A model building made out of concrete block specimens whose surfaces were coated with various finishing materials was constructed for the outdoor exposure test. After 30 years of outdoor exposure, the deterioration of finishes and their carbonation and corrosion inhibition effects were investigated. As a result, the following conclusions were obtained: Though the deterioration levels differed depending on their types and thickness, all finishing materials showed some kind of deterioration after 30 years‘ long-term outdoor exposure. The progress of carbonation and corrosion are prevented when the surface is coated with finishing materials of sufficient thickness or waterproof effect. Regarding the relationship between corrosion depth and carbonation depth, corrosion is initiated after the carbonation front reaches the area. It usually takes a while to initiate corrosion in the carbonated area, not immediately after the carbonation reaction. When the concrete surface is properly coated with finishing material, corrosion may not be initiated in non-carbonated area in concrete where the pH level is not lowered.

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Published on 25/09/20
Submitted on 22/09/20

DOI: 10.23967/dbmc.2020.059
Licence: CC BY-NC-SA license

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