Bermuda’s moist, salt rich environment accelerates corrosion of unprotected metal decking and embedded rebar in slabs and beams. During the 1980’s Holorib metal decking was a common choice for residential tank slabs, exterior patios, pool and pump room slabs. This metal decking is your main reinforcement providing strength for the slab to span between walls. Heavily corroded decks may be structurally compromised with the loss of this metal to rust, leaving you with an un-reinforced slab. Older slabs and beams that are cracked and spalling likely have corroded rebar that is expanding and deteriorating, weakening the slab.
Structural engineers from Mason and Associates Ltd will assess the existing condition of your slab and whether our Safstrip (high strength fiber reinforced strapping) is a suitable solution to strengthening. Safstrip is used throughout North America to strengthen bridge deck slabs and can be an economical and practical alternative to demolition and re-casting new slabs. It is twice as strong as rebar and will not corrode, ever. The Safstrip strapping is engineered to suit your existing conditions. Structural engineers will assess the quality of your existing concrete, slab thickness, span and loading conditions and provide authorized installers Renew Ltd with the appropriate strap spacing and bolting patterns to return the slab to full, code compliant capacity.