Thomas Dyer ... 447 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 1st edition (April, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0415564751 - ISBN-13: 978-0415564755
Written specifically for the young professional and addressing a growing need for a long service life with minimal maintenance, Concrete Durability takes a whole new look at the whole-life performance of structures. This text examines physical and chemical issues that can threaten the durability of concrete. It explores available options for achieving appropriate durability, examining how durable concrete can be specified and designed, with emphasis placed on the European standards. The author brings together methods and procedures needed for durability assessment and testing, as well as repair and rehabilitation. The book introduces an approach that identifies what causes deterioration, what factors influence deterioration, and what is required to minimize the rate of deterioration.