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Polyester Polymer Concrete Overlay

Description: Polyester polymer concrete (PPC) was used in a trial application on a section of pavement that suffers from extensive studded tire wear. The purpose of the trial section is to determine if PPC is a possible repair strategy for this type of pavement damage.

The PPC was applied in three methods; (1) as a 1 inch thick inlay of the entire lane that was diamond ground to remove all rutting from studded tire wear, (2) as an inlay of just the wheel paths that were diamond ground, and (3) as a feathered overlay of the existing pavement which had no diamond grinding to remove rutting.

The test sections will be monitored for a minimum of five years to determine the performance of the PPC with particular emphasis on its ability to resist studded tire wear.

  • Date Published: January, 2013
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 797.1
  • Last Modified: February 7, 2013
  • Authors: Keith W. Anderson, Jeff S. Uhlmeyer, Mark Russell, Chad Simonson, Kevin Littleton, Dan McKernan, Jim Weston.
  • Originator: Washington (State). Dept. of Transportation. Materials Laboratory
  • # of Pages: 73 p., 3.23 MB (PDF)
  • Subject: Concrete pavements, Repairing, Concrete overlays, Testing, Polymer concrete, Durability, Concrete tests, Ruts (Pavements), Diamond grinding.
  • Keywords: Polyester polymer concrete, PPC, rut filling, studded tire wear mitigation, concrete pavement wear.
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This abstract was last modified March 9, 2013