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Title: Specification Guidelines for Surface Preparation of Concrete Prior to Repair

Author(s): Luc Courard, Benoit Bissonnette, Andrzej Garbacz, Alexander M. Vaysburd, and Kurt F. von Fay

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 42

Issue: 5

Appears on pages(s): 43-51

Keywords: bond, strength, substrate, removal

Date: 5/1/2020

This article summarizes the results and outcome of a research project titled “Development of Specifications and Performance Criteria for Surface Preparation Based on Issues Related to Bond Strength.” Factors affecting “short-term” bond strength are discussed, with primary focus on aspects such as concrete surface preparation and conditioning, treatment of exposed reinforcement, and quality control.


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