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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bureau of Reclamation

    Denver Federal Center
    Denver, CO  USA  80225
  • Authors:
    • Smoak, W G
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 161 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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