Integral Waterproofing of Concrete Structures

Integral Waterproofing of Concrete Structures

Advanced Protection Technologies of Concrete by Pore Blocking and Lining

1st Edition - June 1, 2022

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  • Author: Maher Al-Jabari
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128243541

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Integral Waterproofing of Concrete Structures demonstrates how integral waterproofing technologies can solve concrete durability problems based on performance and characterization experimental results. This book first establishes a background about concrete structures and porosity linked with concrete hydration, then goes on to consider concrete durability problems from the perspective of water penetration including damages from freeze-thaw cycles, alkali silica reactions, and chloride ion penetration. The mechanisms, applications, performances, and limitations of waterproofing technologies including coatings and integral systems are compared. The book also showcases all application methods of crystallization waterproofing materials, including material spray on cured concrete and on fresh concrete, and their addition to concrete mix designs as enhancers or admixtures. Pore-blocking and lining waterproofing systems including silicate-based and hygroscopic kinds, and other waterproofing materials are also discussed.

Key Features

  • Includes various, advanced, recent technologies in the field of waterproofing
  • Presents and describes enhanced concrete characteristics and modified structures within the context of material engineering
  • Summarizes the characteristics of waterproofing systems obtained from experimental results


Civil Engineers (for both Construction and Design), Graduate level students, and Researchers for concrete and waterproofing materials and systems

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to Concrete Chemistry
    Maher Al-Jabari
    2. Concrete Porosity and Transport Processes
    Maher Al-Jabari
    3. Concrete Durability Problems: Physicochemical and Transport Mechanisms
    Maher Al-Jabari
    4. Materials Selection and Proportioning for Watertight and Durable Concrete
    Maher Al-Jabari, Radi Al-Rashed, Doug Clement, and Michael Ayers
    5. Physical and Chemical Interactions of Water with Surfaces and Particles
    Maen Husein and Maher Al-Jabari 
    6. Fundamentals and Categorizations of Waterproofing Technologies
    Maher Al-Jabari
    7. Concepts and Types of Integral Waterproofing Materials
    Maher Al-Jabari
    8. Hydrophobic Integral Dampproofing Materials
    Maher Al-Jabari
    9. Hydrophilic Crystallization Waterproofing
    Maher Al-Jabari
    10. Dual Crystallization Waterproofing Topical Treatments
    Maher Al-Jabari, Radi Al-Rashed, and Michael Ayers
    11. Multi Crystallization Waterproofing Enhancer for Concrete Mixtures
    Maher Al-Jabari, Radi Al-Rashed, and Xinbao Yu
    12. Waterproofing Coatings and Membranes
    Maher Al-Jabari

Product details

  • No. of pages: 456
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2022
  • Published: June 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128243541

About the Author

Maher Al-Jabari

Maher Al-Jabari is a full professor of chemical and environmental engineering at Palestine Polytechnic University, Palestine, and an international expert in the fields of waterproofing of construction materials, hazardous waste, and wastewater treatment. As well as achieving breakthroughs in protecting cementitious materials from environmental attacks and providing industrial durability solutions for concrete, Prof. Al-Jabari has been involved in international R&D projects in these fields, with a distinguished industrial record. Prof. Al-Jabari accomplished his industrial experience in International Chem-Crete Co., Richardson TX, USA; starting as a director of manufacturing and then directing Chem-Crete R&D activities that led to patented crystallization waterproofing technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Palestine Polytechnic University, Hebron, Palestine

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