Category : Concrete Crack Repair

Information on concrete crack repair in column, beam, slabs, procedures, remedies, types, materials, and causes of cracks.

Measures to Mitigate Cracks in Reinforced Concrete Structures

There are several factors that lead to develop cracks in different elements of reinforced buildings. These cracks might lead to failure of the building in terms of serviceability design. In this article, principle techniques which can be used to mitigate cracks ...

REPAIR OF SMALL AND LARGE CRACKS IN CONCRETE

Repair of small, medium and large cracks in concrete and repair of crushed concrete is required to enhance the strength and durability of damaged concrete members. Repair of small and medium cracks in concrete: Small and medium cracks in reinforced concrete and ...

PLASTIC SHRINKAGE CRACKS IN CONCRETE & ITS PREVENTION

Plastic Shrinkage Cracks in Concrete and Its Prevention Cracking caused by plastic shrinkage in concrete occurs most commonly on the exposed surfaces of freshly placed floors and slabs or other elements with large surface areas when they are subjected to a very rapid ...

CRACKS IN CONCRETE DUE TO MOISTURE CHANGE

Building materials such as concrete, mortar, bricks, wood etc are porous in nature and expand by absorbing moisture from atmosphere and shrink on drying. These changes in building materials are cyclic in nature and are caused during moisture changes. But building ...

THERMAL CRACKING OF CONCRETE AND PREVENTION

Thermal Cracking of Concrete and Prevention Temperature difference within a concrete structure may be caused by portions of the structure losing heat of hydration at different rates or by the weather conditions cooling or heating one portion of the structure ...

LONG TERM SHRINKAGE CRACKING OF CONCRETE

Long Term Shrinkage Cracking of Concrete: Shrinkage is the inherent property of cement paste, which in pure form may shrink up to 1%. Aggregate provides internal restraint that reduces the magnitude of this volume change to about 0.06%. Shrinkage also occurs ...

REPAIR OF DORMANT CRACKS IN CONCRETE

Following are the Methods of Repair for Dormant Cracks in Concrete: 1. Sealing of Cracks: Sealing  of  cracks  as  stand  alone  repair  should  be  used  in  conditions where  structural  repair  is  not  necessary.  Isolated  cracks  whether extending through the concrete section ...

REPAIR OF ACTIVE CRACKS IN CONCRETE

Methods of Repairing Active Cracks in concrete structures: 1.  Drilling and Plugging through Crack: One  of  the  approximate  methods  would  be  to  drill  holes  normal  to  cracks,  fill them  with  a  suitable  epoxy  or  epoxy-mortar  formulation  and  then  place reinforcement  bars  ...