Evaluation of Several Types of Curing and Protective Materials for Concrete: Final Report on Part II: Installation Report and Initial Condition Survey of Bridge Decks

Report No: 70-R16

Published in 1970

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Thirty-nine test panels were installed on three interstate bridges to evaluate several combinations of curing and protective treatments for concrete. Panels were cured with white pigmented liquid membrane and white polyethylene, both with and without subsequent treatments using linseed oil. One panel received a chlorinated rubber sealer marketed as a combined curing and protective material. On some panels a monomolecular film was used to reduce evaporation prior to regular curing. Detailed observations of construction operations and atmospheric conditions were recorded, and important properties of the freshly mixed and hardened concrete determined. Periodic condition surveys are planned.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.

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Howard Newlon

Last updated: February 12, 2024

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