Precast Polymer Concrete (PPC)
Why choose polymer concrete?
Proven technology – our precast polymer concrete structures have been designed to offer a 50-year corrosion warranty.
The problem of corrosion in wastewater systems is no secret. The industry has tried to address this problem with multiple options in the past years such as coating applications, cast in liners or admixtures. The polymer concrete solutions is different as it doesn’t imply to fix a deficient structure that is reactive to the corrosive environment, but to eliminate the problem at source by installing a material that won't need fixing later on.
By approaching the problem at source with a sustainable approach, the risk of failure and the maintenance level is significantly decreased, even disappeared. For those reasons, polymer concrete structure are one of the most cost-efficient and sustainable solutions in corrosive environment.
Polymer concrete raises the bar of standard performance in wastewater infrastructures. Using polymer concrete means a complete and sustainable upgrade of your systems.
Polymer concrete was introduced in 1950 and became common mostly in Europe by the end of the 1970s. It is a type of concrete in which polymers are used as a binding material instead of cement. Solutions for standard maintenance holes, pump stations, wetwells, siphons, junction boxes and custom structures.
Composition of precast polymer concrete
Polymer concrete is a material made from non-reactive sand, aggregate and resin.
Best practice material
Traditional Concrete vs. Polymer Concrete
Contains cement and potentially reactive aggregates
Completely inert structure - fully corrosion proof straight out of the factory
Compressive strength of 4,000 psi
Flexural strength of 400 psi
Compressive strength of 16,000 psi
Flexural strength of 2,200 psi
Complex installation due to heaviness and thicker walls
Easy installation with the possibility of modular construction
Requires more maintenance and is less durable
Affordable by taking advantage of material properties
Premature deterioration due to freeze-thaw damage
Durable and resilient in conditions of rapid freeze-thaw cycles
No manufacturer warranty available
50-year warranty on the entire structure
The characteristics of a hero
The benefits of polymer concrete
PPC Maintenance Hole
Our polymer concrete maintenance holes range from 36" to 192" and we can provide precast maintenance hole bases. Available in circular and non-circular designs.
This solution allows you to rebuild a "new" structure from inside your existing system.
Polymer concrete resolves the challenge of H2S exposure to lift stations.
Tanks / Cells
The properties of polymer concrete make it an ideal material for building structures that are exposed to acidic solutions in the mining process.
Base rule: whatever you can produce in traditional concrete, you can do in polymer concrete.