Ranking procedure for polymeric coatings and hydrophobic agents for concrete protection
Aguiar, José × Moreira, Pedro Lukowsky, Paul Czarnecki, Lech Camoes, Alberto Van Gemert, Dionys #
International Journal for Restoration of Buildings and Monuments vol:13 issue:4 pages:251-264
A ranking procedure, developed by Czarnecki and Lukowski, is applied on a series of concrete protection products. Durability experiments were carried out on silicone, acrylic and epoxy compounds for surface treatment of concrete. The ranking procedure transforms experimental data of properties into one numerical value, by which the products can be classified according the way on which its properties present on optimised or even best by combination. Although all tested materials provided improved durability for the concrete, the epoxy compounds of the series could be ranked as best performing.