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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: Some Surface Treatments Increase Concrete Durability
Author(s): L.C. Porter
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 211-232
Keywords: air entrainment; concretes; deterioration; epoxy resins; freeze-thaw durability; latex (plastic); latex (rubber); pigments; protective coatings; scaling; surface defects; synthetic elastomers; temperature; water-cement ratio; weathering
Abstract:The Bureau of Reclamation's freezing and thawing and outdoor exposure tests of coated and plain concrete show pigmented epoxies to provide greatest protection against concrete deterioration while retaining a pleasing appearance.
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