y Pengfei Li, Zhongyang Mao, Xiaojun Huang and Min Deng



Concrete surface defects are very complex and diverse, which is a great test for repair materials. The efficiency and durability of the repair system depend on the bonding effect between the concrete and the repair material.

However, the rapid increase in system viscosity during the reaction of repair materials is an important factor affecting the infiltration effect. In the present work, the infiltration consolidation repair material was prepared, and its basic properties (viscosity, surface drying time and actual drying time, infiltration property) and mechanical properties were evaluated.

Finally, the infiltration depth, film-forming thickness, and anti-spalling ability of concrete under a single-side freeze–thaw cycle are revealed. The results showed that using ethyl acetate could rapidly reduce the viscosity of the repair material, and the repair material could penetrate 20–30 mm into the concrete within 10 min.

It was found by laser confocal microscopy that the thickness of the film formation after 3 days was only 29 µm. In the mortar fracture repair test to evaluate the bond strength, the bond strength of the repaired material reached 9.18 MPa in 28 days, and the new fracture surface was in the mortar itself.

In addition, the freeze–thaw cycle test was carried out on the composite specimens under salt solution to verify the compatibility of the designed repair material with the concrete substrate. The data showed that the average amount of spalling was only 1704.4 g/ when 10% ethyl acetate was added.

The penetrating repair material in this study has good infiltration performance, which can penetrate a certain depth in the surface pores and form a high-performance consolidation body, forming a “rooted type” filling.



surface defect; repair material; ethyl acetate; infiltration performance