Rapid Pothole Repair in Concrete Bridge Decks

Repairing potholes in reinforced concrete (RC) bridge decks is time consuming and requires significant manpower and equipment (e.g., concrete deck saw, pneumatic hammers, air compressor). This study will identify newly developed epoxy and similar materials that can be used to bond already-cracked material in a pothole without the need for saw cutting the deck around the pothole and removing concrete. A laboratory test matrix will be developed to evaluate the identified material. Based on laboratory test performance, field applications will be carried out and brief pamphlet on repairing potholes in RC bridge decks developed. The study is expected to provide a method for repairing potholes using a smaller crew and without the need for heavy equipment.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $150000
    • Contract Numbers:

      KYSPR 21-607

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      200 Mero Street
      Frankfort, KY  United States  40622
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kentucky, Lexington

      Kentucky Transportation Center College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
      Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281
    • Principal Investigators:

      Peiris, Abeetha

      Harik, Issam

    • Start Date: 20120200
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200220
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01751321
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
    • Contract Numbers: KYSPR 21-607
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Sep 3 2020 2:47PM