Use of Concrete Polymer Materials in the Transportation Industry


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Title: Use of Concrete Polymer Materials in the Transportation Industry

Author(s): Jack J. Fontana and John Bartholomew

Publication: Symposium Paper

Volume: 69


Appears on pages(s): 21-44

Keywords: bridge decks; concrete construction; corrosion; deteri-oration; durability; field tests; impregnating; maintenance; patching; polymer concrete; portland cements; repairs; resurfac-ing; strength; transportation.

Date: 8/1/1981

Every segment of the transportation industry is experiencing maintenance problems with rapidly deteriorating portland cement concrete structures. The Federal Highway Administration, aware of such problems, has sponsored research and development work to find a rapid-setting durable composite that can be used to repair deteriorated concrete and/or to effectively reduce chloride and moisture penetration into concrete.


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