Polymer-Concrete Passes Toughest Test

by Austin H. Emery, (M.ASCE), Reg. Dir.; N.Y. State Dept. of Transportation, Happange, N.Y.,
Meyer Steinberg, Assoc. Head; Radiation Div., Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, N.Y.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1976, Vol. 46, Issue 6, Pg. 77-77

Document Type: Feature article


Almost three years after a pour of polymer-concrete (PC), a full patch of a hole in New York City's Major Deegan Expressway shows no cracks and is adhering well to the original concrete. Moreover, the PC reached full strength in the first set and cars were moving over the patch two hours after the pour. Compared to portland cement concrete, PC, in which the only concrete is plastic, is costly. But in repairing a major highway where traffic is heavy, the cost of materials is a minor part of the total cost. The PC patch is believed more durable than conventional concrete.

Subject Headings: Polymer | Material tests | Highways and roads | Cracking | Automobiles | Portland cement | Plastics | Traffic management | New York | United States

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