Premature failure of portland cement concrete bridge decks is of national concern, particularly in those areas where chloride residues accumulate in the concrete from winter deicing operations. West Virginia's research and field usage indicates that the application of a relatively thin (1 to 2-in.) overlay of portland cement concrete or mortar containing a latex modifier may result in a significant increase in the useful life of bridge decks. Eighteen structures, including both new construction and renovation of existing decks, have received the latex-modified concrete overlay. Results to date have been most encouraging.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Chloride Corrosion of Steel in Concrete Symposium, 79th ASTM Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, June 27-July 2, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

    100 Barr Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700
    West Conshohocken, PA  United States  19428-2957
  • Authors:
    • Steele, G W
    • Judy, J M
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00172513
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1978 12:00AM