A study of the use of incinerator residue as an aggregate in bituminous base (termed littercrete) is reported. Test sections consisting of the experimental hot-mixed littercrete base and a conventional hot-mixed asphaltic concrete base (termed blackbase control) and topped with a conventional surface were placed on a city street in Houston, Texas. The results of observations and core tests during the first three years of in-service performance are presented. Results of the laboratory and field evaluations show that the littercrete section is performing extremely well, almost identically with the conventional blackbase control section. The only distress that has occurred in both sections is minor cracking, which is limited to the conventional wearing surface and has not progressed into the bases.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 32-37
  • Monograph Title: Copper Mill Tailings, Incinerator Residue, Low-Quality Aggregate Characteristics, and Energy Savings in Construction
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316672
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM