Durable concrete can retain its initial quality when exposed to its environment. Correctly created, proportioned, hauled, placed, finished, and cured concrete is not incapable of providing decades of service with no upkeep or little. Yet certain states or environments exist that often leads to deterioration.
The new ACI 201.2R-16 Guide to Durable Concrete discusses the significant mechanisms of concrete deterioration and offers tips about how to abate or reduce such harm. The guide also addresses lastingness by discussing the need for transportation and after that addressing special types of problems in independent chapters.