Can FRP be used to repair water-damaged reinforced concrete beams and girders in a parking garage where the slab supported by the beams and girders is also a parking area?
July 14, 2015

Assuming that the existing structural members have undergone deterioration (steel bar corrosion and spalling of concrete) due to water leakage, chloride intrusion, or similar – the answer is yes. FRP can be used to restore the capacity of the damaged structural components.

However, proper repairs must be performed prior to the application of the FRP.