DEVELOPMENT AND FIELD EVALUATION OF A TECHNIQUE FOR POLYMER IMPREGNATION OF NEW CONCRETE BRIDGE DECK SURFACES
The development and field evaluation of a technique of impregnating new concrete bridge decks with an acrylic polymer system to a depth of 1 inch (25 mm) or more for protection against chloride induced corrosion of the reinforcing steel and freeze-thaw deterioration is reported. The durability of concrete treated with the polymer impregnation technique was determined in chloride intrusion, freeze-thaw and skid and abrasion resistance tests. The first polymer impregnation of the entire riding surface of a full size bridge deck was performed as a part of this research and development program in October 1974. A detailed discussion of this first field treatment and a general discussion of two subsequent full size bridge treatments which resulted in refinements to the treatment technique are included.
Bureau of ReclamationDenver Federal Center
Denver, CO United States 80225
- Smoak, W G
- Publication Date: 1976-9
- Pagination: 161 p.
- TRT Terms: Abrasion resistance; Bridge decks; Chlorides; Concrete; Corrosion; Deterioration; Freeze thaw durability; Impregnation (Engineering); Polymers; Reinforcing steel; Skid resistance tests
- Subject Areas: Highways; Materials;
- Accession Number: 00178780
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-76- 95 Final Rpt., FCP 34B1-212
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-2-1-1214
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM