Products & Practice Spotlight: Repair of ASR-Damaged Piles


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Title: Products & Practice Spotlight: Repair of ASR-Damaged Piles

Author(s): Mo Ehsani, Stephen Day, and Tony White

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 39

Issue: 4

Appears on pages(s): 61-65

Keywords: jacket, FRP, laminate, pressure

Date: 4/1/2017

In 2000, severe cracking due to alkali-silica reaction was noted in piles supporting a bridge over the tidal estuary of the Barron River near Cairns, Queensland, Australia. After 14 years of searching for a system that could protect the piles and provide confinement to combat further damage, the PileMedic® system was selected. The adopted solution met these goals, could be rapidly and safely installed, and provided major savings compared to the original reinforced concrete encasement option.