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Old 4/8/10, 1:14 PM
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Default Re: Detecting Corrosion in Steel Encased in Concrete.

Interesting article ,but I must admit that I am left feeling a little lost.
I was just taught how PH levels of the encasing concrete effect the steel rebar lifespan but have been left with a wondering as to how it can apply to Home Inspection or Commercial Inspection for that matter.

Does this new knowledge apply in any way to Foundations,lintels,retaining walls,etc.?

A extra paragraph or two on how we can use this article to benefit our client would help.

My impression from reading this is to gloss over and forget, by delegating this to Structural Engineer territory.

Would love to see a few good illustrations to keep focus also.