Concrete restoration is a continuing need in the state of Hawaii due to the age of the existing building stock, the marine environment and the extensive use of economical reinforced concrete. Honolulu and Waikiki have thus become an overwhelmingly concrete city, currently comprised of many buildings up to 60 or more years old and with an abundant amount of, often unprotected, concrete.
Concrete repair and restoration generally addresses issues of:
- Spalling Concrete due to Corroding Steel
- Cracks in Concrete Resulting from:
√ Movement of the concrete structure;
√ Expansion & contraction of large concrete slabs with temperature changes; or
√ Shrinkage during the curing process.
Kawika’s provides a wide spectrum of concrete repair and restoration services for a broad variety of architectural building elements including:
- Vertical Surfaces (Walls)
- Overhead Surfaces (Ceilings)
- Horizontal Surfaces (Corridor And Lanai Floors)
- Slab Edges
- Concrete Stairs
- Concrete Anchorages To Guard Railings
- Parking Decks
- Pools & Recreation Decks
- Water Tanks
- Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU)
- Post Tension Cable Pocket & Coordination of Post Tension Cable Repairs
- Crack Repair
- High & Low Pressure Epoxy Injection
- Parge Coating
- Cast-In-Place Concrete
The Kawika’s Difference:
Kawika’s has been involved in concrete restoration since the early 90’s and obtained a C-31A concrete repair license in the late 90’s. As a multi-licensed contractor for the past 30 years in Hawaii, Kawika’s staff understands that the relationship of concrete repairs and coating is absolutely critical to a quality, finished product. Premature coating over concrete repairs or improper selection of materials will lead to coating failure, and an exposed repair with a reduced lifespan.
Kawika’s management and field staff has a combined 50 years experience and knowledge in the concrete restoration arena. In part, some of their skills have been derived from regular participation in the World of Concrete industry event since the 90’s. In addition, Kawika’s has project managers with backgrounds and degrees in Engineering and Architecture including course work in structures.
Key Customer Benefits:
Working with Kawika’s on your concrete repair and restoration project will provide you with several distinct benefits. First and foremost, our staff will expertly diagnose your issue to identify its root cause. This diagnosis will typically include a comprehensive on-site inspection and document review. Second, Kawika’s will pinpoint the optimal solution including a proposed remedial plan, cost quote and timing. Third, Kawika’s will implement its corrective measures with minimal disruption to you and on an on-time, on-budget basis. Lastly, through its partnership with manufacturers, Kawika’s is able to provide warranties for complete repair systems including concrete patching compounds, and coating material.