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This specification covers two types of cold applied, single component, chemically curing silicone sealants that are based on polymers of polysiloxane structures, and are intended for use in sealing joints and cracks in Portland cement concrete highway and airfield pavements. This specification does not address the properties required of sealants for use in areas of Portland cement concrete pavements subject to jet fuel or other fuel spillage, such as vehicle or aircraft refueling and maintenance areas, or a combination thereof. Type NS (non-sag) sealant resists sagging after application in horizontal joints and requires tooling or forming into the joint to achieve the desired application configuration. Type SL (self-leveling) sealant, on the other hand, has sufficient flow characteristics to form a smooth and level surface in horizontal joints without tooling or forming after application. Specimens shall be sufficiently sampled for testing, and shall conform accordingly to the following requirements: cure evaluation; rheological properties; extrusion rate; tack-free time; effects of heat aging; non-immersed, water-immersed, and oven-aged bond characteristics; hardness; flow characteristics; rubber properties in tension such as ultimate elongation and tensile stress; and effects of accelerated weathering.
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1.1 This specification covers cold applied, single component, chemically curing silicone sealants that are based on polymers of polysiloxane structures and are intended for use in sealing joints and cracks in portland cement concrete highway and airfield pavements. The specification includes both non-sag and self-leveling types of sealants.
1.1.1 This specification does not purport to cover the properties required of sealants for use in areas of portland cement concrete pavements subject to jet fuel or other fuel spillage, such as vehicle or aircraft refueling and maintenance areas, or a combination thereof.
1.2 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 non-conformance with the standard.
1.3 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 9, of this specification: 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. Specific precautionary statements are given in Appendix X1.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C639 Test Method for Rheological (Flow) Properties of Elastomeric Sealants
C661 Test Method for Indentation Hardness of Elastomeric-Type Sealants by Means of a Durometer
C679 Test Method for Tack-Free Time of Elastomeric Sealants
C792 Test Method for Effects of Heat Aging on Weight Loss, Cracking, and Chalking of Elastomeric Sealants
C793 Test Method for Effects of Laboratory Accelerated Weathering on Elastomeric Joint Sealants
C1183 Test Method for Extrusion Rate of Elastomeric Sealants
D412 Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers--Tension
D1985 Practice for Preparing Concrete Blocks for Testing Sealants, for Joints and Cracks
D2202 Test Method for Slump of Sealants
D5249 Specification for Backer Material for Use with Cold- and Hot-Applied Joint Sealants in Portland-Cement Concrete and Asphalt Joints
D5329 Test Methods for Sealants and Fillers, Hot-Applied, for Joints and Cracks in Asphaltic and Portland Cement Concrete Pavements
D5535 Terminology Relating to Formed-in-Place Sealants for Joints and Cracks in Pavements
ICS Number Code 93.080.20 (Road construction materials)
UNSPSC Code 30111500(Concrete and mortars); 31133710(Silicone sealant)
ASTM D5893 / D5893M-10, Standard Specification for Cold Applied, Single Component, Chemically Curing Silicone Joint Sealant for Portland Cement Concrete Pavements, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.orgBack to Top