Balvac - Structural repair, strengthening, protection and refurbishment
Balvac is a leading specialist contractor undertaking repair, strengthening, refurbishment and protection of civil and building structures throughout the UK.
Our work includes road and rail bridges, tunnels, highways, marine structures, power stations, water treatment works, multi-storey car parks, residential and commercial buildings, and heritage structures. We also undertake post-tensioning installation works to bridges, tunnels and circular tanks.
We operate either as a principal or specialist contractor on projects ranging from £100k to £5m in value. Our complete service combines project management, specialist skills, survey and design works to deliver complex structural repairs.
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Balvac - the concrete repair specialists
Balvac strengthens and repairs vital concrete structures, including bridges, highways, and industrial and commercial buildings. Richard Bailey describes how restoring the A61 at Dronfield will ensure it keeps the community moving for years to come. With subtitles. #expertengineers
Our full list of services
Concrete repair and protection
Balvac undertakes all types of concrete repair and protection works to civil and building structures. In addition, Balvac can offer a full condition survey and diagnostic testing service.
- Hand placed concrete repairs
- Dry and wet spray concrete
- Flow-able concrete repairs
- Hand and spray applied protective coatings and corrosion inhibitors
Cathodic protection / corrosion prevention
Balvac has installed CP systems on highway infrastructure, commercial and retail buildings, multi storey car parks and marine structures. In addition, we can offer our customers a complete Cathodic Protection design and installation service.
- Sacrificial anode systems
- Hybrid anode systems
- Impressed current cathodic protection systems
Vacuum assisted resin injection
Balvac originally patented the vacuum assisted resin injection processes used today, and continues to offer these specialist concrete remediation techniques to various asset owners.
- Structural and protective crack injection
- Vacuum-assisted resin injection of cracks, voids and de-laminations in concrete
- Vacuum void grouting of concrete pavement slabs
- Pavement slab lifting and grouting
Leak sealing and grouting
Balvac can provide water-stopping and water management services to many assets; road and rail tunnels, service tunnels, shafts, basements and water retaining concrete structures.
- Injection of fast reacting hydrophilic and hydrophobic resin materials
- Water control and management
- Consolidation grouting using cementitious or resin-based grouts
Fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) strengthening
Balvac can offer specialist strengthening techniques using glass fibre, carbon fibre and aramid materials to repair or enhance the capacity of many civil and building assets, including bridge decks, bridge or building columns, suspended floors and adapted/modified structures. We can also offer a complete design and installation service.
- 'Pultruded' plates
- Fabric materials
- Ultra High Modulus (UHM) bespoke plate solutions
Balvac provide a full post tensioning design, supply, installation and maintenance service for a wide range of structures. These include bridges, multi-storey buildings and circular tanks. We also undertake the monitoring, testing and replacement of tendons within existing structures such as nuclear power station reactor buildings.
We work on both bonded tendon and un-bonded tendon installations and our works are externally audited through our CARES accreditation.
Our experienced engineers also provide preliminary design and budget pricing for schemes at early planning stages.