Effectiveness of Sealers and Laminates for Concrete Bridge Decks

This research will investigate the performance of bridge deck protectants to inhibit the progression of deicing salts into concrete bridge decks. Evaluations of sealers, laminates, and bituminous membranes will be performed as part of this research effort. Visual surveys and chloride ion samples of the concrete bridge decks will be used as a performance evaluation of the protectants. Surveys and samples are scheduled at the initial time of construction or application, and continuing for a period of five years thereafter. The objective of the research is to develop an approved list of protectant materials, an application procedure, and an application timeframe for bridges.


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    • Status: Completed
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
      Springfield, IL  United States  62764
    • Performing Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      Bureau of Materials and Physical Research
      126 East Ash Street
      Springfield, IL  United States  62704-4766
    • Principal Investigators:

      Morse, Kelly

    • Start Date: 20020300
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20081200
    • Source Data: RiP Project 12090

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01460534
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: IHR-R07
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:27PM