1st Edition

Maintenance of Brick and Stone Masonry Structures

Edited By AM Sowden Copyright 1990

    This book deals with all the tasks related to brick and stone masonry structures, from the initial identification of defects and their diagnosis to their treatment and monitoring of its cost-effectiveness. It is written in the context of bridges and their associated retaining walls in the U.K.

    Part One: Introduction 1. The approach to maintenance 2. Bricks 3. Natural stonework 4. Mortar Part Two: Inspection, investigation and assessment 5. Inspection and recording 6. The experimental investigation of defects 7. Assessment of the load carrying capacity of arch bridges Part Three: Deterioration: causes, characteristics and countermeasures 8. Deterioration of materials 9. Defects originating in the ground 10. Defects due to wear and tear 11. Defects due to water 12. Defects due to human actions and accidents 13. Defects due to vegetation Part Four: Remedial techniques 14. Mechanical (or pressure) pointing 15. Grouting 16. Sprayed concrete 17. Mini pile underpinning 18. Stitching 19. Ground anchors 20. Waterproofing Part Five: Special types of structure 21. Tunnels 22. Sewers and culverts 23. Structures in maritime locations 24. Dry stone walls 25. Structures of historic interest 26. CODA


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