Corrosion inhibiting repair and rehabilitation treatment process for reinforced concrete structures
Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
Weyers, Richard E.
Prowell, Brian D.
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A repair and rehabilitation treatment process for reinforced concrete structures involves the removal of concrete from above rebar or other metal reinforcement material in the concrete structure. After removal of concrete, the metal reinforcement materials are saturated with corrosion inhibiting agents. Saturation is best achieved by multiple spray applications of the corrosion inhibitor. The cavity in the concrete structure with the treated rebar or other metal reinforcement materials is then backfilled and/or overlaid with repair concrete. Preferably, the repair concrete includes corrosion inhibitors which will diffuse to the rebar over time or is a low permeability concrete that reduces the rate of diffusion of chloride corrosion causing agents to the rebar. The repair and rehabilitation process significantly increases the concrete structure's service life.
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