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Chemical Sealers as Corrosion Inhibitors: Naselle River Bridge 101/24

Description: This Post Construction Report provides an overview of the selection of a chemical sealer and its use as a method of protecting the girders and piles of the Naselle River Bridge from the intrusion of chloride ions. The structure treated is located in a marine environment. Chem-Trete Silane sealer was used for this structure and applied as specified by the manufacturer. After 1 1/2 years exposure to a salt environment no deterioration of the concrete has been detected. Monitoring of the structure will continue under Washington State Department of Transportation's Bridge Inspection program

  • Date Published: March, 1987
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 105.1
  • Last Modified: January 26, 2008
  • Author: Carl A. Toney.
  • Originator: Washington (State). Dept. of Transportation.
  • # of Pages: 14 p., 432 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Chlorides, Concrete bridges, Corrosion resistant materials, Environment, Girders, Measures of effectiveness, Oceans, Permeability, Piles (Supports), Precast concrete, Seal coating, Sealing compounds.
  • Keywords: Sealer, seal coat waterproofing, concrete sealer, Naselle River Bridge 101/24.
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This abstract was last modified April 29, 2008