CORROSION OF REINFORCING STEEL IN CONCRETE -- A GENERAL OVERVIEW OF THE PROBLEM

It is shown in this review that the problems resulting from corrosion of reinforcing steel in concrete are widespread and very serious. This is especially true of the bridge decks on the highways of the snow belt states of the United States, where increased deicer salt are associated with the bare pavement policy has resulted in maintenance expenses that are currently costing the American taxpayers $200 million per year and are rapidly rising. Corrosion of reinforcing steel in concrete exposed to marine atmospheric environments is also shown to be a problem.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Chloride Corrosion of Steel in Concrete Symposium, 79th ASTM Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, June 27-July 2, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society for Testing and Materials

    100 Barr Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700
    West Conshohocken, PA  United States  19428-2957
  • Authors:
    • Cady, P D
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00172504
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1978 12:00AM