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Symptoms of an expansive reaction during routine inspection

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Author: Rooij, M.R. de · Godart, B.
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Place: Berlin Heidelberg
Source:Guide to diagnosis and appraisal of AAR damage to concrete in structures, 19-30
RILEM State-of-the-art Reports
Identifier: 473657
ISBN: 978-94-007-6566-5
Keywords: Materials · Buildings and Infrastructure · Built Environment · Building Engineering & Civil Engineering · SR - Structural Reliability · TS - Technical Sciences


For any existing structure, a routine inspection is ordinarily a starting point of a cyclic process to maintain the safety and reliability of the structure (Figure 9). It is part of an inspection process where detailed inspection and in depth investigation are important actions. This chapter covers review of existing records, field equipment and materials, personnel and expertise and so on. Also some general field symptoms of AAR are given to recognize first signs of AAR