Analysis of ancient mortars and design of compatible repair mortars

Sika Hellas is supporting a scientific program carried out by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki on the archeological site of Dion, Greece.

The program (Mare.14) is focusing on the analysis of ancient mortars and design of compatible repair mortars. The objective for Sika is to give knowledge about materials and techniques for the restoration of monuments in terms of compatibility, durability, sustainability and economy issues. 

The repair materials should be designed and tested to be the most compatible, durable, sustainable and cost effective among the available alternatives. To succeed in this holistic process of combined principles a knowledge background is required concerning both historic materials' technology and modern materials' science and advances. Futhermore, experience from practice and on site applications is of paramount importance to conclude about an appropriate repair material.

The course MARE.14 aims at participants' skills in following this holistic process for making decision about repair materials and techniques, whose effectiveness will be documented by testing them properly.

Sika is considered to be the industry leader in concrete repair and protection. Many
years of research and development plus decades of practical experience has enabled Sika to provide systems to restore and rehabilitate concrete structures that have deteriorated due to corrosion, structural damage, water infiltration, freeze/thaw, seismic activity, reactive aggregates and others.