3.3 Baseline Condition Assessment
Federal Lands Highway Program
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Condition Evaluation of Existing Decks...

As a reinforced concrete bridge deck deteriorates with time and exposure, a proper diagnosis and preventive maintenance schedule, whereby smaller and less expensive repairs are made at properly timed intervals throughout the life of the structure, significantly extends its life and reduces the costs associated with its ownership. (See earlier discussions on baseline condition assessments and QA verification of construction related to this topic).

Presence, Pattern and Density (PPD) of Rebar

Rebar Condition/Corrosion

Concrete Condition/Integrity

Incipient Spalling

Vehicle Mounted Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Systems