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In addition towritten descriptions, sketches of relevant features are valuableand encouraged. The visual inspection istypically limited to the surfaces of the concrete structure thatare visually accessible. The Institute shall notbe liable for any loss or damage arising therefrom. It includes a checklist of the many details that maybe considered in making a report and descriptions for various concreteconditions associated with the durability of concrete. It is the responsibility of the user of this document to establish health and safety practices appropriate tothe specific circumstances involved with its use.
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Proper use of this document includes periodically checking for errata at www. It is important that the inspectorproperly document any observations related to environmentalexposure effects from physical loads, deformations, defects,imperfections, and distressdurability, and performance. We are always happy to assist you. We Need Aco Support. Video coverage should be considered for docu-mentation as it provides an enhanced visual dimension thatmay exceed that of still photography.
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Individuals who use this publication in any way assume all risk andaccept total responsibility for the application and use of this information. The descriptions and photographs provided in Chapter 2illustrate typical observations encountered during inspectionsand aid in the preparation of a condition survey report byidentifying the characteristics of potential problems anddescribing their condition.
Individualsmaking the survey should not limit their investigation to theitems listed, but should review any other contributingfactors. ACI committee documents are intended for the use of individuals who are competent to evaluate thesignificance and limitations of its content and 201.1 and who will accept responsibility for theapplication of the material it contains.
ACI does not make any representations with regard tohealth and safety issues and the use of this document. The inspection results also aid in earlydetection of distress and deterioration, enabling repair orrehabilitation before replacement is necessary.
Individuals performing the inspection should be experiencedand competent in concrete condition surveys. ACI and its members disclaim liability for damages of any kind, including any special, indirect, incidental,or consequential damages, including without limitation, lost revenues or lost profits, which may resultfrom the use of this publication.
Inspections are often supplemented with nondestructivetests, destructive tests, and other investigations, especiallywhen distress and deterioration is observed and informationregarding the internal condition of the concrete is needed. If you have any questions about copyright issues, please report us to resolve them. All rights reserved including rights of reproduction and use in any form or by anymeans, including the making of copies by any photo process, or by electronic ormechanical device, printed, written, or oral, or recording for sound or visual reproductionor for use in any knowledge or retrieval system or device, unless permission in writingis obtained from the copyright proprietors.
The checklist includes items that might have a bearing onthe durability and performance of the concrete.
R Guide for Conducting a Visual Inspection of Concrete in Service
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Reference to this document shall not be made in contractdocuments. A visual inspection is an examination of concrete toidentify and define many of the various conditions concretemay exhibit during its service life.
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It is important that the inspector properly document anyobservations related to environmental and loading conditions. The user must determine the applicability of allregulatory limitations before applying the document and must comply with all applicable laws and regulations,including but not limited to, United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA healthand safety standards.
We are nonprofit website to share and download documents. While a visual inspection is most often used in connectionwith the condition survey of concrete that is showing defectsor some degree of distress, its application is recommendedfor all concrete structures.
Thoseperforming the survey should be thoroughly familiar withthe terminology of various types of imperfections anddistresses.