Durability test apparatus


Besides its ability to sustain loads, concrete also needs to have a certain durability, which is related to the resistance of concrete to deterioration caused by chemical or physical environment conditions. Steel reinforcement corrosion and concrete carbonation are the main common effects to be checked. The carbonation rate is affected by the permeability and humidity levels of the concrete, so tests on assessing the water/gas permeability and moisture content are very important for durability.