Effects of Concrete Cure Time on Epoxy Overlay and Sealant Performance

MDOT currently waits 28 days after the placement of all concrete decks, rigid overlays, and patches on bridge decks before placing epoxy overlays and sealants. Often this extended period conflicts with traffic and weather limitations. With more information on the crack development and moisture release characteristics of MDOT standard concrete materials (Grade D, DM, SFMC, LMC, etc.) and special/patching mixtures MDOT could potentially reduce the time required between placements.


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    • Status: Active
    • Contract Numbers:

      2016‐0069 Z6

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Michigan Department of Transportation

      Van Wagoner Building
      425 W. Ottawa Street
      Lansing, MI  United States  48909
    • Performing Organizations:

      Western Michigan University

      1903 W. Michigan Avenue
      Kalamazoo, MI  United States  49008-5241
    • Principal Investigators:

      Attanayake, Upul

    • Start Date: 20180701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20211231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01774516
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Michigan Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 2016‐0069 Z6
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jun 21 2021 11:51AM