WATERPROOFING OF BRIDGE DECKS USING SPRAYED LIQUID MEMBRANE . PROTECTION OF CONCRETE. PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE, SEPTEMBER 11-13, 1990

Conventional waterproofing techniques rely on the use of preformed sheets based upon bituminous materials. These techniques have not been successful and maintenance costs unacceptable. The main limitations of sheet materials are poor adhesion to the deck, thermo-plastic nature, problems of tailoring, failure of joints and labour intensive application. In recent years, spray applied membranes have been developed which cure rapidly to give a tough, flexible, seamless coating. The main advantages of these systems are excellent adhesion to the substrate and surfacing, resistance to high temperature, long durability, tolerance of texture and detail and speed of application. The development of acrylic systems which can be applied down to minus 10 degrees centigrade is discussed in detail. This material has been used successfully since 1975 on over 500 bridges without a single reported failure. (Author/TRRL)

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    E and F Spon Limited

    2-6 Boundary Road
    London,   England 
  • Authors:
    • BATCHELOR, J
    • Helliwell, D J
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • Accession Number: 00620013
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: O-419-15490-6
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM