Belzona Reduces Downtime for Concrete Bridge Expansion Joint Repairs
Industry: Transport (TRAN)
Application: FPA-Floor Problem Areas (FPA)
Substrate: Concrete, Steel
Customer Location: Department of Transportation - Texas USA
Application Date: May 2005
Belzona® 4111 (Magma-Quartz)
Belzona® 4521 (Magma-Flex Fluid)
Problem: Loose, dangerous expansion joint. Client needed a way to restore the joint edges and seal the joint while minimizing traffic disruption.
- Steel armor being cut off.
- Concete edges blasted. Old rubber seal will be used as backer rod for Belzona® 4521.
- Belzona® 4111 being troweled and packed.
- Completed repair.
Steel armored expansion joint on a busy interstate/highway bridge.
Application was carried out in accordance with modified versions of Belzona Know-How System Leaflets FPA-5 and FPA-6.
The Belzona® 4111/Belzona® 4521 combination allows this type of repair to be made much faster and at a lower cost than conventional concrete repair procedure. Traffic disruption time is reduced. Past repairs using concrete involved removing old joint, jack hammer out old concrete, repour and then come back at a latter date to seal the joint. The Belzona system eliminates the return trip.