution for rehabilitation and repair
  • TFS is extensively tested and carry all required approvals
  • Prevents the loss of strength due to corrosion or erosion
  • Increases the original capacity for change-of-use retrofit projects
  • Extends the life-cycle of any kind of waterfront structure
  • Is installed with minimum disturbance and disruption
  • Environmentally friendly solution
What are the Solutions?
  • Rehabilitation of corroded or distressed members
  • Extension of service life
  • Structural repair & strengthening near & under water
  • Corrosion protection from aggressive environments
  • Enhancement of structural capacity for increased loads
  • Pre-fabricated Systems for underwater applications
  • Cathodic protection
  • Emergency repairs

Waterfront Structures Projects

Crack Repairs and Environmental Protection

Crack Repairs and Environmental Protection

Bristol Port Company

Beam Strengthening – Sluice Gate Structure

Beam Strengthening – Sluice Gate Structure

AG Wrights Sluice Gates

Coastal Erosion Prevention – Royal Portbury Dock

Coastal Erosion Prevention – Royal Portbury Dock

Royal Portbury Dock