Assessing the protective qualities of treated and untreated concrete surfaces under cyclic wetting and drying

W. J. McCarter

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    Abstract

    The cyclic wetting and drying characteristics of treated and untreated concrete substrates were studied. During the absorption cycle, specimens were exposed to both water and sodium chloride solution. The testing programme used relatively simple, non-destructive methods to quantify the efficacy of the treated surf ace; in particular, cumulative volume gain and surface resistivity measurements. Destructive testing was used to investigate the depth of impregnation of the surface treatment and the penetration of chlorides into the substrate. Copyright © 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)551-556
    Number of pages6
    JournalBuilding and Environment
    Volume31
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 1996

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