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Volume 289, 2019Concrete Solutions 2019 – 7th International Conference on Concrete Repair
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Published online||28 August 2019|
How concrete removal techniques affect the bonding between concrete and repair mortar
Magnel Laboratory for Concrete Research, Department of Structural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Ghent University, Tech Lane Ghent Science Park, Campus A, Technologiepark Zwijnaarde 60, 9052 Ghent, Belgium
2 Technology Cluster Construction, Structural Mechanics and Building Materials, Department of Civil Engineering, KU Leuven, Gebroeders De Smetstraat 1, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Many bonding failures between the substrate and repair mortar are attributed to too aggressive removal of the contaminated concrete and incorrect use of repair materials. To this end, in this study the effect of concrete removal techniques on substrates of different compositions and, as a result, on the bonding with repair mortar has been investigated. Substrate surfaces of different concrete compositions, micro-concrete (MC) and crushed stone concrete (CC), were treated by using three commonly used techniques: grit blasting (GB), jack-hammering (JH), and hydrodemolition/water-jetting (WJ). Automated Laser Measurements (ALM), sand patch tests and surface tensile strength measurements were applied to characterize the substrate surface. According to the results, the co-lateral effects of removal techniques such as WJ are dependent on the concrete mix composition. Moreover, WJ- and JH- treated samples achieved a lower surface tensile strength and bond strength compared to GB-treated slabs.
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