Polymerization of Concrete Fights Cavitation

by Myles A. Murray, (A.M.ASCE), Pres.; Restruction Corp., Denver, Col.,
Vern Schultheis, Pres. and Treasurer; Premier Waterproofing Co., Denver, Col.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1977, Vol. 47, Issue 4, Pg. 67-70

Document Type: Feature article


The techniques and materials used for the repair of concrete are many and varied. The repair at Dworshak Dam utilized epoxy resins, dry pack mortar, fibrous concrete and a new technique, polymerization, for significantly increasing the strength of concrete at the surface. This paper identifies the procedure utilized for the polymerization of vertical concrete surfaces in the outlet structure and horizontal concrete surfaces in the stilling basin.

Subject Headings: Concrete dams | Polymer | Concrete | Cavitation | Rehabilitation | Epoxy | Mortars | Strength of materials

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