This recommendation is focused on application of superabsorbent polymers (SAP) for the improvement of the resistance of cement-based materials to freeze–thaw attack with or without deicing salts. A simple approach to the determination of the amount and properties of SAP as well as methods to verify SAP effectiveness for frost resistance protection are presented.
- Deicing salt
- Frost resistance
- Superabsorbent polymers
Mechtcherine, V., Schroefl, C., Reichardt, M., Klemm, A., & Khayat, K. (2019). Recommendations of RILEM TC 260-RSC for using superabsorbent polymers (SAP) for improving freeze–thaw resistance of cement-based materials. Materials and Structures, 52(75). https://doi.org/10.1617/s11527-019-1375-4