This article outlines the many benefits of polymer modified concrete for repairs and overlays of concrete bridges and repairs of structural concrete. This material has a unique combination of properties that give it the following advantages: (1) improved adhesion; (2) reduced permeability to chlorides and other pollutants, without the problems associated with a full water vapour barrier; (3) substantially improved performance in cold and freezing weather; (4) increased flexural strength and wear resistance; (5) superior performance in thin overlays. These benefits are achieved using a material which can be mixed, placed and finished using conventional techniques. Over 900 bridge decks have been repaired using this type of material. (TRRL)

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    Faversham House Group

    Faversham House, 111 St James Road
    Croydon, Surrey CR9 2TH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Gopsill, C
  • Publication Date: 1989-9

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  • Accession Number: 00497799
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM