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Concrete Repair

A Practical Guide, 1st Edition

Edited by Michael G. Grantham

CRC Press

328 pages

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Concrete is an inherently complex material to produce and an even more complex material to repair. With growing pressure to maintain the built environment, and not simply to demolish and rebuild, the need to repair concrete buildings and other structures is increasing and is expected to become of greater importance in the future.

This straightforward book serves as a practical guide to engineers on the processes to be followed in commissioning a concrete repair. It stresses the need to fully understand the cause, extent and location of the problem, by appropriate insitu and laboratory testing. And it outlines the steps to a successful repair. It includes sections on the different repair techniques, giving good practical advice as to where and when to use them, and the warns of the pitfalls of their incorrect use. It also includes an up-to-date guide on the current standards for repair, and provides a good bibliography on other sources of information and books on the various techniques.

Table of Contents

Understanding defects, testing and inspection

Michael G. Grantham

The petrographic examination of concrete and concrete repairs

Mike Eden

Structural aspects of repair

Jonathan G.M. Wood

Cathodic protection of structures

John P. Broomfield

Cathodic protection using thermal sprayed metals

John P. Broomfield

Service life aspects of cathodic protection of concrete structures

Rob B. Polder and Willy H.A. Peelen

Instrumentation and monitoring of structures

John P. Broomfield

Electrochemical chloride extraction

Ulrich Schneck

Electrochemical realkalisation

Michael G. Grantham

Corrosion inhibitors

Michael G. Grantham

European standards for concrete repair

Peter Robery

Concrete repair - a contractor’s perspective

John Drewett

Sprayed concrete for repairing concrete structures

Graham Taylor

Durability of concrete repairs

G.P. Tilly

Service-life modelling for chloride-induced corrosion

Rob B. Polder

Case studies in the use of FRPs

Paul Russell

Coatings for concrete

Shaun A. Hurley


About the Editor

Michael Grantham is a Director of Concrete Solutions and a Consultant to Sandberg LLP.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / Contracting