Demonstration and Validation of a High-Performance Floor-Sealant System to Reduce Concrete Degradation: Final Report on Project F10-AR02

Military installations and bases maintain virtually countless facilities with concrete floors, such as warehouses, vehicle garages, and aircraft maintenance facilities. Because concrete is a porous material, it can prematurely deteriorate due to the intrusion of moisture, lubricants, and other contaminants in combination with mechanical stresses imposed by heavy equipment traffic. This project demonstrated and validated the performance characteristics of a high-performance sealant system designed to toughen concrete floor surfaces in order to reduce material degradation due to heavy use. This report describes a study undertaken to assess the capabilities and advantages of a high performance floor-sealant system to protect and improve the service life of concrete floors. The project demonstrated that military installations can reduce maintenance costs for concrete floors by providing a durable, penetrating surface sealant that toughens the concrete to resist material degradation.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Project title: Application of an Innovative, High Performance Concrete Floor Sealant at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia
  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

    Construction Engineering Research Laboratory
    P.O. Box 9005
    Champaign, IL  United States  61826-9005

    Department of Defense

    Office of the Secretary of Defense
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Wilson, Clint A
    • Drozdz, Susan A
  • Publication Date: 2015-5

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 66p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01567307
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ERDC/CERL TR-15-9
  • Contract Numbers: F10-AR02
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 24 2015 9:02AM