Fighting Corrosion in Coastal Buildings
Corrosion is one of the major threats for buildings along the Florida coast that can be caused by the salty air and tidal flooding. While high-rises are constructed with tougher codes and improved waterproofing methods than than what was standard decades ago, some research engineers believe that there are better ways to build more durable concrete structures with new developments in technology. Budget restraint seems to be the reason why many engineers are not using these new methods, as some cost about 20% more than traditional methods. However, the higher cost has greater payoff in the long run: new technology can delay or even eliminate corrosion, preventing some future maintenance costs.
Read about what kind of methods can make high-rise buildings last longer:
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