Concrete Cracking in Coastal Areas: Problems and Solutions

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Title: Concrete Cracking in Coastal Areas: Problems and Solutions

Author(s): Antonio Nanni and Walter L. Lista

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 10

Issue: 12

Appears on pages(s): 67-72

Keywords: aluminum; chlorides; corrosion; cover; cracking (fracturing); demolition; epoxy resins; marine atmospheres; permeability; pH; seawater; reinforced concrete; reinforcing steels; repairs; General

Date: 12/1/1988

Abstract:
Discusses cracking of reinforced concrete structures in coastal zones where the aggressive action of salt-laden air is the primary cause of concrete deterioration. Case studies are presented, along with discussion of possible remedies including local demolition/reconstruction and epoxy injection.