Full Depth Repair

Full depth repair (FDR) is a well-established technique applied to existing jointed plain and jointed reinforced concrete pavements (JPCP and JRCP) that includes both partial slab replacement and full slab replacement to address any variety of serious distress. FDR provides for the long-term repair of structurally and/or functionally deteriorated joints, working cracks, shattered slabs, and multiple slab distress. When combined with other needed concrete pavement restoration (CPR) techniques, FDR can significantly increase pavement service life before structural overlay or reconstruction is required. FDR can also increase the life of a pavement to be overlaid by providing high joint load transfer efficiency (LTE) to restore stability and control reflection cracking severity. This case study report focuses on full depth repair in California for JPCP and in Missouri for JRCP, but also includes information from Georgia, Minnesota, Utah, and Washington. This document is a brief technical summary of the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) case study Full Depth Repair Case Study for California, Missouri and Other Leading States which is included in a larger report, Concrete Repair Best Practices: A Series of Case Studies, Publication no. cmr 17-013, November 2017.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Applied Research Associates, Incorporated

    100 Trade Center Drive, Suite 200
    Champaign, IL  United States  61820

    Missouri Department of Transportation

    Construction and Materials Division
    P.O. Box 270
    Jefferson City, MO  United States  65102

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Darter, Michael
  • Publication Date: 2017-11


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 6p
  • Serial:
    • Tech Brief
    • Publisher: Missouri Department of Transportation

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01653261
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: cmr 17-013-TB4
  • Created Date: Nov 28 2017 10:18AM