FIELD APPLICATIONS OF POLYMER IMPREGNATION OF CONCRETE

Oven dried concrete specimens were impregnated with a methyl methacrylate monomer system and polymerized by thermal-catalytic means. This treatment produced concrete having significant improvement in compressive strength, surface abrasion resistance, and reduction in permeability as measured by electrical resistance. A technique for the impregnation and polymerization of concrete with a monomer system was developed and successfully applied under field conditions to obtain 1/2 to 3/4-inch penetration. This application was made on a 10 foot x 90 foot section of a bridge deck.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Transportation

    Transportation Laboratory
    5900 Folsom Boulevard
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95819

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Spellman, D L
    • Woodstrom, J H
    • Bailey, S N
    • Nakao, D
    • Spring, R J
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 53 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136804
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CA-DOT-TL-529917534, 635299, Final Report
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 13 2003 12:00AM