Apr. 21, 2017

"I don't know enough about this so-called self-healing concrete - The self-healing concrete might serve as a cosmetic patch, but I can assure you it cannot be used to fix the underlying problem which is the corrosion of the reinforcing steel - It is the combination of the reinforcing steel and the concrete that gives concrete its strength - It is the corrosion of the reinforcing steel that is the problem, not the concrete - They have been doing cosmetic repairs for almost 50 years now"

Phil Prentice - Apr 21'17
Apr. 21, 2017

"Do they have self-healing reinforcing bar? ..... Never mind; rhetorical question; I think I know the answer"

Phil Prentice - Apr 21'17
Apr. 18, 2017

Traffic on the York Street off ramp last week just days before the Gardiner Expressway exit was closed for demolition - Bernard Weil / Toronto Star

Apr. 14, 2017

"I can assure you that the problem with the Gardiner is the corrosion of the reinforcing bars in the concrete - This has been an issue since it was built in the 50s and 60s - Steel expands like ice when it corrodes and it pops the concrete off - The Gardiner is constantly under repair - It's time to stop throwing good money after bad and replace it"

Phil Prentice - Apr 14'17