Efficiency Evaluation of Concrete Surface Treatment
This paper presents the simplified method of efficiency evaluation of surface protection products for concrete elements. This evaluation method was designed to consist of as few testing procedures as possible and to use as few specimens as well. Several testing processes most of which were based on the European technical standards were used to compare five commercially available products. Those comparisons served to assess whether the chosen method has sufficient informative value and does not require a disproportionate amount of time and money. The main examined properties were impact on color and reflectivity of the original surface, durability of the coating in extreme weather conditions, wettability of the surface and amount of labor needed for its maintenance. All of these experiments were optimized so that they could be performed on one type of specimen.
Šárka Nenadálová, Petra Johová and Tereza Sajdlova
J. Řepka et al., "Efficiency Evaluation of Concrete Surface Treatment", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 272, pp. 9-14, 2018