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OXOH2O Solutions releases OXOCRETE: the world’s greenest concrete protection and rehabilitation system Bringing concrete back to life with the power of NanoTechnology.

Las Vegas, Nevada

June 2, 2021

In advance of this year’s World of Concrete conference, OXOH2O Solutions has announced the official launch of their revolutionary product, OXOCRETE. The Canada-based concrete rehabilitation start-up, backed by construction industry veteran Rick Hamm of California’s Rick Hamm Construction, has set out to solve concrete’s degradation, maintenance, and environmental problems for good.

In testing and development for over 25 years, OXOCRETE’s process is an environmentally safe, multi-phase concrete cleaning, preservation and rehabilitation system for ageing concrete structures. OXOCRETE leverages a patented process and power of Nano-Technology to achieve a penetration depth up to 10” into the concrete matrix. As a result, the OXOCRETE process improves concrete density, flexural strength and pH, and penetrates concrete well beyond the capabilities of any other known concrete rehabilitation process.

Tested and proven in some of the world’s harshest environments—from the acidic sub terrain of Florida’s tropics to Norway’s brutal winters— OXOCRETE is suitable for large-scale projects worldwide and has over 25 years of proven success in structures that were previously debilitated.

OXOCRETE’s incredible potential immediately sparked curiosity in Scott Kish, OXOH2O Solutions Brand Ambassador. As a leader in the market for product innovation and selection, when he was asked to come aboard, it was a no-brainer.

“OXOCRETE drastically outperforms past and present chemistry and application methodology of the traditional densifiers and hardeners offered in the market today. By way of nano fusion bonding, OXOCRETE brings your concrete back to life from the inside out. OXOCRETE infuses open capillaries in the concrete matrix, enhancing molecular structure. The active ingredients in chemistry delivered through our two-step patented process increases the pH in concrete to depths up to 10.” By increasing the tensile and flexural strength of damaged concrete, OXOCRETE will bring the comprehensive strength back to your concrete to equal or better strength than when you first poured it. OXOCRETE is a must-have system to repair aging infrastructure like dams, bridge decks, seawalls, and concrete structures worldwide. OXOCRETE will save your existing infrastructure from teardown and replacement and will immensely contribute to reduced greenhouse gas emissions,” says Kish.

The next frontier for the cement industry will be addressing the greenhouse-gas emissions, and leaders in the concrete and construction industries are embracing sustainability by modernizing processes, improving designs, and electing greener materials. OXOCRETE is the perfect solution to further these initiatives; in fact, all OXOCRETE produced agents and liquids are certified environmentally friendly and regarded as GRAS.

With empirical testing and years of demonstrated project experience, OXOCRETE is a definitive alternative for the construction industry with a slew of incredible outcomes. OXOCRETE is the solution for a sustainably focused future.

Enhanced Freeze-Thaw Cycle Performance

Multiple projects on concrete, brick and stone demonstrate that OXOCRETE application ensures that materials are highly resistant to the effects of water intrusion and freeze-thaw cycles. Projects in extreme Northern and Southern climates have demonstrated results.

Increased Depth of Penetration

The increased penetration depth achieved by the OXOCRETE system sets the stage for the rest of OXOCRETE’s incredible outcomes and is unmatched by any concrete rehabilitation system in the world.

Exfoliation of Salt and Other Damaging Materials From Concrete

Salts are the nemesis of concrete. Once salts have permeated into the matrix of the concrete, concrete remains consistently damp and cause efflorescence of the salts to the surface. Coatings and finishes can’t bond to these surfaces. – they’re pushed off the concrete surface through the release salts, etc, via the capillaries and pore spaces which they originally permeated.

Note: Once salts have permeated into the concrete matrix, the concrete will remain consistently damp and cause efflorescence of the salts to the surface resulting in a surface with which coatings or finishes cannot bond. After OXOCRETE application, airborne seaside salts, salts of acids and other harmful materials are exfoliated from within the matrix the concrete.

Abrasion Resistance

The OXOCRETE CPR system application has shown to add substantial abrasion resistance and performance to concrete floors and ramps where excessive weight transfer and abrasive conditions exist. Testing where consistent abrasion occurs has shown the material to resist the effects of abrasion even in chemically affected environments and has resulted in minor maintenance since 2008.

Acid and Chemical Resistance

When the OXOCRETE CPR system has been used in highly corrosive environments it was proven that concrete exposed to such conditions result in severe degradation of the internal concrete matrix. The OXOCRETE CPR system has been proven to extract the salts and acids stabilizing the concrete and providing resistance to acids or chemicals penetrating the concrete.

Reduction and/or Elimination of Electrolytic Activity

Electrolysis or oxidation and corrosion of the reinforcing steel embedded in concrete is the single largest problem in infrastructure today. Once reinforcing steel is compromised, the entire structure is in danger. To increase the time between maintenance cycles, various methods (similar to those used in the marine industry) have been developed with sacrificial anodes that are attached at the oxidation site, and achieved via OXOCRETE application.

In instances where corroding conditions exist, OXOCRETE has demonstrated success in preventing further corrosion, and inhibiting or terminating corrosion all together.

Note: Utilizing ASTM’s 867 “Half Cell Method,” electrolytic activity was reduced to negligible activity on aged concrete structures on the Gulf and Atlantic Coast in the Florida Keys. Projects dating back to 2008 have resulted in no rehabilitative work on structures treated with the OXOCRETE CPR system.

Increased Flexural Capacity

Increased flexural capacity is demonstrated in multiple instances where flexural stressors are prevalent. OXOCRETE has demonstrated success in increasing flexural strength over conventional rehabilitation systems.

Note: Laboratory compression of cores has exhibited improved flexural capacity over conventional non-treated materials.

Increased Compressive Strengths

Compressive strength improved within the matrix up to 10” deep in existing concrete substrates once the OXOCRETE CPR system has been applied and before and after cores have been extracted from the project. We have resulting case histories that date back over 25 years showing test results with increases in PSI from 20% up to 294%.

Note: All cores are extracted and tested in accordance with ASTM standards by certified and accredited testing laboratories.  

Restored pH to Better Than New Levels

In every instance where the loss of pH in the concrete existed, the pH was restored to better than new levels when the OXOCRETE CPR system was applied. Concrete when new, has a pH of 11+, which passivates the corrosion of reinforcing steel.

The pH of concrete was measured utilizing a phenolthalein solution, both before and after OXOCRETE treatment. The results of the photo survey showed that the pH was fully restored.

Note: New concrete has a pH of 11+, which passivates the corrosion of reinforcing steel. Carbon dioxide can lower the pH through a process called carbon dioxide diffusion. When the OXOCRETE System is applied from the surface, it has fully restored pH to better-than-new conditions.