Cracking in Reinforced Concrete: The Silent Hazard


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Cracking in Reinforced Concrete: The Silent Hazard
The use of industrial buildings, office buildings, bridges, roads and freeways is a part of everyday life for most people. Present in all these structures is the use of reinforced concrete. Most people give little or no thought to the dangers that can be posed to public safety with the widespread use of this faulty material. This paper will explain some of the hazards of reinforced concrete (RC), and the importance of continual maintenance. Despite the fact that RC is a faulty and risky material it continues to be used for many types of public structures. There are pros and cons for the continued us of RC. This paper will present both sides of the story. I will present reasons why the use...
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