Title: Some Surface Treatments Increase Concrete Durability
Author(s): L.C. Porter
Publication: Symposium Paper
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
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.