FILLERS AND CUSHION COURSES FOR BRICK AND BLOCK PAVEMENTS

THE IDEAL FILLER SHOULD MAKE THE PAVEMENT WATERPROOF, BE ABLE TO WITHSTAND VIBRATION AND IMPACT WITHOUT BREAKING AWAY FROM THE BLOCKS OR BRICKS, CONTRIBUTE TO QUIETNESS, PERMIT EASY REMOVAL OF THE BRICKS AND YET ADHERE TENACIOUSLY TO THEM, NOT INTERFERE WITH EXPANSION AND CONTRACTION OF THE PAVING MATERIALS, BE EASY TO APPLY, CHEAP, AND LASTING, WITHSTAND TEMPERATURE CHANGES, NOT PRODUCE A SLIPPERY SURFACE AT ANY TIME, RESIST WEAR AND ABRASION, NOT BE TRACKED OR CARRIED OFF BY TRAFFIC, NOT SPATTER PASSING TRAFFIC, AND BE SET UP RAPIDLY SO THAT THE PAVEMENT MAY BE IMMEDIATELY OPENED UP TO TRAFFIC. HOWEVER, SUCH A FILLER IS YET TO BE FOUND. IN THE UNITED STATES THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN USED: SAND, TAR, ASPHALT, MIXTURES OF THESE, AND CEMENT GROUT. BLANCHARD SPEAKS ON THE DIFFICULTY OF USING BITUMINOUS CEMENT AS A FILLER. GAGE COMMENTS THAT A SAND ASPHALT MIXTURE IS VERY DIFFICULT TO KEEP UNIFORM IN COMPOSITION AND TO APPLY PROPERLY.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 10, pp 37-41, 5 FIG
  • Authors:
    • Crandel, J B
    • Blanchard, A H
    • Gage, R B
  • Discussers:
    • SCHLESINGER, G
  • Publication Date: 1931

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 11-12, 1930
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00218640
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1971 12:00AM