The construction engineering team overseeing improvements to Kansas City International Airport’s exterior concrete surfaces needed a high-performance epoxy patching mortar for partial depth repairs that would be able to withstand ground traffic from airplanes and occasional extreme weather conditions. The team selected Dayton Superior Pro-Poxy 2500 because it was also imperative that the product be fast-acting to minimize the project’s impact on the airport’s three runways that can accommodate nearly 140 aircraft per hour.
Of all U.S. airports, Kansas City International Airport consistently ranks among the lowest in delays. To continue the efficiency and convenience provided to their air carriers, Kansas City International Airport needed to make surface improvements to their runways, taxiways and terminal aprons. Kansas City International Airport hired Burns & McDonnell to provide construction engineering support for the project. This project’s unique challenge was to find a high-strength, non-shrink epoxy patching mortar for longer lasting patches with excellent workability. With this in mind, finding a product that would allow for quick application and rapid high strength capabilities to minimize interruptions to airport operations was crucial.
Burns & McDonnell selected the Unitex Pro-Poxy 2500 for concrete surface repairs. The three-component epoxy patching mortar system combines a high quality epoxy resin and curing agent with an engineered blend of graded aggregates. Pro-Poxy 2500 is formulated specifically to provide superior patching while demonstrating physical characteristics similar to the concrete substrate. Importantly, Pro-Poxy 2500 complies with FAA Specification Item P-501.19.
“The efficiency of mixing and placing the material allowed for rapid repair work that was essential to phasing,” explained Jason C. Fuehne, PE, a civil engineer with Burns & McDonnell. “The effectiveness of the material has also exceeded our expectations. To date, with over 3,400 square yards of material placed in the past two years, we have not had one patch fail.”

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