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Built on proven methods of deck form construction and materials, our systems improve durability and enable inspection of the bridge deck during construction and over the life of the bridge deck.
ClearCast Forms improve on the weaknesses of current stay-in-place forms.
- Flat surface eliminates corrugations where moisture can pond.
- Corrosion resistant acrylic plastic eliminates the corrosion on the concrete side of the form surface.
- Galvanized connections are heavier than what has been used in the past to prevent appreciable section loss over time.
Element level inspection of the deck is required by bridge owners according to the FAST ACT, per NBIS and AASHTO Specifications, to evaluate defects like cracking, spalling, delamination, and efflorescence.
The severity and density of the defects found after the inspection are used to categorize the condition state of the deck. Depending on the condition, a structural review may be needed to determine the strength or serviceability of the deck.
Feasible actions to take based on the condition assessment and structural review include protecting, repairing, or replacing the deck.