Category: Concrete deterioration

Concrete structures will deteriorate when exposed to severe environments. This deterioration can lead to risks to the safety of deteriorating concrete structures.  In this article, Mike Webster discusses the behaviour of deteriorating concrete structures to provide a qualitative understanding of what contributes …

The influence of design and detailing on the safety of deteriorating concrete structures Read More »

Concrete structures can be affected by a range of defects and deterioration.  These can impact on both the safety and service life of structures. The most common forms of defects and deterioration that may occur in concrete structures, how they …

Deterioration and defects – what are the risks to the safety and service life of concrete structures? Read More »

Reinforced concrete structures degrade with time and exposure to the environment, particularly if that environment contains salts.  That degradation can lead reinforcement to corrode, and this can affect the safety and load-carrying capacity of concrete structures. The data from existing research were reviewed …

Impact of corrosion on the safety and strength of concrete structures – Summary of the mechanisms Read More »

This article discusses the impact of deterioration on the safety of concrete structures.  This is illustrated by examples where deterioration has led concrete structures to collapse.  The article suggests steps that designers can take to minimise the risks of deterioration to safety and discharge …

Impact of deterioration on the safety of concrete structures – what can designers do to minimise risk? Read More »