Crack and Concrete Deck Sealant Performance

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 11:00am

About the Event

This seminar addressed findings from a research project to define the current state-of-the-art regarding the use of bridge deck sealants and crack sealers to extend the life of reinforced concrete bridge decks.

Based on information collected from a literature review and survey, researchers determined the best sealant materials and application practices recommended for use in Minnesota and throughout the Midwest. Their report includes a summary of the survey conducted by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) to determine the current selection criteria, materials, application practices, and findings from different states in United States and an assessment of selection criteria, materials, application practices, and performance.

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Arturo Schultz is a professor of civil engineering at the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on the design, analysis, and behavior of concrete, masonry, and steel-concrete composite structures.