CIVIL ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION REVIEW | April 2016
Repair of concrete structures has been a major focus of attention in recent years worldwide. The ever changing lifestyles of consumer, changing environment and various other factors are driving demand for high quality construction of residential structures and its continuous maintenance. This is leading to growing usage of construction chemicals. Concrete admixtures account for the majority share in India’s construction chemicals market. It has been observed many times that concrete structures have fallen short of their performance expectations. This may be due to structural deficiencies, material deterioration, unanticipated overloading or physical damage.