Polymeric surface protection systems can be a durable, potent method of lowering the moisture content of concrete, thereby improving its durability by inhibiting penetration of aggressive substances through the surface as well as by limiting the corrosion rates. This research describes tests conducted on the long-term durability of selected classes of surface protection systems by the German Ministry of Transport. These systems were weathered naturally at 2 locations in Germany, as well as artificially in various climatic test facilities. The mass and dimension changes of the polymeric films, adhesion strength, diffusion of chlorides and CO2, and cross-cut and crack bridging behavior were studied.


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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 45-58

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  • Accession Number: 00963234
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0870311131
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SP-212-4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 24 2003 12:00AM