This guide provides an overview of thin (less than 1 in. [25 mm] thick) polymer concrete overlays for concrete and steel substrates. Emphasis is placed on their use in the transportation sector, specifically for bridge decks and parking garages. Surface preparation, application, quality control, and safety aspects are included.
Keywords: aggregate; bridge deck; epoxy; high friction surface; methyl methacrylate; mortar; overlay; parking garage decks; polyester; polymer concrete; premixed; resin; skid resistance; slurry.
Table of Contents
1.2—History of polymer concrete overlays
CHAPTER 3—POLYMER BINDERS
3.2—Properties of polymer binders
CHAPTER 4—POLYMER CONCRETE
4.3—Properties of polymer concrete
CHAPTER 5—SURFACE PREPARATION
5.4—Evaluation of surface preparation
CHAPTER 6—APPLICATION OF POLYMER CONCRETE OVERLAYS
6.3—Premixed or slurry overlays
CHAPTER 7—QUALITY CONTROL
7.1—Quality control needs
CHAPTER 8—STORAGE, HANDLING, AND SAFETY
8.3—Handling and safety
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