PERFORMANCE OF PARKING GARAGE DECKS CONSTRUCTED WITH EPOXY COATED REINFORCING STEEL . DURABILITY OF BUILDING MATERIALS AND COMPONENTS. PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE HELD IN BRIGHTON, NOVEMBER 7-9, 1990

Excessive cracking was discovered in a large parking garage built in 1981 with epoxy coated reinforcing steel. Because the use of epoxy coated steel is not only approved by the relevant standard but has been made mandatory in Ontario, Canada for the construction of garages, an investigation has been launched to determine whether the experienced excessive cracking is typical of slabs constructed with epoxy coated steel and whether the cause of this deficiency is corrosion. It has been established that suspended garage decks constructed with epoxy coated steel appear to be prone to excessive cracking. This deficiency, however, does not seem to be caused by corrosion of the reinforcing steel. It is, therefore, necessary to install a waterproof membrane over the concrete decks to prevent leakage through the slab and to avoid infiltration of salt solution if the lower mat consists of bare steel. (Author/TRRL)

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    E and F Spon Limited

    2-6 Boundary Road
    London,   England 
  • Authors:
    • LITVAN, G G
  • Publication Date: 1991

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00617514
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0-419-15480-9
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1992 12:00AM