Print Email Facebook Twitter Hydrophobic treatment of concrete Title Hydrophobic treatment of concrete Author de Vries, J. Polder, R.B. TNO Bouw Publication year 1997 Abstract As part of the maintenance policy of the dutch Ministry of Transport, Civil Engineering Division, hydrophobic treatment of concrete was considered as an additional protective measure against penetration of aggressive substances, for instance deicing salts in bridge decks. A set of tests was designed to determine the performance of commercial silicone-based products, using typical 'bridge' concrete (made with OPC or blast furnace slag cement). Nine products were tested; three complied to all requirements. Treated and non-treated concrete specimens were exposed to weekly salt ponding/drying cycles for 12 months. The amount of chloride that had penetrated the hydrophobic concrete was about 20% of that in the controls. © 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd. Subject ConcreteHydrophobic treatmentProtectionAdhesionBridge decksConcrete bridgesCorrosion protectionMaintenanceMechanical permeabilityProtective coatingsSaltsSilicone coatingsDeicing saltsHydrophobic concrete treatmentReinforced concrete To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:3274e82f-9b6f-4318-9635-4ed0ef146c4b TNO identifier 280509 ISSN 0950-0618 Source Construction and Building Materials, 11 (4), 259-265 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.