REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MAINTENANCE. III-COVERING FOR POORLY CONSTRUCTED AND DISINTEGRATING CONCRETE ROADS

IN GENERAL THE DEMAND FOR A NEW SURFACE IS NOT BECAUSE THE SUSTAINING POWER OF THE OLD SLAB IS INSUFFICIENT, BUT BECAUSE THE OLD SURFACE IS SO ROUGH AS TO MAKE IT UNCOMFORTABLE TO RIDE OVER. ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT PROBLEMS TO SOLVE IN A RESURFACING JOB IS TO FILL LOW PLACES SO AS TO PRODUCE A UNIFORM CROSS-SECTION TRUE TO PROFILE BEFORE THE NEW SURFACE IS PUT ON. BITUMINOUS TYPES MAY BE USED WITH SUCCESS IF THE BASE IS PROPERLY EVENED UP BEFORE THE TOP IS APPLIED. OHIO HAS RESURFACED WITH 4" AND 5" CONCRETE SLABS WITH SATISFACTION. INDIANA IS JUST STARTING AN INTERESTING EXPERIMENT NEAR INDIANAPOLIS, WHERE SEVEN DIFFERENT TYPES OF SURFACES ARE BEING TRIED.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 6, pp 347-355, 1 FIG
  • Authors:
    • Donaghey, J T
  • Publication Date: 1927

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C., December 2-3, 1926
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00218609
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1971 12:00AM