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Re: Corrosion in reinforcing steel in slabs

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You should also investigate whether you will need a cathodic protection system.   We were involved in a number of homes which were founded over salt ponds and eventually had serious problems.  The Manhattan Beach pier was an example of severe corrosion and electrolyses problems in the 1980's.   Wiss, Janney provided a very good report on the problems and solutions to that structure.

Neil Moore, SE, SECB
neil moore and associates

structural distress investigations

At 06:07 PM 12/2/2005, Raymond Shreenan wrote:
Sika has numerous products for concrete repairs that include rusted re-bar problems.  They certify contractors for proper use of their products and they are well known internationally for their research and development of repair products and their use.
Ray Shreenan  SE
----- Original Message -----
From: Javier Encinas
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Sent: Friday, December 02, 2005 12:56 PM
Subject: Corrosion in reinforcing steel in slabs

Does anybody have a good reference (books, articles, catalogs, web sites, etc.) regarding some methods to repair elevated slabs whose rebars are severely corroded? Is there any commercial product or technique to restore the structural capacity of the slab, other than demolishing and re-building? Thanks in advance.
Javier Encinas, MSCE, PE
SPECTRA Engineering, PSC