INSPECTION & ACCEPTANCE
ELASTOMERIC JOINT SEALS
Elastomeric joint seals, also known as neoprene or polychloroprene seals, are used to seal the expansion and contraction joints in bridge decks. The seals shall meet the requirements of Article 4136.
Acceptance of elastomeric joint seals shall be on the basis of manufacturer and product Brand Name approval. Approved manufacturers and products are listed in the Materials Approved Products Listing Enterprise. (MAPLE)
MANUFACTURER AND BRAND NAME APPROVAL
To obtain approval, the manufacturer shall submit the following to the Iowa Department of Transportation, Office of Construction and Materials, 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa 50010:
1. Product identification including brand name and product number
2. Technical literature for the product
3. A two-foot piece of the neoprene rubber
The Office of Construction and Materials may sample and test elastomeric seals to verify compliance with specifications.