Effect of a Waterproof Coating on Concrete Durablity


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Title: Effect of a Waterproof Coating on Concrete Durablity

Author(s): Warrington G. Mitchell

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 54

Issue: 7

Appears on pages(s): 51-57

Keywords: no keywords

Date: 7/1/1957

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.