Concrete Repair Technology—A Revised Approach is Needed

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Title: Concrete Repair Technology—A Revised Approach is Needed

Author(s): Alexander M. Vaysburd, Peter H. Emmons, Noel P. Mailvaganam, James E. McDonald, and Benoit Bissonnette

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 26

Issue: 1

Appears on pages(s): 58-65

Keywords: Concrete rehabilitation; material properties; repair.

Date: 1/1/2004

Abstract:
Concerned with the current state of concrete repair technology, the authors wrote this article in an attempt to improve the performance of repaired structures. To do so, the authors have analyzed some common problems with concrete repairs, explored issues that must be investigated further, and attempted to provide revised opinions on various concrete repair issues. The subject of this article is devoted to “what is wrong,” what are the confusing issues, and therefore, we should discuss several key issues in an attempt to establish the facts.