EPOXY RESIN MORTAR JOINTINGS OF CONCRETE PILES

Experiments with epoxy resin mortar joints were carried out in 1971 at Portsdown Hill between Southampton and Portsmouth on the line of the M27 motorway. The soil consisted of medium-to-hard chalk from ground level down, selected because it was considered that hard driving into the chalk would provide a severe test for the joint. Three different types of joint were tried: four steel dowels cast in the extension section with matching holes in the lower section; a concrete spigot and socket joint similarly arranged, and a plain butt joint. Liquid resin was poured into the joints. The first type of joint was the most successful and is considered a satisfactory construction method.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Environment

    Room 1376 Thames House South
    Millbank,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Heywood, D
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 12-14
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00083359
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: A
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM