Corrosion Mitigation of Traditionally-Reinforced Concrete Structures

May 5, 2022

May 5, 2022 at 2:00 ET / 1 CT | Register Here

Corrosion of the reinforcing steel in concrete structures is the number one reason for premature deterioration of these structures. The cost of repairing this deterioration across North America easily runs into the billions of dollars on an annual basis. Utilizing MAPEI Corporation’s vast array of corrosion mitigation and prevention materials collectively saves owners millions of dollars in repair costs and ensures continued operation of bridge spans. In order to select the best product technology for a given application, it is essential to have a basic understanding of the electrochemical corrosion process. Therefore, this presentation will commence with an overview of the basics of electrochemistry as it pertains to corrosion of the reinforcing steel. While not intended to be a deep dive into electrochemistry, it is essential to have a basic understanding of electrochemistry such that the attendee understands how and why these products work to delay, reduce, and/or prevent corrosion of the reinforcing steel in concrete bridge structures. Once the basics of electrochemistry are understood, an introduction to the various corrosion mitigation products and technologies available from MAPEI Corporation will be provided. For each product/technology, the advantages and limitations will be discussed in detail to allow the attendee to determine which product from MAPEI is best suited for their various applications. Issues including expected service life, compatibility with other products, and ease of installation, among other issues will be discussed. Upon completion of the webinar, attendees will be able to confidently determine which technology is best suited to a given application and ensure the longest lasting repair option is chosen. Being able to select the most appropriate technology and/or product ensures the owner gets the longest lasting repair at the most efficient cost, ensuring future repairs and impact on traffic are minimized.


Brian Stratman, PE

Business Development Leader for Corrosion and Structural Strengthening

Mapei Corporation

Brian Stratman, P.E. is the Business Development Leader for Corrosion and Structural Strengthening with MAPEI Corporation. Brian’s work experience includes structural design of commercial and retail structures, territory sales manager for power and industrial concrete repairs and grouting, business development manager for steel piling, FRP strengthening, and corrosion mitigation. In his current role Brian is responsible for business development and engineering support related to MAPEI’s structural strengthening and corrosion product lines. He has over a decade of experience related to the design and installation of FRP strengthening systems for concrete and masonry structures and is also a NACE certified Cathodic Protection Technician (CP2). Brian is also an active member of the ACI 440 Strengthening Committee, ACI 222 Corrosion Committee, ACI 239 Ultra-High Performance Concrete Committee, and ICRI Strengthening and Corrosion Committees.