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Different types of defects in concrete structures can be cracking, crazing, blistering, delamination, dusting, curling, efflorescence, scaling and spalling. These defects can be due to various reasons or causes.
Causes for Defects in Concrete Structures
Causes of defects in concrete structures can be broadly categorized as:
Structural deficiency resulting from errors in design, loading criteria, unexpected overloading, etc.
Structural deficiency due to construction defects.
Damage due to fire, floods, earthquakes, cyclones etc.
Damage due to chemical attack.
Damage due to marine environments.
Damage due to abrasion of granular materials.
Movement of concrete due to physical characteristics.