Causes of Distress and Deterioration of Concrete

  • Category: Concrete/Shotcrete
  • Course ID: CRE-04
  • Price: $20
  • PDH Credits: 2
  • Quiz Author: Civil PDH

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Course Synopsis:

Did you know? Deterioration of concrete is an extremely complex subject. In most cases, the damage detected will be the result of more than one mechanism.

Once the evaluation phase has been completed for a structure, the next step is to establish the cause or causes for the damage that has been detected. It is necessary to have an understanding of the basic underlying causes of damage and deterioration. This chapter presents information on the common causes of problems in concrete.

Course Objectives:

This course teaches the following specific engineering knowledge and skills regarding Causes of Distress and Deterioration of Concrete:

  • Brief discussion of the basic mechanisms

  • Description of the most typical symptoms, both those that would be observed during a visual examination and those that would be seen during a laboratory evaluation

  • Recommendations for preventing further damage to new or replacement concrete

  • Logical methods for relating the symptoms or observations to the various causes


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