Surface treatments for concrete: assessment methods and reported performance

Muhammed Basheer, L. Basheer, David Cleland, A.E. Long

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    Several products for surface treatment are available on the market to enhance durability characteristics of concrete. For each of these materials a certain level of protection is claimed. However, there is no commonly accepted procedure to assess the effectiveness of these treatments. The inherent generic properties may be of use to the manufacturers and those responsible for specifications, however, practising engineers are interested in knowing how they improve the performance of their structures. Thus in this review an attempt is made to assess the engineering aspects of the various surface treatments so that a procedure for their selection can be proposed. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science Lid.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)413-429
    Number of pages17
    JournalConstruction and Building Materials
    Publication statusPublished - 1997

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