Concrete Repair andMaintenance Illustrated
Peter H. Emmons
The tool you need to successfully carry out concrete repair and maintenance projects.
Designed for ease of use by all participants in the repair process contractors, engineers, material suppliers, owners and facility managers the book′s unique illustrated format provides an organized, quick and easy–to–follow examination of each topic.
Over 220 major topics cover:
Evaluating Concrete Problems
Extensive, detailed illustrations throughout the book guide users in the proper planning and execution of repairs. Succinct coverage of topics in one– and two–page "modules" provides excellent references for use in presentations.
Section 1: Introduction to Embedded Metal Corrosion.
Section 2: Disintegration Mechanisms.
Section 3: Moisture Effects.
Section 4: Thermal Effects.
Section 5: Load Effects.
Section 6: Faulty Workmanship: Designer, Detailer, Contractor.
Part Two: Concrete Evaluation.
Section 1: Service and Exposure Conditions.
Section 2: Visual and Exploratory Investigation.
Section 3: Locating Delaminated Concrete: Acoustical Emission Methods.
Section 4: Corrosion Activity Measurements.
Section 5: Chloride Contents.
Section 6: Depth of Carbonation.
Section 7: Petrographic Analysis.
Section 8: Locating Voids, Cracks, Honeycomb: Impact Echo Method.
Section 9: Locating Voids, Cracks, Honeycomb: Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Methods
Section 10: Locating Voids, Cracks, Honeycomb: Remote Viewing Inside Structure.
Section 11: Locating Embedded Reinforcing Steel.
Section 12: Monitoring Movements.
Section 13: Bond Strength of Overlays and Coatings: Pull–off Testing.
Section 14: In Situ Compressive Strength: Rebound and Penetration Methods.
Part Three: Surface Repair.
Section 1: Analysis, Strategy & Design.
Section 2: Material Requirements.
Section 3: Material Selection.
Section 4: Surface Preparation.
Section 5: Reinforcing Steel Cleaning, Repair & Protection.
Section 6: Bonding Repair Materials to Existing Concrete.
Section 7: Placement Methods.
Part Four: Strengthening and Stabilization.
Introduction to Part Four.
Section 1: Techniques/Design Considerations.
Section 2: Beam Shear Capacity Strengthening.
Section 3: Shear Transfer Strengthening Between Members.
Section 4: Stress Reduction Techniques.
Section 5: Column Strengthening.
Section 6: Flexural Strengthening.
Section 7: Connection Stabilization and Strengthening.
Section 8: Crack Stabilization.
Part Five: Protection.
Introduction to Part Five.
Section 1: Strategies.
Section 2: Methods.
About the Author:
Peter H. Emmons is president of Structural Preservation Systems, Inc., the nation′s largest dedicated concrete repair contractor, headquartered in Baltimore, MD. Mr. Emmons holds a degree in civil engineering from the University of Maryland, has over 20 years experience in structural concrete repair, and has been involved with over 3,000 concrete repair projects. He is the author of many articles and publications and is a member of the board of directors and chairman of the Technical Guideline Committee for the International Association of Concrete Repair Specialists. He is also an active member of the American Concrete Institute. Mr. Emmons is committed to fostering a much needed strategic alliance between contractor, engineer, supplier, and owner to successfully address the complex, interactive requirements of effective concrete repairs.