Corrosion Mechanism, Prevention & Repair Measures of RCC Structure
Corrosion Mechanism, Prevention & Repair Measures of RCC Structure Though concrete is quite strong mechanically, it is highly susceptible to chemical attack and thus structure gets damaged and even fail unless some preventive measures are adopted to counteract this and thereby increasing the durability of structure. In the case of Reinforced concrete structure the ingress of moisture or air may lead to corrosion of steel, cracking and spalling of concrete cover thereby reducing durability of concrete structure . Repair has been suggested as the protective solution for damaged structure due to corrosion.
Overall, there is very little published empirical evidence that provides insight into the durability of silane treatments and their long-term residual protection (i.e. following at least 10 years of service). Such a gap in knowledge is undesirable given the scale of infrastructure treated with hydrophobic treatments such as silanes.