Concrete Repair to EN 1504: Diagnosis, Design, Principles and Practice, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Concrete Repair to EN 1504

Diagnosis, Design, Principles and Practice, 1st Edition

By Michael Raupach, Till Büttner

CRC Press

292 pages | 340 B/W Illus.

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The Construction Sector Is Increasingly Focused On Repair

As concrete structures are maintained longer for both environmental and financial reasons, the diagnosis, design, and selection of products, and repair work all depend on the individual condition of the buildings and require specialist knowledge from everyone involved. Concrete Repair to EN 1504: Diagnosis, Design, Principles and Practice provides relevant background and practical guidance on concrete repair. This book is based on the new European Standard EN 1504, which is used as the actual basis for concrete repair works, in Europe and beyond.

Offers a Systematic and Thorough Approach

It includes both practice and theory, and provides an ideal basis for understanding and designing repair works. It addresses building materials, deterioration mechanisms, diagnosis, load-bearing capacity and safety, repair principles and methods, repair materials, execution of repair works, quality control, inspections, monitoring, and maintenance and building management systems right through to building regulations and standards. It also covers deterioration mechanisms of concrete and steel reinforcement, diagnosis methods, principles of repair and protection, properties and fields of application of repair materials, as well as methods of execution, including quality control to EN 1504.

  • Describes the theoretical background of corrosion and diagnosis methods (which are not covered by the EN 1504 series)
  • Provides the systematics of principles and methods in detail
  • Includes dedicated comprehensions which enables the reader to quickly access the knowledge

The text provides a complete overview and is a practical resource for owners, designers, product suppliers, testing institutes, and consulting engineers, as well as for students in civil engineering.


"This book provides clear background information on the underlying intervention principles which are discussed in more and better detail than in EN 1504. …. The book offers essential background to EN 1504 for the repair of existing concrete structures and can be read and understood by a diverse group of people, ranging from professionals and technicians to those involved with the management of buildings and structures."

––Joost Gulikers, Rijkswaterstaat, GPO

"… this book fulfills its goals to cover both theory and practice as well as to contain all the relevant information needed not only by owners, companies, contractors, engineers but also by students of civil engineering. All those using EN 1504 should not miss to take a look in this book." ––Materials and Corrosion, March 2016

Table of Contents


Deterioration mechanisms

Causes for damages according to EN 1504

Damages of the concrete

Damages of the reinforcement

How to assess the status of a structure



Evaluation of current and future conditions of the structure


Status and propagation of concrete corrosion

Time to rebar corrosion

General procedures and materials for repair


Preparation of the concrete surface

Replacement of damaged concrete

Crack filling

Surface protection systems

Design principles and methods according to EN 1504


Principle 1: protection against ingress

Principle 2: moisture control

Principle 3: Concrete restoration

Principle 4: Structural strengthening

Principle 5: Increasing physical resistance

Principle 6: Increasing resistance to chemicals

Principles and methods related to reinforcement corrosion

Principle 7: Preserving or restoring passivity

Principle 8: Increasing resistivity

Principle 9: Cathodic control

Principle 10: Cathodic protection

Principle 11: Control of anodic areas

Execution and Quality Control


Hydrophobic treatment and impregnation

Quality control parameters before and after application of coatings


Filling cracks, voids, or interstices

Application of mortar or concrete

Adding or replacing reinforcing bars

Adding reinforcement anchored in holes

Bonding plate reinforcement

Coating of the reinforcement

Maintenance of Concrete Structures


Key issues of a maintenance plan

Maintenance concepts

Implementation of sensor-based monitoring systems


About the Authors

Michael Raupach is chair of the Institute for Building Materials (ibac), Repair and Conservation of Buildings at RWTH Aachen University, and is actively engaged in diagnosis and design with the consulting engineers Raupach Bruns Wolff. He has been active as the German delegate in the preparation of the European Standard EN 1504, which is the actual basis for concrete repair works, not only in Europe but also in other countries. He has published more than 500 papers and made several contributions to books in corrosion, repair, and maintenance of buildings.

Till Büttner was a research assistant at the Institute of Building Materials (ibac) and is now working at the construction company Eurovia Beton in Troisdorf, Germany, in the field of concrete repair. He wrote his PhD thesis on the lifetime prediction of polymer-modified glass reinforcement of concrete and is active in the field of on-site diagnosis, evaluation of the status of concrete structures, as well as developing concepts for the repair and maintenance of concrete structures.

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