With the ever increasing demand to rehabilitate reinforced concrete columns, carbon fiber reinforced polymer or CFRP has certainly risen to the top for its non invasive and cost effective attributes that make it the ideal solution for this type of repair. From cracks due to deterioration, the expansive forces of corroding reinforciong steel, excessive loading, or seismic activity, CFRP can be used to reinstate the strength and capacity back to these compromised structural elements. An added benifit to this repair is that the CFRP will also create a barrier to protect the reinforcing steel from the corrosion causing elements.
Wrapping reinforced concrete columns with carbon fiber has proven to be one of the most widely used and effective strengthening methods. This process significantly extends the lifespan of the columns, minimizes the maintenance requirements and greatly increases the load capacity. Learn more about the rehabilitation of reinforced concrete columns in our 3 page review of this repair.
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