Reinforced concrete can suffer severe problems from corrosion of the reinforcement, yet civil and structural engineers may experience difficulties in assessing the remedial work required since training in this field is minimal and access to information is limited. This report of the DTI/ICE Mission which toured the USA and Canada draws on the wealth of North American experience in carrying out remedial work and in the use of cathodic protection systems. The report explores the full range of issues which were discussed with highway authorities, manufacturers and research organizations. The history and applications of surface coatings and cathodic protection are examined, together with the use of sealants and penetrants, and the practice of epoxy coating reinforcement.
Publisher: ICE Publishing