Bridge Deck Waterproofing

The Merriam-Webster dictionary describes a bridge as “a structure carrying a pathway or roadway over a depression or obstacle”. It is a structure built to span a physical obstacle (such as a body of water, valley, road, or rail) without blocking the way underneath. 

Bridges are essential assets to society and the functioning of people’s lives; which are built to last and heavily relied upon.

What is a bridge deck?

As explained by The Engineering Community, a bridge deck is “the roadway, or the pedestrian walkway, surface of a bridge.” 

U.S Bridge states that “a bridge deck is the surface of the bridge that serves as a roadway for vehicles, bikes, or pedestrians.” 

The deck can be constructed out of concrete, steel or wood, where the deck is typically covered with asphalt concrete or pavement. 

Therefore, bridge deck waterproofing is a vital solution to the maintenance of both new and old assets, as when it comes to bridges; durability, strength, and safety are of the utmost importance.  

Bridge deck waterproofing repair is beneficial in many ways, as it: 

  • Reduces maintenance requirements;
  • Increases service life;
  • Extends durability of both the concrete and reinforcing steel;
  • Prevents the ingress of water, solvents, and chlorides;
  • Accommodates structural movements;
  • Withstands stress and movements in the substrate;
  • Provides a resistant barrier from chemicals and abrasion;
  • Can easily be repaired; excellent inter-layer adhesion due to chemical bonding; and
  • High impact and puncture resistance.

Sika Waterproofing states that to increase the durability of any bridge, “all concrete movement and construction joints, plus the bridge decks have to be waterproofed to prevent serious damage to the concrete or the embedded steel reinforcement.” 

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The process of Bridge Deck Waterproofing involves the use of multi-layer, fast-setting systems which are applied to suitably prepared concrete.  

To locate Bridge Deck Waterproofing Contractors, check out Raw Worx – A team that has worked on some of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects, and has earned a reputation for providing professional repair solutions, whilst remaining cost-effective, trustworthy and exceeding the client’s expectations. 

With Raw Worx, some key features of a Bridge Deck Waterproofing System are: 

  • Sprayed or manually applied options;
  • Rapid curing system for fast installation;
  • Short turnaround for rehabilitation works;
  • Installations in a wide range of environmental conditions;
  • 100-year design life; and
  • Australian project references.

At Raw Worx, we understand the importance of all aspects of a Bridge Deck Waterproofing system, including:  

  • Shear and tensile bond requirements;
  • Clear, detailed and precise methodologies;
  • State-specific specifications and requirements;
  • Substrate conditions, challenges and variables;
  • New bridgework and bridge deck rehabilitation;
  • Waterproofing testing procedures and recording of results; and
  • Selection and application of suitable asphalt courses and bonding/ tack coats which are critical to achieving the designed outcome.

Raw Worx Bridge Waterproofing Experts  

Our highly efficient and professional team of Bridge Deck Waterproofing contractors at Raw Worx can install PU, MMA & PUMA systems. 

Raw Worx is a current corporate member of the Australasian Concrete Repair Association (ACRA), and so, are committed to completing our jobs the right way and providing the best services possible to our clients to meet high industry standards. 

So, if you’re searching for a Bridge Deck Waterproofing Contractor, the Raw Worx crew are the best fit for your project. 

We are committed to providing exceptional work at affordable prices, and place the highest importance on safety, durability and quality in all of the work we do.  

Our specialties also include; Concrete Repair, Leak Repair, Structural Repairs, Bridge Remediation, Marine Works, Underground Repairs, Project Management, Asset Management, Programmed Maintenance and Bridge Expansion Joints.

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