Silo Repair of Cracking Silo Pedestal - West Virginia
Material Stored: Cement
Silo Size: 30' diameter by 60' tall
Issue: Cracking silo pedestal
Pictured above are three stave silos that were constructed on a pedestal structure to allow for gravity discharge out of the bottom center of the silos. These silos are currently in good operating condition, however, the pedestal is in need of repair as it is displaying significant cracking along the horizontal members.
Pictured above and below is the repair in process. First, the cracks are injected with epoxy to eliminate any voids in the concrete structure. Once this is complete, the surface is prepared to receive a three-phase application process of composite fiber reinforcement. When correctly applied, the composite fiber reinforcement will return the concrete support structure to its original strength.
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