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Stop Rust and Corrosion

Add 20-25 years to the life of your Metal Boat Dock or Retaining Wall

Protect Your Investment

We just saved your neighbor’s metal dock and retaining wall! We can save yours too!

Marinas

Anode Solutions will design and install a rust and corrosion prevention system for your metal boat dock or metal retaining wall.

Metal Retaining Walls or Seawalls

Don’t wait until it’s too late.

 

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We can help you protect your investment!

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Extend the lifespan & improve air quality

Protect Your Investment

add 20-25 years to the life of your Metal Boat Dock or Retaining Wall

Stop Rust and Corrosion

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Cathodic Protection

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Anode Solutions specializes in Marine Metal Protection! Don’t wait until it’s too late. It could cost you many thousands of dollars to replace or repair your dock or retaining wall.

Evaporative Cooler

Pad Protection

Cooler Pad with Zinc Protection

 Cooler Pad without Zinc Protection

Metal Corrosion

 

 

 

Metal Corrosion

This involves the deterioration of metal components commonly used in the building and construction industry. Metal components used in buildings can include:

  •         Structural steel and embedded reinforcing steel. 

  •         Exterior cladding, roofing and flashings 

  •         Piping, storage and mechanical ducts. 

     

          The deterioration or corrosion of metal structures is recognized as one of the most serious problems in our modern world which results in the loss each year of hundreds of billions of dollars. Studies have determined that the annual metal deterioration and corrosion costs range from approximately 1 to 5 percent of the Gross National Product of each industrialized nation.

      Deterioration specifically refers to any process involving the corrosion or degradation of metal structures or components. The best known case of metal deterioration is the rusting of steel. Another good example of the deterioration of metal is galvanic corrosion, which occurs at the contact point of two dissimilar metals or alloys.

     Corrosion is the disintegration of metal though an unintentional chemical or electrochemical action, starting at its surface. All metals exhibit a tendency to be oxidized, some more easily than others. The corrosion process is usually electrochemical in nature, having the essential features of a battery. When metal atoms are exposed to an environment containing water molecules they can give up electrons, becoming themselves positively charged ions (provided an electrical circuit can be completed). This effect can be concentrated locally to form a pit, a crack or it can extend across a wide area to produce general deterioration.

    Corrosion is the primary means by which metals deteriorate. Most metals corrode when placed in a contact with water (or moisture in the air), acids, bases, salts, oils and certain vapors, formaldehyde gas, ammonia gas and sulfur containing gases. In today’s industrial world, the waste products or various chemical and manufacturing processes find their way into the air and waterways and serve as the source of many corrosive elements listed above.

    Metals have a natural tendency to revert to their oxidized form given the proper environment and opportunity. The appropriate circumstances necessary for the degradation of metals can vary greatly between environments. Free hydrogen ions found in all waters, soils and some gases can provide a means of removing the excess electrons from metals. In addition, oxygen in the air can encourage the oxidation of most metals and alloys. The electrical conductivity of water also increases with the dissolved mineral concentration. Therefore highly mineralized waters or soils readily conduct the electrical currents of electrolytic cells and can accelerate the corrosion process. The same can also be said for exposed atmospheric conditions where moisture is present in the form of the vapor water or can condense and fall as rain concentrating the collections of salts, chemicals and other pollutants.

    The environment for many structures provides conditions that favor the formation of natural corrosion cells. The metals of a structure can serve as the anode, cathode and as the necessary conductor between any two metal components of the building. Free water, or as moisture in the soil or air, provides the electrolyte required to complete the cell circuit.  

     

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    Metal Protection

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