The Use of Penetrating Sealers on Concrete Bridge Decks

by Paul D. Carter, Alberta Dep of Transportation &, Utilities, Canada,



Abstract: Acceptance criteria for Penetrating sealers is shown. Penetrating sealers can be used as cost effective preventive maintenance for bridge deck concrete in northern climates. Factors affecting field performance of sealers is discussed. These include moisture conditions, curing age, and surface preparation techniques.

Subject Headings: Concrete bridges | Bridge decks | Sealing | Bridge tests | Penetration tests | Maintenance | Climates | North America | Alberta | Canada

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