Sika is considered to be the industry leader on a worldwide basis in concrete repair. 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, to seal water bearing and dry creaks and joints or to provide a waterproof curtain behind the structural envelope to stop water leaking into the structure, and others. Sika is able to provide you with special admixtures for site batch mortars, pre-bagged repair mortars, a full range of polyurethane, epoxy, acrylic and cementitious injection materials completed with injection hoses, packers, injection pumps and a wide range of concrete protective solutions.

Sika is the company with the most concrete repair projects awarded worldwide, with
ICRI* awards in 16 years.

*The International Concrete and Repair Institute (ICRI) has awarded program honors and recognized outstanding projects in the concrete repair industry since 1997.

Sika’s Concrete Repair Solutions Have Many Benefits

  • We provide all necessary products for the technically correct repair and protection of concrete. Unique products and systems are available for use across many types of structures and for concrete repair in different applications, climate, and exposure conditions.
  • Sika provides extensive independent testing with relevant approvals and certificates for all materials. This provides maximum confidence for everyone involved in these challenging projects.
  • Our solutions are fully in accordance with principles and methods defined in European Standards EN 1504. These include systems to repair damage and defects in the concrete and also to repair damage caused by steel reinforcement corrosion.
Man repairing concrete bridge with Sika repair mortar

Key Causes of Concrete Failure

Deterioration of concrete is largely due to:    

Chemical degradation, e.g. chemical exposure, alkali aggregate reactions, bacterial action

Corrosion of the reinforcement steel, e.g. carbonation, chlorides, stray electrical current

Mechanical attack, e.g. impact, overloading, movement, earthquake, explosion

Physical damage, e.g. freeze/thaw action, thermal movements, shrinkage, abrasion, wear

Underlying contributors, e.g. poor construction, design faults, lack of maintenance

Products and Systems for Many Concrete Repair Applications

Repair and renovation of concrete buildings and infrastructure is an important process – it helps us to provide a sustainable approach to building – prolonging the life of a structure and preventing demolition and reconstruction. The choice of the appropriate rehabilitation strategy, based on the root cause of concrete failure, can also significantly improve the overall performance of a structure. Sika has a wide portfolio of products and systems to solve many concrete repair needs.

1. Reinforcement Corrosion Protection and Bonding Primer
Applying Concrete Repair Bonding Primer

Corrosion protection and bonding primers are used for bonding concrete repair mortars to existing cementitious or steel substrates and providing additional corrosion protection to reinforcement steel, especially in areas of low concrete cover and in the presence of chlorides. Exposed reinforcement steel bars should be properly prepared and protected with anti-corrosion slurry to further enhance the repair process.


  • Ready to mix, easy to apply
  • Adjustable consistency
  • Active corrosion inhibitors for added protection
  • Can be sprayed or manually applied
2. Repair Mortars
Application of concrete repair mortar to restore bridge structure

Repair mortars are specifically designed for restoring or replacing the original profile and function of the damaged concrete. They help to repair concrete defects, improve appearance, restore structural integrity, increase durability and extend the structure’s longevity.  

Sika concrete repair mortars are suitable for restoration work, repair of spalling and damaged concrete in all types of structures including buildings, bridges, infrastructure and super-structures.


  • Easy to mix and apply
  • Pre-bagged for quality, just add water
  • High mechanical properties
  • Can be overcoated with Sika leveling mortars
  • Can be sprayed or manually applied
  • Pure cement-based, cementitious, polymer-modified and epoxy-based repair mortar materials available
3. Pore Filler and Leveling Mortar
Application of concrete repair mortar to restore balcony structure

When concrete needs to be coated or levelled, special mortars are necessary to fill the surface pores. Sika pore fillers and leveling mortars are thin layer renders designed to repair minor defects, such as repairing pores and honeycombed concrete.


  • Easy to mix and apply
  • Pre-bagged for quality, just add water
  • Can be overcoated with Sika protection coatings
  • Can be sprayed or manually applied
4. Concrete Protection
Application of Sikacryl concrete protection system on a residential building

The most common causes of steel reinforcement corrosion in concrete are caused by carbonation or chloride ingress with water. Understanding the root cause of steel corrosion determines the most effective repair and protection strategy.

Sika provides a full range of products to prevent further corrosion of steel reinforcement by properly protecting the concrete around it. Our corrosion management systems allow flexibility to select the most cost effective, suitable solutions for your project’s needs.

Learn more about our concrete protection solutions.