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Concrete Repair and Maintenance Illustrated: Problem Analysis; Repair Strategy; Techniques



Concrete Repair and Maintenance Illustrated: Problem Analysis; Repair Strategy; Techniques

Peter H. Emmons, Brandon W. Emmons (Illustrator)

ISBN: 978-0-876-29286-0 December 1992 314 Pages


From parking garages to roads and bridges, to structural concrete, this comprehensive book describes the causes, effects and remedies for concrete wear and failure. Hundreds of clear illustrations show users how to analyze, repair, clean and maintain concrete structures for optimal performance and cost effectiveness. This book is an invaluable reference for planning jobs, selecting materials, and training employees.

With information organized in all-inclusive units for easy reference, this book is ideal for concrete specialists, general contractors, facility managers, civil and structural engineers, and architects.

Part One: Concrete Behavior.

Section 1: Introduction to Embedded Metal Corrosion.

Section 2: Disintegration Mechanisms.

Section 3: Moisture Effects.

Section 4: Thermal Effects.

Section 5: Load Effects.

Section 6: Faulty Workmanship: Designer, Detailer, Contractor.

Part Two: Concrete Evaluation.


Section 1: Service and Exposure Conditions.

Section 2: Visual and Exploratory Investigation.

Section 3: Locating Delaminated Concrete: Acoustical Emission Methods.

Section 4: Corrosion Activity Measurements.

Section 5: Chloride Contents.

Section 6: Depth of Carbonation.

Section 7: Petrographic Analysis.

Section 8: Locating Voids, Cracks, Honeycomb: Impact Echo Method.

Section 9: Locating Voids, Cracks, Honeycomb: Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Methods

Section 10: Locating Voids, Cracks, Honeycomb: Remote Viewing Inside Structure.

Section 11: Locating Embedded Reinforcing Steel.

Section 12: Monitoring Movements.

Section 13: Bond Strength of Overlays and Coatings: Pull-off Testing.

Section 14: In Situ Compressive Strength: Rebound and Penetration Methods.

Part Three: Surface Repair.


Section 1: Analysis, Strategy & Design.

Section 2: Material Requirements.

Section 3: Material Selection.

Section 4: Surface Preparation.

Section 5: Reinforcing Steel Cleaning, Repair & Protection.

Section 6: Bonding Repair Materials to Existing Concrete.

Section 7: Placement Methods.

Part Four: Strengthening and Stabilization.

Introduction to Part Four.

Section 1: Techniques/Design Considerations.

Section 2: Beam Shear Capacity Strengthening.

Section 3: Shear Transfer Strengthening Between Members.

Section 4: Stress Reduction Techniques.

Section 5: Column Strengthening.

Section 6: Flexural Strengthening.

Section 7: Connection Stabilization and Strengthening.

Section 8: Crack Stabilization.

Part Five: Protection.

Introduction to Part Five.

Section 1: Strategies.

Section 2: Methods.