Materials Selection for Concrete Overlays: Final Report

Concrete overlays have been a rehabilitation method for many years. It has been extensively utilized and studied in other states, but Texas is still at an initial stage of fully implementing the method. The large volume of concrete highways in Texas makes bonded concrete overlays, unbonded concrete overlays, and whitetoppings very viable options. However, there is a lack of educational guidelines for pavement engineers for concrete overlay construction. This research presents the information gathered from literature review, condition survey, and evaluation of existing concrete overlays in Texas. Also, a laboratory research was performed for recommendations for materials selection and construction for concrete overlays. From these, guidelines for materials selection and construction method developed that will assist in future concrete overlays in Texas are presented.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Project Title: Materials Selection for Concrete Overlays. Report Date: October 2011; Published: July 2012.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Center for Transportation Research, 1616 Guadalupe Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-1255

    Texas Department of Transportation

    Research and Technology Implementation Office, P.O. Box 5080
    Austin, TX  United States  78763-5080

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kim, Dong H
    • Fowler, David W
    • Ferron, Raissa P
    • Trevino, Manuel M
    • Whitney, David P
  • Publication Date: 2012-7


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Technical Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 210p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01444570
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/TX-11/0-6590-2, Report 0-6590-2
  • Contract Numbers: 0-6590
  • Created Date: Aug 28 2012 4:04PM