ASPHALT-STABILIZED BASE

THE HISTORY AND USE OF ASPHALT STABILIZED BASE ARE PRESENTED. EIGHT BASIC ADVANTAGES OF ASPHALT BASES IN HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION ARE' /1/ THEY DECREASE THE STRESSES ON THE SUBGRADE AND PERMIT REDUCTION OF TOTAL PAVEMENT THICKNESS, /2/ THEY MAKE MANY LOW-QUALITY AGGREGATES USABLE, /3/ THEY MINIMIZE CONSTRUCTION DELAYS BY PROTECTING THE SUBBASE AND/OR SUBGRADE FROM RAIN, AND BY PROVIDING A SOUND ROADBED FOR CONSTRUCTION HAUL TRAFFIC, /4/ THEY PROVIDE EASE AND UNIFORMITY OF COMPACTION WHICH PREVENTS WHEEL-TRACK RUTTING, /5/ THEY DO NOT REQUIRE RECOMPACTION AFTER RAINS AS DO MANY UNTREATED BASES, /6/ ASPHALT BASES ARE MOISTURE AND FROST RESISTANT, /7/ THEY ADD UNIFORMITY TO THE PAVEMENT THEREBY IMPROVING THE RIDING QUALITIES OF THE FINAL SURFACE, AND /8/ ASPHALT BASES ALLOW STAGE CONSTRUCTION, WHICH PROVIDES GREATER TRAFFIC UTILIZATION AND INSURES ADDED DURABILITY AND SMOOTHNESS BECAUSE NEW GRADES ARE GIVEN TIME TO SETTLE AND STABILIZE.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proc 1963, PP 118-128
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Albuquerque, NM  USA  87131-0001
  • Authors:
    • Grosvender, C G
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Accession Number: 00231115
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  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:23AM