771.15 Concrete Bridge Deck Sealer Selection Matrix

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The following matrix should be used in the selection of bridge deck preventive maintenance treatments:

Recommended Concrete Bridge Deck Sealer Selection Matrix
New Decks and Decks with minimal crackingEPG 771.16 Penetrating Concrete Sealer - Silane
Decks with hairline cracks < 1/128” (0.008 in.) wideEPG 771.17 Concrete Crack Filler -Low Viscosity Polymer (LVP)
Decks with cracks >1/128” (0.008 in.) wide EPG 771.18 In-Deck Bridge Deck Crack Filler
Decks with cracks >1/64” (0.016 in.) wideEPG 771.19 Chip Seal to Entire Deck


Crack Measurement Equivalents:

1/16" = 1.60 mm (0.0625 in) (60 mils)
1/32" = 0.80 mm (0.0312 in) (30 mils)
1/64" = 0.40 mm (0.0156 in) (15 mils)
1/128" = 0.20 mm (0.0078 in) (7.5 mils)
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