Geosynthetic-reinforced double chip seal tames troubled streets

This article takes a look at how the City of Williams in California tackled the problem of the poor condition of their streets due to lack of funding for maintenance, with pavement that was decades-old and situated over clay, having water only 24-26 in. below the surface, resulting in heavily cracked and deteriorated asphalt. As the process of finding a solution progressed, it became obvious that they needed to leave whatever was there along and build on top with a flexible surface that would take movement under traffic loading without cracking. The double-chip seal process, called a Geosynthetic Reinforced Chip Seal (GRCS), is a surface treatment which uses the standard pavement fabric under a double chip seal and wears well under traffic. Details of the process are presented here.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 15-19
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  • Accession Number: 01494610
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 25 2013 1:10PM