Waterproofing Options for Bridge Decks

The increased use of deicing chemicals requires that some bridge decks be waterproofed to maintain their good condition. A variety of options are available, each of which has varying degrees of effectiveness, cost, and longevity. There are a range of waterproofing options including waterproofing membranes, polymer asphalts and laminates. Some of those can be maintained over the life of a bridge with periodic renewal of the wearing surface. Others can be replaced easily. Some membranes can be applied by state crews while others must be applied by external contractors. These options need to be investigated to create a toolkit of options for treating bridge decks. The objectives of this research are to: 1) Identify waterproofing options (types and specific products) that can be adopted for use in new construction and maintenance; 2) Determine laboratory performance testing for prequalifying waterproofing materials for experimental and routine use to identify candidate waterproofing systems; and 3) Support efforts to adopt candidate systems on an experimental basis (special note preparation).

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    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $145000
    • Contract Numbers:

      SPR 17‐531

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      200 Mero Street
      Frankfort, KY  United States  40622
    • Managing 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:

      Hopwood, Ted

    • Start Date: 20160701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Transportation, Planning, Research, and Development

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01675173
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
    • Contract Numbers: SPR 17‐531
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jul 19 2018 1:00PM