Concrete Structures - Protection Repair and Rehabilitation
Time takes its toll on concrete structure, which creates a problem for the use of concrete in a country’s infrastructure. Knowing the right principles and procedures for the repair and rehabilitation of concrete structures is a critical element to if nan-cial success. Tearing down existing structures and rebuilding them from the ground up can be cost prohibitive. Learning and perfecting the ways to make the most of existing infrastructures are key elements when it comes to sustainable living and safe living conditions. Many people look at concrete and see nothing but, well, concrete. But the know-ledgeable mind sees much more. Are there stress cracks in the surface? Were expan-sion joints installed properly? Does the color of the concrete indicate a proper curing time? Is the surface a slick, glasslike if nish or a brushed if nish? Is the material lf aking away? Can existing lf aws be repaired in such a way to guarantee structural integrity? Most people take concrete for granted. Yet, it is one of the strongest building blocks of many bridges, highways, and other signiif cant infrastructure.
Working with a new installation of concrete is very different from repairing and rehabilitating existing concrete structures.
Both types of work have their rules of thumb and their engineering elements. It often requires more experience to repair concrete than it does to install it as new construction. This is what you will learn here. Are you capable of doing a site inspection and evaluation of existing concrete structures? If not, would you like to be? This is your chance to learn a great deal about existing concrete structures. A few experts may be needed for complicated compro-mises in concrete construction, but many situations can be assessed personally. How much do you know about your options when it comes to if xing problems with concrete? Would you like to know more? Of course you would! And this book tells you what to use, when to use it, and how to use it. What is the best way to avoid the need for concrete repairs? Maintenance is a great place to start, and this procedure will be discussed in detail. If you are looking for speciif cs on concrete work and codes, you have come to the right place