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Title: Potential for Carbonation of Concrete in Canada
Author(s): John A. Bickley
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 281-312
Keywords: buildings; carbonation; chlorides; corrosion; deterioration; lime; phenolphthalein; precast concrete; reinforced concrete; Materials Research
Abstract:Paper reports the results of part of a program to determine the extent and severity of carbonation in buildings in Canada. About 350 core samples drilled from 28 buildings in Toronto were tested by two procedures to determine the depth of carbonation. Tests were made on cast-in-place balconies and vertical components and on precast cladding. A proportion of the total sample was found to be susceptible to carbonation damage within a reasonable service life.
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