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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-04-068
Date: January 2004

 

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Problem: Freeze-thaw cycles cause premature concrete deterioration

Premature deterioration of cement-based concrete structures puts a tremendous financial burden on many transportation agencies. Moreover, badly deteriorated concrete in pavements, bridges, and other highway structures adversely affects economic productivity by increasing the number of work zones while indirectly placing motorists at risk.