Guidelines for concrete surface preparation: 10 years research and experience

L. Courard , B. Bissonnette , Andrzej Garbacz , A.M. Vaysburd , Kurt F. Von Fay


To repair reinforced concrete infrastructures requests specific preparation operations needed for guaranteeing compatibility between substrate and new materials as well as the development of adhesion properties. These guidelines contain design and construction recommendations for surface preparation of concrete for repair and overlay. The paper illustrates current knowledge, best practices and results of the research concerning the surface preparation of concrete prior to application of repair/overlay materials. This is based on 10 years research activities on this topic through scientific cooperation programs between Wallonia, Quebec and Poland and a document edited by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Denver, CO, U.S.A.) entitled Development of Specifications and Performance Criteria for Surface Preparation Based on Issues Related to Bond Strength.

Author L. Courard - [Universite de Liege]
L. Courard,,
, B. Bissonnette - [Université Laval]
B. Bissonnette,,
, Andrzej Garbacz (FCE / ICE)
Andrzej Garbacz,,
- The Institute of Civil Engineering
, A.M. Vaysburd - [Vaycon Consulting]
A.M. Vaysburd,,
, Kurt F. Von Fay - [Bureau of Reclamation]
Kurt F. Von Fay,,
Journal seriesMATEC Web of Conferences, ISSN , e-ISSN 2261-236X
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
Article number08004
Conference5th International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting. ICCRRR 2018, 19-11-2018 - 21-11-2018, Cape Town, Republika Południowej Afryki
Keywords in Englishrepair ; bond ; strength ; moisture ; conditioning ; cleaning ; quality ; control
Languageen angielski
ICCRRR 2018_LC.pdf 1.4 MB
Score (nominal)15
Score sourcejournalIndex
ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 07-04-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 1; GS Citations = 2.0
Citation count*2 (2020-05-12)
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