This paper describes the nature and application of synthetic "carpets" or blankets to asphalt pavements as a skin, resulting in a high level of physical and chemical protection not only to new or recently compacted pavements, but also to old pavements where the base is still in good condition. These "carpets" are light, resistant to chemicals, and provide a medium to coarse wearing surface for road holding qualities. They are totally waterproof, and old pavement cracks will not reflect through the new surface. Application of the "carpet" produces a vacuum between the "carpet" and the pavement. The binding action is completed by traffic action which consolidates the bond with the existing pavement. The road can be opened to traffic immediately after application. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the IRF Inter American Regional Meeting, Buenos Aires, 5-9 May 1980. Papers can be obtained in original language only. For individual papers see also TRIS 316755-316799.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Road Federation

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    Washington, DC  United States  20024
  • Authors:
    • Loricchio, D
  • Publication Date: 1980


  • Spanish

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316756
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Road Federation
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 3 Volumes Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM