Comparison of treatments to control reflective cracking

Cracks reflecting through asphaltic concrete surfacings and surface dressings is an international problem that has been around for decades. While these cracks do not generally reduce the structural capacity of the pavement, the ingress of moisture and the effects of the natural environment and traffic can lead to the premature distress and failure of the pavement. This paper examines the reflection cracking problem and the options available for reflective crack control. A major full-scale field trial of measures to control reflective cracking was undertaken in 1987 at Beerburrum in South-east Queensland. The second part of this paper describes the background to the ongoing trial, details the existing cement treated pavement configuration, provides the scope and general details of the 19 test sections, and presents the findings to date on the performance of the treatments after 36 months in service (A).


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 103-14
  • Monograph Title: The performance of pavement rehabilitations under accelerated loading - the Callington ALF trial
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: ARR 211

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01432377
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 869105086
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 4:59PM