Evaluation of Epoxy Coated Reinforcing Steel

Report No: 77-R56

Published in 1977

About the report:

Epoxy coated deck reinforcement was evaluated during the construction of two bridges on Rte. I-77 in Carroll County. The contractor was favorably impressed with the coated steel, which sustained no damage during shipping or deck construction. Among the data collected were resistivity and potential readings, initial chloride contents of the deck concrete, and unit costs. It appears that the epoxy coatings had many small bare spots and other flaws that were not effectively patched at the site. Further evaluations after the bridges are opened to traffic and subjected to applications of deicing salts are recommended.

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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Wallace T. McKeel, Jr., P.E.

Last updated: January 28, 2024

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