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Repair Material Compatibility Requirements for Long Term Concrete Repairs

Project ID: 385
Principal Investigator: Kurt Von Fay
Research Topic: Repair and Maintenance
Funded Fiscal Years: 2014
Keywords: concrete repair, material compatibility, long lasting repair

Project Abstract

Many conventional concrete repair materials typically crack and/or debond after only a short period of time (a few months to a few years), setting the stage for premature repair failure by allowing ingress of water, air, chlorides and other contaminants into the concrete. These contaminants can lead to further deterioration of the concrete and corrosion of steel reinforcement. Industry wide conventional repairs are estimated to last only on the order of 5 to 7 years.

Reclamation's Science and Technology program provided funding for a scoping study on material compatibility issues of concrete repair materials with existing concrete. The goal of this paper is to present the basis for the development of relevant design rules and technical guidelines for the achievement of durable concrete repairs and overlays and to identify areas where additional studies regarding material compatibility issues are warranted

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Research Products

Bureau of Reclamation Review

The following documents were reviewed by experts in fields relating to this project's study and findings. The results were determined to be achieved using valid means.

Compatibility Issues in Design and Implementation of Concrete Repairs and Overlays (final, PDF, 2.0MB)
By Alex Vaysburd, Benoit Bissonnette and Kurt Von Fay
Report completed on February 09, 2015

Many concrete repair materials can crack and/or debond after only a short period of time (a few months to a few years), setting the stage for premature repair failure.

The goal of this paper is to present the basis for developing relevant design rules and technical guidelines for achieving durable concrete repairs and overlays, as well as to identify areas where additional studies on mater
Keywords: concrete repair, concrete durability, repair failure, reapir material compatibility

This information was last updated on April 18, 2015
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