How do MCI-2005, concrete durability, and sustainability fit together? The longer a concrete structure lasts, the better, because it reduces the need to make replacement concrete, which is an energy intensive resource. Since cement, a main component of concrete, is blamed for as much as 8% of global CO2 emissions, this reduction could have significant implications for sustainability. This may be one reason it is becoming more and more common to hear about structures being built with a service design life of 100 years or more. One of the biggest threats to concrete longevity is corrosion. Under static conditions, reinforced concrete is at very low risk for corrosion. However, when adding cracking, chloride exposure from seawater or deicing salts, and long-term carbonation to the equation, the vicious cycle begins. , MCI-2005 truly stands out from the crowd as the only corrosion inhibiting concrete admixture that is also a USDA Certified Biobased Product. MCI-2005 contains 67% USDA certified biobased content and is therefore a great way to earn credits toward LEED certification through the use of renewable materials. materials, MCI-2005 has a variety of other practical advantages. It is certified to meet ANSI/NSF Standard 61 for use in large drinking water system components. Workability is excellent. MCI-2005 actually delays set of time giving workers a wider timeframe for finishing.
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