Bridge Decking Waterproof

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 also, essential assets to society and the functioning of people’s lives; and 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.” 

The deck may be constructed of concrete, steel or wood, and sometimes the deck is covered with asphalt concrete or pavement. 

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

Therefore, bridge deck waterproofing is a vital solution to the maintenance of both new and old bridges, 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 reinforcements
  • Prevents the ingress of water, solvents, and chlorides.
  • Accommodates structural movements
  • Withstands stress and movements in the substrate.
  • Makes for excellent adhesion to many types of substrates
  • Is a good chemical and abrasion-resistant
  • Can easily be repaired; excellent inter-layer adhesion due to chemical bonding.
  • Is very 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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Raw Worx Bridge Waterproofing Experts  

The process of Bridge Waterproofing Brisbane involves the use of multi-layer, fast-setting systems, which are applied to properly 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 installations
  • Short turnaround for rehabilitation works
  • Installations in a wide range of environmental conditions
  • 100-year design life
  • Installations only by approved applicators
  • Australian project references

And, at Raw Worx, we understand the importance of all aspects of a bridge 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
  • Selection and application of suitable asphalt courses and bonding/ tack coats are critical to achieving the designed outcome

Our highly efficient and professional team of the best bridge deck waterproofing contractors at Raw Worx can install PU, MMA & PUMA systems. 

Raw Worx is also current Corporate Members 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 are searching for a Bridge Waterproofing Contractor, the Raw Worx team are the team 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.