Hampshire, IL – W. R. MEADOWS has received an Award of Merit in the industrial category at the 18th annual International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) awards banquet.
The project that received the award was a structural rehabilitation and corrosion protection application at the Port of Portland Terminal 5 in Portland, Oregon. The Port of Portland project required a revitalization of this historic port’s concrete exterior. The project involved the removal of the deteriorated and sulfate-contaminated concrete and included spall repairs. The concrete deterioration was apparent in many different areas of the structural concrete rehabilitation project, including its pier beam, pier girders, pier fender blocks, abutments, conveyer struts, support towers, and pier deck.
This project focused on Terminal 5 of the Port of Portland. The 159-acre (64.3 hectare) terminal features one of the country’s highest-volume grain export facilities and a state-of-the-art potash fertilizer mineral bulk exporting facility. The scope of the project more than doubled from the original estimates of 3237 ft.³ (91.6 m³) of structural concrete repair to a completed job total of 7290 ft.³ (206.4 m³). The primary product used in the concrete repair was MEADOW-CRETE® FNP. Approximately 810,000 lb. (367,409.8 kg) of MEADOW-CRETE FNP was successfully used to complete the extensive rehabilitation.
MEADOW-CRETE FNP is a one-component, flowable, shrinkage-compensated, corrosion inhibitor enhanced repair mortar for structural applications. MEADOW-CRETE FNP can be formed and poured or formed and pumped, utilizing a suitable grout pump. It has a low permeability, protects embedded reinforcing steel, and provides a lower in-cast placement.