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You can also go to, and the standard specs for DOT's  for CA, FL, OR or WA which I believe are available online....also make sure you use a well graded aggregate mix as you want as much of an even distribution of cement paste that you can achieve, without a lot of cracking.....

----- Original Message -----
From: William.Sherman(--nospam--at)
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Concrete exposed to seawater
Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 16:17:06 -0700

Do any ACI codes or standards specifically address concrete cover requirements for concrete:
a. Directly exposed to seawater.
b. Exposed to salt laden air (coastal structures not in direct contact with seawater).
I am aware of some discussion in some ACI guides and commentaries and some requirements in European standards, but I am looking for "mandatory language" documents in the U.S.
William Sherman - CH2M HILL / Denver
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