Concrete surface preparation differs from surface preparation of steel, mostly due to the inherent properties of concrete.
Concrete is a non-uniform mixture of porous, permeable materials (cement, sand, stone, additives, water) with low tensile strength and often numerous cracks and defects. It will vary in properties, including moisture content, from site to site and within any site due to the batched nature of its production and installation.
Ranging from the basics of corrosion in reinforced concrete to using forensic science to determine concrete coatings failure, in this Standards and Best Practice for Surface Preparation and Coating Application of Concrete reference book, students and technicians learn problem solving via multiple case studies and technical artiles.
2022 AMPP, black and white, soft cover, 358 pages.