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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Effect of a Waterproof Coating on Concrete Durablity
Author(s): Warrington G. Mitchell
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 51-57
Keywords: no keywords
Abstract:Common demoniator of all generally recongized types of concrete deterioration is water, either in liquid or crystalline form. Since concrete is characteristically a porous material, improvements in concrete itself are not likely to completely prevent ingress of potentially harmful water. Author believes waterproof coatings can speedily and economically improve concrete durablity. Freeze-thaw tests on beams coated with neoprene latex show significantly greater durablity than that of uncoated specimens. Five-hr sand-blast test demonstrated improved abrasion resistance of neoprene-latex coated specimens.
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