Comparative Evaluation of Concrete Bridge Deck Sealers

Project Details
STATE

AL

SOURCE

UTCA

START DATE

01/14/14

END DATE

08/01/15

RESEARCHERS

Eric R Giannini, Jay K Lindly, J Riley Dunn

SPONSORS

ALDOT

KEYWORDS

Alternatives analysis, Bridge decks, Concrete bridges, Epoxides, Evaluation and assessment, Sealing Compounds

Project description

This project consists of a comparative evaluation of the effectiveness of 3 bridge deck sealers to resist the intrusion of moisture & waterborne chemicals into concrete bridge decks. The Maintenance Bureau of ALDOT currently relies on a penetrating epoxy sealer (SpecSeal) that is manufactured solely for ALDOT. It is critical to identify a potential replacement product of equal or greater effectiveness, should production of the currently-used sealer.
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