Protection of Piles: Steel, Concrete, Woodby Roney A. Heinz, (A.M.ASCE), Asst. Editor; CIVIL ENGINEERING—ASCE, New York, N.Y.,
Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1975, Vol. 45, Issue 12, Pg. 59-64
Document Type: Feature article
Normal construction materials have a very limited life when placed in a corrosive soil or water environment; steel rusts, concrete spalls, and wood rots (if the insects don't get it first). The protection of piles made from any of these materials is an ongoing battle. Many methods have been developed to prevent pile deterioration or to refurbish weakened piles. The basic categories of protection techniques include cathodes, coatings, and encasements. Some of the methods are discussed and compared.
Subject Headings: Concrete piles | Wood piles | Steel piles | Piles | Steel construction | Soil water | Construction materials | Corrosion | Concrete | Concrete construction | Lifeline systems
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