Cold Weather Polymer Concrete Repair

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Title: Cold Weather Polymer Concrete Repair

Author(s): W. Glenn Smoak

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 116

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 27-34

Keywords: absorption; aggregates; cold weather construction; concrete dams; methyl methacrylate; polymer concrete; popouts; repairs; Construction

Date: 8/1/1989

Abstract:
Acrylic polymer concrete was used to repair absorptive aggregate "pop outs" on the concrete stilling basin apron of Palisades Dam, Idaho. This work was accomplished during December 1986 when ambient air temperatures were below -10 F (-23 C). Ice dikes were used to direct gate leakage away from the repair areas. Hot forced-air heaters, gas-fired weed burners, and incandescent electrical lights were used to provide heat to the repairs.