Evaluation of Various Pavement Fabric and Mat Applications to Retard Reflective Cracking

The objective of this project was the experimental assessment of various asphalt pavement reinforcement systems in an effort to determine effectiveness of these treatments for potential use in future road construction projects for the reduction of reflective cracking in Montana. The paving mats selected for the test sections were as follows: TruPave Engineered Paving Mat – Full Lane Application; PavePrep Geo-Composite Membrane – Spot Treatment of Transverse Cracks; GlasPave 25 Waterproofing Paving Mat - Full Lane Application; and GlasGrid 8512 Pavement Reinforcement System - Spot Treatment of Transverse Cracks. Test sections were mapped for transverse cracking prior to construction and during 2009 and 2012. The majority of the cracking appeared between the fall of 2010 and summer of 2012. Overall transverse cracking was rated as low severity. During the 2012 site visit it was found that all cracks had been sealed. No additional cracking was noticed on the control and test sections during the 2013 site visit. All sections (control and tests) appeared to progressively transverse crack since the 2008 installation, leading to a conclusion that none of the treatments delayed cracking as compared to the control section.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 18p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01482570
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA Project Number: MT 00-18, STPS 279-1(15)22: Control No. 6234000
  • Created Date: May 28 2013 3:47PM