chapter  3
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- Characterization of a concrete surface

At the beginning of a project where repair, protection, or reinforcement works are planned on a concrete structure, a condition evaluation must be performed. The investigation must be thorough enough to get a reliable picture of the manifestation, extent, severity, causes, and effects of all repertoriated degradation mechanisms and to assess their progress and potential effects on the safety, serviceability, and service life of the structure.