Maintaining concrete cover for reinforcement bars of a RCC member is must for quality of construction. Following are the reasons why we should maintain concrete cover for reinforcement bars.
- It protects reinforcement bars from bad effect of weather.
- Concrete cover acts as a thermal insulation of reinforcement bars to protect it from fire.
- It provides enough embedding to reinforcement bars to enable them to be stressed without slipping.
- Protect the reinforcement from this phenomenon called corrosion.