Testing anti-carbonation coatings for concrete
Information Paper 7/96
Anti-carbonation coatings are surface treatments that have a high resistance to carbon dioxide, and protect concrete from carbonation by acting as a carbon dioxide barrier. As there were insufficient data on the long-term durability of these coatings, natural and artificial weathering programmes were set up at BRE. This paper summarises those data and findings of the programme, explains the common mathematical parameters used for quoting carbon dioxide permeability of coatings and describes the development of a European standard for carbon dioxide permeability for coatings.
Bassi, R. and Davies, H.
Coverings and surface finishes
In situ concrete/cement
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