Field Performance of Latex-Modified and Low-Slump Dense Concrete Bridge Deck Overlays in the United States

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Title: Field Performance of Latex-Modified and Low-Slump Dense Concrete Bridge Deck Overlays in the United States

Author(s): W. P. Chamberlin and R. E. Weyers

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 151

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 1-16

Keywords: bridge decks; concretes; latex; microcracking; resurfacing; service life; slump; General

Date: 7/1/1994

Abstract:
The service life of latex-modified concrete and low-slump dense concrete bridge deck overlays is estimated by extrapolating historical performance data obtained from the results of field research and investigations conducted in the U.S. and Canada. The data suggest that when concrete removal criteria are based on half-cell potential rather than actual damage, when removal of chloride-contaminated concrete is extended to below the reinforcing bar, and when the substrate is sandblasted to remove microcracking prior to cleaning, a mean service life of 30 to 50 years is likely.