Permeability of Concrete

Definition: the ability of a given concrete to permit liquids or gases to pass through.- ACI Concrete Terminology


Permeability is a measure of the amount of water, air, and other substances that can enter the concrete matrix. Concrete contains pores that can allow these substances to enter or depart. Permeability of concrete can be a primary reason for concrete deterioration due to reinforcing steel corrosion and other deterioration mechanisms. On a macro scale, permeability also refers to “porous” slabs used to drain pavements, sidewalks, and parking areas of water, eliminating the need for drainage slope, structures, and piping. This technology—sometimes called “no-fines concrete”—is gaining popularity again with the desire to reduce surface run-off from pavements, sidewalks, and parking areas.

Practice oriented papers and articles ON PERMEABILITY OF CONCRETE

Flexural Behavior of Concrete Mixtures with Waste Tyre Recycled Aggregates

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 7/1/2022

Research and Analysis of a Novel Waterproofing Agent with Strength Enhancing Ability

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 7/1/2022

Low-Carbon Durable Concrete for the New Genoa’s San Giorgio Bridge

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 7/1/2022

Effective Protection of Concrete Against Carbonation by a Protective Render Coating

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 7/1/2022

Carbonation of 100-Year Bridges as a Guide to Preventing Modern Concrete from Degrading

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 4/22/2021

The Use of Ground Glass as a Pozzolan

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 4/22/2021

Development of a Crack-Resistant Rubber-Modified Cementitious Repair Material

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 4/1/2021

Characterization and Prediction of Microcracking in Reinforced UHPFRC Beams under Bending

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2020

Investigation of fiber effect on the geometrical property of crack and water permeability of cracked concrete

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2020

Performance of Latex-Modified Concrete (LMC) Overlays on Bridge Decks Under Laboratory and Field Conditions

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 4/1/2020

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