More Details about Concrete Surface Engineering

General Information  
Author(s)Andrzej Garbacz and Benoit Bissonnette and Luc Courard
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISBN9781138748545
Pages256
BindingSoftbound
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearJuly 2017

Description

Applying any material to an existing concrete surface intrinsically entails the development of a bond. Considering the ever increasing importance of concrete repair and protection, which imply the creation of an interface between two materials, an improved knowledge of concrete surface characteristics is paramount. Surface engineering, which has evolved from the world of metallurgy, addresses all surface-related considerations, notably adhesion. It provides a fundamental understanding of what will make the contact between two materials effective or not, allowing for interactions of variable intensity. It also comes with a variety of scientific tools for characterizing the quality of the substrate, the properties of the new material layer and their interface. In the case of concrete surface treatment, this is especially important for achieving lasting results.