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TYPES OF WATERPROOFING METHODS IN CONSTRUCTION

There are some common types of waterproofing methods used in construction industry. Waterproofing in buildings / structures are generally required for:Basement of structure Walls Bathrooms and kitchen Balconies, decks Terrace or roofs Green roofs Water tanks Swimming poolsThe following waterproofing methods are commonly used in construction: 1. Cementitious ...

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SELECTING REPAIR / PROTECTION SYSTEM MATERIALS

Selecting Repair / Protection System Materials   The materials for repairs and protective systems are selected based on the following factors: a) Strength: Bond and compressive strengths are important material properties in almost all repairs and protective works. b) Coefficient of thermal expansion: The ...

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DEFECTIVE CONCRETE REMOVAL TECHNIQUES

Defective Concrete Removal Techniques Removal of deteriorated, damaged, porous or defective concrete is a must for any repair work but the extent of this removal can not usually be determined in the planning stage. The decision about how much damaged concrete ...

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Protective Systems for Reinforced Concrete Structures

Reinforced Concrete Structures Protective Systems The objective of providing a protection system is to extend the life of the structure and to reduce the number of future repairs and the rate of deterioration of the concrete structures. Protective systems consist of materials ...

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DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS IN REPAIR OF STRUCTURES

Design Considerations in Repair of Structures The rehabilitated structure may be required to provide equivalent safety to that of a new structure. The rehabilitated structure is brought to current building code standards. The design codes only provide guidance, and the engineer ...

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REPLACING DAMAGED STRUCTURAL MEMBERS

Replacing damaged beam, columns, braces and walls by supplemental membersSupplemental members are new columns, beams, braces, or infilled walls that are installed to ...

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EPOXY INJECTION FOR CONCRETE CRACK REPAIR

Epoxy injection for Concrete Crack Repair in foundations, basements, beams, columns, slabs, walls and other concrete structures   Injection of epoxies under pressure may be used to bond the cracks having greater than or equal to 0.05mm opening. This method is not ...

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CONCRETE REPAIR QUALITY CONTROL

Quality control in concrete repair works essential to regain lost strength in concrete due to cracks or other damages. Concrete repairs are required when structural members get damaged or cracks. The reason for cracks or damages can be many. It ...

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Methods for 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 ...

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REPAIR OF REINFORCEMENT IN CONCRETE

Repair of Reinforcement in Concrete The reinforcement repair techniques are different for mild steel and prestressing steel. 1. Mild reinforcing steel The damaged bars may either be replaced or supplemented by additional reinforcement based on engineering judgment, the purpose of the reinforcement and ...

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