Course Summary & Description:
This course provides guidance on evaluating conditions, relating causes, planning and designing repair materials, and discussing proper methods of repair and maintenance for concrete structures.
When the condition of a concrete structure indicates that major repair or rehabilitation is probably necessary, a comprehensive evaluation of the structure should be conducted to determine the scope of the work required. Many of the distress symptoms in concrete may be caused by more than one source acting upon the concrete. Thus, it is necessary to have an understanding of the basic underlying causes of damage and deterioration.
The key steps of a well-planned concrete repair design are the selection of the surface preparation, the method of application, construction practices, and inspection. To achieve durable repairs it is necessary to consider the factors affecting the design and selection of repair systems as part of a composite system. Regardless of the cost or complexity of the repair method, the carefulness of how the deteriorated concrete is removed and how the concrete surface is prepared will often determine whether a repair project will be successful.
Most repair projects involve removal of distressed or deteriorated concrete. As the concept of repair and rehabilitation imply, each concrete restoration contains a series of limitations due to the fact that the project is being performed over a structure already built and, in many instances, been currently used. Maintenance is ultimate the best way to prevent concrete deterioration and it actually begins with the selection of proper materials, mixture proportions, and placement and curing procedures during construction.
This course covers comprehensively all aspects of concrete restoration. From determining the cause, planning and designing repair, and discussing proper methods of repair and maintenance for concrete structures, this course will cover all aspects of concrete restoration.
Important Note: Please recognize this course covers all the material found in SE0029, SE0030, SE0032, SE0033, SE0034, SE0035 and SE0036. If you purchase this course, we strongly recommend you do not opt for the previously listed courses, since the course material will be redundant.