Silo Repair & Restoration
WPS Commercial offers several repair and restoration options that relate to silo storing. No matter what type of structure you have, or the material stored, you can count on WPS to help with your silo’s structural issues. Our trained restoration experts in silo repair are sure to exceed all your expectations. If you are suspecting issues with your silo structure, call WPS commercial to have us inspect, prepare a detailed report stating our findings, as well as efficient, cost-effective solutions.
WPS Commercial performs commercial concrete elevator restoration services, such as:
- Cracked, Spalled and Rotten concrete sealing
- Tuck pointing/Hole patching
- Structural Reinforcement using Carbon Fiber
- Fixing decayed exposed rock caused by freeze thaw cycles of expansion and contraction
It is common for silos to develop vertical cracking and wall separation due to overstress of the horizontal reinforcing wall called post-tensioning. WPS Commercial is incredibly experienced in repairing these issues, as they are the most common among silo repair. To solve this issue, WPS Commercial installs bi-directional carbon fiber straps, which are known to be stronger than steel, rust resistant and do not breakdown or decay over time. These straps are installed around the wall exterior, and essentially can replace the original steel designed to reinforce it. So long as the concrete is still structurally sound and in good condition, the silo can be restored to its original load capacity.
Silo Roof Repair
As with any structure, the roof of the silo generally receives the brunt of the physical and environmental abuse. Proper roof maintenance is needed to keep the materials within the silo safe and dry, as well as the silo below in a healthy condition. Roofs are typically the most neglected part of a silo (actually any structure) due to overfilling, explosions and overloading, as well as harsh elements.
WPS Commercial uses a variety of techniques to repair and restore your silo roof so it can continue to meet your needs.
WPS Commercial uses several types of cementitious materials, such as Shotcrete, Gunite as well as VOH. These materials are a mixture of sand, cement and water, which is applied directly to the surface that needs patched. These materials are as strong as poured concrete, and are also very resistant to weather and chemicals and bonds 100% to well-cleaned concrete.
WPS Commercial is a certified applicator of Strong Seal, and our team has the experience necessary to complete the job to your satisfaction.
Carbon Fiber Reinforcement
WPS Commercial is a certified installation contractor for the Structural Repair Products Carbon Fiber System. This system uses composite fiber reinforcements to strengthen existing concrete and masonry structures for several different uses.
Carbon fiber has many features such as:
- Lightweight material
- Ease of installation
- Mild aesthetic impac
- Acid and Alkali resistant
- Flexible and can be wrapped around complex shapes
- Superior strength (> steel)
- High elasticity
Carbon fiber is installed with few materials that include a permeable resin and hardener, and requires no special machinery or heavy equipment for installation.
WPS Commercial is waiting for your call. We would love to answer any questions you may have about Silo Repair and Restoration.
We don’t actually do silo demolition, but everyone likes to watch a good demolition video!