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Concrete Paving Quality Control Procedures: Permeable Voids (Boil Test) Mobile App

Permeability of the concrete in a portland cement concrete pavement is a major factor for long-term durability. Pavements with low permeability resist penetration of moisture into the concrete matrix, leading to improved freeze-thaw resistance and improved resistance to damage from ASR. Compared to other test methods for permeability, the boil test is simple to perform and does not require any specialized equipment. Although limited, studies by the Kansas Department of Transportation show a strong correlation between boil test results and the rapid chloride penetration test method (ASTM C 1202).The Concrete Paving Quality Control Procedures: Permeable Voids (Boil Test) mobile app covers: Purpose, Principle, Test Procedure, Test Method, Output and Construction Issues. You can customize who GoCanvas emails come from.

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    Permeability of the concrete in a portland cement concrete pavement is a major factor for long-te...

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    Permeability is defined as the ease with which fluids can penetrate concrete (12).

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    hardened concrete’s density in different states (oven dry, saturated, saturated-boiled).

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    Scale accurate to 0.

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    Container for immersing the samples.

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    Wire for suspending the sample in water.

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    Hot plate.

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    Test Method – Refer to ASTM C 642 for Comprehensive Guidance

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    Section cores or cylinders in accordance with the specimen volume required by C 64

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    Determine the mass of the concrete samples.

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    Oven dry the samples and determine their mass.

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    Saturate the samples and determine their mass.

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    Boil the samples for 5 hours.

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    Remove the samples from the boiling container and cool the samples for at least 14 hours.

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    Dry the surface of the samples and determine their mass after immersion and boiling.

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    Suspend the sample in water by a wire and determine the apparent mass of the sample in water afte...

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    Calculate the volume of permeable pore space.

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    For portland cement concrete pavements, a volume of permeable pores less than or equal to 12% is ...

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    Permeability of a pavement, or its resistance to the infiltration of harmful fluids, can be adver...

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    The following mixture design issues can influence permeability:

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    Lower water-cementitious materials ratio will lead to a reduction in permeable voids.

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    Use of fly ash; ground, granulated blast-furnace slag; and silica fume will generally reduce perm...

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    The following paving process inputs influence permeability:

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    Improved consolidation will reduce permeable pores.

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    Premature final finishing when excessive bleed water is present will increase surface permeability.

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    Proper curing will reduce permeable pores.

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