Issues you may face
BS EN 1504 Principle 8 is concerned with increasing resistivity by increasing the electrical resistivity of the concrete. The resistivity of reinforced concrete may be reduced through the application of external wall insulation, water repellent surface treatments, pore-filling impregnation or surface coatings.
1. Water penetration
Water penetration due to exposed areas of concrete leading to reinforcement corrosion.
2. Chloride-contaminated concrete
Chloride-contaminated concrete leading to chloride-induced corrosion and delamination of concrete.
3. Water penetration
Water penetration due to ponding, leading to reinforcement corrosion.
4. High moisture content
High moisture content on external areas of reinforced concrete leading to reinforcement corrosion.