Deterioration of Concrete
A basic understanding of the underlying causes of concrete deficiencies is essential to evaluating concrete structures and selecting the method to successfully make repairs. Symptoms or observations of a deficiency must be differentiated from the actual cause of the deficiency, and it is imperative that causes – rather than symptoms – be addressed in repairs. Deterioration of concrete is an extremely complex subject since, in most cases, the damage detected will be the result of more than one mechanism.
This course presents a brief description of the basic mechanism of common problems associated with concrete deterioration, a description of the typical symptoms that would be observed during an inspection, and suggests repair methods and techniques to prevent further damage.
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credit.
This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Common causes of concrete deterioration
- Symptoms of concrete distress and deterioration that can be found during visual inspections
- Preventative measures to reduce or eliminate further concrete degradation.
Download the Course to review and begin earning your PDH credits.
We provide technical courses for PDH credits that meet Board requirements for Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors. This courses is guaranteed to be accepted in AK, AL, AR, GA, IA, IL, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY. Before purchasing this course, please confirm that your state Board is listed above.