Preservation of Historic Concrete: Problems and General Approaches, Revised

Preservation of Historic Concrete: Problems and General Approaches, Revised
Title:
Preservation of Historic Concrete: Problems and General Approaches, Revised
Format:
Paperback
USA Price: 
Stock:
In stock
GPO Stock Number:
024-005-01253-2
Description

This edition will have color illustrations.

Concrete is an extraordinarily versatile building material used for utilitarian, ornamental, and monumental structures since ancient times.

Composed of a mixture of sand, gravel, crushed stone, or other coarse material, bound together with lime or cement, concrete undergoes a chemical reaction and hardens when water is added. Inserting reinforcement adds tensile strength to structural concrete elements. The use of reinforcement contributes significantly to the range and size of building and structure types that can be constructed with concrete. 

This Brief provides an overview of the history of concrete and its popularization in the United States, surveys the principal causes and modes of concrete deterioration, and outlines approaches to repair and protection that are appropriate to historic concrete. In the context of this Brief, historic concrete is considered to be concrete used in construction of structures of historical, architectural, or engineering interest, whether those structures are old or relatively new.

Other related products:

Concrete Manual : A Manual for the Control of Concrete Construction, Part 1 is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/024-003-00141-4

Concrete Manual : a Manual for the Control of Concrete Construction, Part 2 is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/024-003-00176-7

Renovation & Historic Preservation resources collection can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/science-technology/construction-archit...

 

Audience

Architects, homeowners, business owners, contractors, and others involved in repairing or using concrete in the construction of homes and buildings would find this brief informative.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$2.00
International Price:
$2.80
Publisher:
Interior Dept., National Park Service
Author:
  • Coney, William B.
Key Phrases:
  • Preservation Brief 15
Weight:
0.5
Quantity Price:
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Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Record Creation Date:
07/19/2007
Last Status Update:
03/27/2019
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