Polymer Impregnated Bridge Slabs: Interim Report, Condition of Slabs After Three Years of Service Life

Report No: 83-R23

Published in 1983

About the report:

The condition of six concrete bridge slabs that had been in service for three years was evaluated. The top 2 in. of the four slabs that had been impregnated to a depth of about 1 in. with a methyl methacrylate and trimethylolpropane trimethacrylate monomer, and that were subsequently polymerized, was found to exhibit an average permeability to chloride ion which was 18% of that exhibited by the top 2 in. of the two control slabs that had not been impregnated. Electrical half-cell and resistance measurements were the same for the impregnated and control slabs.

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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Michael M. Sprinkel, P.E.

Last updated: January 18, 2024

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