THE RESURFACING OF CONCRETE BASES AND PAVEMENTS WITH BRICK

SOME OF THE PROBLEMS PECULIAR TO RESURFACING WORK ARE THE METHOD FOR JOINING ON THE NEW CONCRETE USUALLY REQUIRED FOR WIDENING; METHODS FOR CORRECTING IRREGULARITIES IN THE EXISTING SURFACE; REPLACEMENT OF WORN OUT AREAS; AND CHANGES IN GRADE AND ALIGNMENT. ATTENTION IS CALLED TO THE NEED FOR ASCERTAINING WHETHER OR NOT THE OLD PAVEMENT WILL SERVE ADEQUATELY AS A BASE FOR THE NEW SURFACE. OWING TO THE COMBINED ACTION OF WEATHER AND TRAFFIC OVER A PERIOD OF YEARS IT HAS OFTEN REACHED A DEGREE OF STABILIZATION THAT RENDERS IT MORE RELIABLE THAN WOULD BE A NEW BASE COURSE ON A NEW SUBGRADE. RESURFACING OLD BASES WITH BRICK HAS BEEN MORE COMMON. HERE AN IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION IS THE POSSIBILITY, IN THE CASE OF AN OLD BRICK PAVEMENT, OF USING THE OLD BRICK BY RELAYING THEM ON THE SIDE INSTEAD OF ON THE EDGE. WHEN IS IT ADVISABLE TO RESURFACE IS DISCUSSED. IN ADDITION TO ITS ECONOMIC JUSTIFICATION THE RESURFACING OF OLD PAVEMENTS OF ANY TYPE HAS AN APPEAL TO THE PUBLIC, DUE TO THE CONTINUED USE OF THE EXISTING INVESTMENT. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 12, Pt 1, PP 193-206, 1 FIG, 10 REF
  • Authors:
    • Schlesinger, G F
  • Publication Date: 1933

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 1-2, 1932. Part I: Reports of Research Committees and Papers
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00218644
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1971 12:00AM