Cracking on the surface of concrete multi-storey car parks – causes and repair
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Czestochowa University of Technology
Publication date: 2021-12-21
Zeszyty Naukowe Politechniki Częstochowskiej seria Budownictwo 2021;27(1):177–182
This work focuses on scratches on the concrete slabs of open and closed multi-storey car parks. Cross and surface scratches as well as scratches formed above the reinforcing bars are presented. The reasons for their occurrence, how to prevent them and methods of repair are given. The work is illustrated by an example of the occurrence of cracks over the reinforcement, on which rusty blooms are visible indicating the corrosion of the reinforcement and the concrete bulges resulting from it. The surface, linear measurements of the cover thickness made with the Profometr PM-650 device are presented. These tests show that the reinforcement has been placed carelessly and the thickness of the cover is much smaller than that required for durability. The submitted applications relate to the design, construction and maintenance of the facility.