Solutions for Bridges, Rail & Roads
Bridging the gap for durable concrete constructions
Concrete bridges, highways and railroad tracks require high performance concrete admixtures that provide excellent long-term resistance to cracking, shrinkage and steel corrosion from the beginning.
Increasing demands for faster construction and an extended service life creates challenges for designers and engineers as the structures are exposed to traffic loads, extreme weather conditions and attack from environmental elements such as chlorides and sulphates.
The Master Builders Solution brand from BASF offers the latest polymer technology for high quality, high strength and versatile concrete. Our premier technical support teams offer customized solutions by selecting the appropriate admixtures and optimized concrete mixture proportions for the best balance of durability and ease of placement.
MasterGlenium: high-range water-reducing admixtures.
MasterLife – corrosion resistant admixtures.
MasterSet – concrete setting-time adjusters.
MasterPel – water resistant, efflorescence-controlling admixtures.
Intelligent solutions - diagnose, repair and protect
Master Builders Solutions from BASF has a comprehensive portfolio of optimal repair and protection solutions that specifically meet the challenges faced in bridge renovation, maintenance, preservation and new construction.
Our product range is supported by a global community of BASF construction experts whose expertise is built on more than 100 years of experience in the construction industry. We connect with you to deliver tailor-made solutions for the successful completion of your bridge repair and protection projects from start to finish, keeping structures sound for years to come.
From corrosion prevention and mitigation, to concrete repair and crack rehabilitation, Master Builders Solutions products are formulated to re-establish the bridge's structural integrity and aesthetics. By understanding the primary cause of the damage, we work with you to quickly restore the bridge’s full load-bearing capacity, extending the service life and strength of the concrete and its architectural elements, for a fast return to service.
By applying Master Builders Solutions protective coatings and superficial treatments, the deterioration of concrete decks from traffic erosion, water ingression, salts and freeze-thaw cycles can be resisted. These include high-performance water repellents and thin polymer overlays that chemically bond with the concrete to create an invisible defense shield.
Grouting solutions that challenge movement
Master Builders Solutions' cementitious, epoxy and polymer-based grouting solutions are designed for their ease of application, durability and high performance properties. Developed for segmental bridges and rail lines, these high-strength liquid grouting products deliver post-tensioning, structural stabilization and precision alignment of parts.
Grouts that are formulated for injection and concrete bonding, anchoring and the protection of steel tendons from corrosion, provide total load bearing support for each component or segment. Highly durable, they are able to withstand extreme conditions and temperatures that include freeze-thaw cycles and marine environments.