Freeze-thaw resistance testing
6/10/1983 ISLAND TESTING EGP. ASSOCIATION INC.
Durability of concrete and Penetration of de-icing into concrete were evaluated by freeze-thaw testing of treated and untreated concrete panels.
Result: For the conditions of this test, the surface treatment reduced the chloride concentration at the 1’’ depth by 50% at the 3’’ depth by 67% and at the 5’’ depth by 75% of that in the untreated panels. Visual examination of the panels after completion of the cycles showed a markedly increase in surface erosion of the untreated panels over the treated panels.