Accession Number : ADA620027
Title : Demonstration and Validation of a High-Performance Floor-Sealant System to Reduce Concrete Degradation
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB
Personal Author(s) : Wilson, Clint A ; Drozdz, Susan A
Report Date : May 2015
Pagination or Media Count : 66
Abstract : Military installations and bases maintain virtually countless facilities with concrete floors, such as warehouses, vehicle garages, and aircraft maintenance facilities. Because concrete is a porous material, it can prematurely deteriorate due to the intrusion of moisture, lubricants, and other contaminants in combination with mechanical stresses imposed by heavy equipment traffic. This project demonstrated and validated the performance characteristics of a high-performance sealant system designed to toughen concrete floor surfaces in order to reduce material degradation due to heavy use. This report describes a study undertaken to assess the capabilities and advantages of a high performance floor-sealant system to protect and improve the service life of concrete floors. The project demonstrated that military installations can reduce maintenance costs for concrete floors by providing a durable, penetrating surface sealant that toughens the concrete to resist material degradation.
Descriptors : *CONCRETE , *FLOORS , *SEALING COMPOUNDS , COSTS , DEGRADATION , DEMONSTRATIONS , LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE) , MAINTENANCE , MILITARY FACILITIES , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , VALIDATION
Subject Categories : Adhesives, Seals and Binders
Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies
Structural Engineering and Building Technology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE