The use of thin sand filled resinous overlays to prevent the penetration of water and deicing salts into portland cement concrete (PCC) bridge and overpass decks has been investigated. Sealing of PCC surfaces and the provision of a new durable skid resistant surface cannot be attained with conventional PCC or asphalt materials. An overlay composed of multiple layers of synthetic thermosetting resins and clean, dry, round grain silica sand which reduces the penetration of water by over 94 percent has been developed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Congress on Polymers in Concrete, Austin, Texas, 25 October 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Brookhaven National Laboratory

    Associated Universities, Incorporated
    Upton, NY  United States  11973

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Fontana, J J
    • Webster, R
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00192281
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-781020-1
  • Contract Numbers: EY-76-C-02-0016
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM