Project: Bridges and overpasses, the City of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Designer: City of Montreal
Clent: City of Montreal
Contractor: Construction Kiewit and other contractors from Montreal area, Quebec, Canada
Gemite product: Cem-Kote Flex Plus Light Grey
Objective: Protection and waterproofing of a bridge and overpass structures. The bridge and overpass structures exhibited severe spalling, cracking due to corrosion of the reinforcing steel in addition to surface deterioration due to freeze/thaw. The structures were repaired using Cem- Kote Flex Plus Light Grey coating. In number of projects the Reinforcing Mesh HD is used over areas exhibiting severe cracking to increase the crack bridging ability of the flexible polymer-cement coating, Cem-Kote Flex Plus. The coating is applied by spraying in thicknesses varying from 1.6 mm to 2 mm and brushed to provide the coating cotinuity and uniform thickness. The application of a thick coating eliminates in number of projects costly application of leveling, repair mortar layers.