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Question posted - November 1 to November 7, 2015:

What tests should be run to determine if an existing concrete bridge pier needs rehabilitation or repair before cleaning and coating?

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From Ivan Lasa. of FL Dept Transportation on November 6, 2015:
Concrete sounding should be the primary test. If the pier is located in a marine environment, potential mapping, concrete resistivity and chloride contamination should also be conducted.

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Tagged categories: Bridge Piles; Bridges; Concrete; Concrete coatings and treatments; Rehabilitation/Repair; Site/field testing

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