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
Appears on pages(s): 43-51
Keywords: bond, strength, substrate, removal
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.