Surface preparation of the concrete substrate

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Series titleConstruction Technology Update; no. 24
Physical description4 p.
AbstractThe concrete substrate of a deck or slab needs to be carefully prepared for the application of a protective coating or for the replacement of its damaged surface. To ensure that proper bonding can occur, surface contaminants and loose materials have to be removed. This is not an easy task. For one thing, the zones of deteriorated concrete are not always clearly definable; for another, the choice of appropriate preparatory methods is wide, from chemical cleaning to scarifying to blast cleaning. When the surface is dry, clean and level, only then is it ready to receive its topping.
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PublisherInstitute for Research in Construction. National Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Réparation du béton: préparation de la surface
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NRC number42809
NPARC number20325525
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Record identifier76d98169-e665-418c-928a-1e065a48ae29
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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