Some Surface Treatments Increase Concrete Durability

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Title: Some Surface Treatments Increase Concrete Durability

Author(s): L.C. Porter

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 47

Issue:

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

Date: 1/1/1975

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.