Determining durability of concrete with RCPT test
Concrete is one of the most versatile and widely used construction materials in the world. Its durability is the key characteristic that determines the life span of structures.
The durability of concrete is defined as its ability to resist weathering action, chemical attack, abrasion, or any other process of deterioration. Durable concrete can retain its original form, quality, and serviceability when exposed to harmful effects of the environment. Properly prepared, tested, and applied concrete can provide decades of service with little or no maintenance.
Degradation of concrete