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Significance and Use
This test method for measuring the electrical resistivity of water-barrier membrane-pavement systems may be interpreted to indicate the effectiveness of such systems.
This test method is predicated on the fact that an electrical connection between the surface of the pavement and the reinforcing steel in the concrete pavement cannot be made through an impermeable water-barrier membrane.
This test method may be used for acceptance when the accepting agency specifies the minimum resistance value desired.
1.1 This test method covers the measurement of the electrical resistivity of water-barrier membrane-pavement systems when applied to concrete bridge decks.
1.2 Measurements shall be performed on the bituminous pavement surface covering the water-barrier membrane.
1.3 This test method utilizes a measure of electrical resistance between the saturated top surface of the water-barrier membrane and the reinforcing steel embedded in the concrete bridge deck.
1.4 The values measured represent the electrical resistance obtained with the equipment and procedures stated herein and do not necessarily agree or correlate with those using other equipment or procedures.
1.5 Units—The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the standard.
1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C670 Practice for Preparing Precision and Bias Statements for Test Methods for Construction Materials
D3743 Terminology Relating to Bridge Deck and Substructure Protection
D4071 Practice for Use of Portland Cement Concrete Bridge Deck Water Barrier Membrane Systems
E105 Practice for Probability Sampling of Materials
ICS Number Code 93.080.20 (Road construction materials)
UNSPSC Code 30111500(Concrete and mortars); 30120000(Roads and landscape)
ASTM D3633 / D3633M-12, Standard Test Method for Electrical Resistivity of Membrane-Pavement Systems, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top