Testing for Salt Damage

by Ronald G. Van Der Meid, (M.ASCE), Sear-Brown Assoc., PC, Rochester, N.Y.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1984, Vol. 54, Issue 8, Pg. 46-47

Document Type: Feature article


Salts used to melt snow can contribute to deterioration of concrete structures. Various tests were used to determine the extent of damage in two structures in Rochester, N.Y. One is an old bank building where the basement and sub-basement had crumbling walls; the other was a parking garage only 14 years old.

Subject Headings: Salts | Snowmelt | Parking facilities | Deterioration | Concrete | Concrete structures | Damage (structural) | Basements

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