Causes, Evaluation, and Repair of Cracks in Concrete Structures


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Title: Causes, Evaluation, and Repair of Cracks in Concrete Structures

Author(s): ACI Committee 224

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 81

Issue: 3

Appears on pages(s): 211-230

Keywords: autogenous healing; beams (supports); cement-aggregate reactions;concrete pavements; concrete slabs; concretes; consolidation;corrosion; cracking (fracturing); drilling; drying shrinkage; epoxy resins;evaluation;failure;grouting;heat of hydration.

Date: 5/1/1984

The causes of cracks in concrete structures are summarized. The procedures used to evaluate cracking in concrete and the principal techniques for the repair of cracks are presented. Evaluation techniques and criteria are described. The key methods of crack repair are discussed, and guidance is provided for their proper application.