Thin Lift Overlays: Project Selection, Design and Construction

This article familiarizes readers with thin lift overlays, which can be used in pavement applications from correcting surface deficiencies, to restoring skid resistance, to sealing the pavement from external moisture. The author describes the aesthetic characteristics of these overlaps, which can be used in a variety of settings, from low-volume city streets to high-volume interstate highways. Topics covered include pavement surface preparation considerations and thin lift construction considerations, including the type of paving equipment necessary for placing overlays. Readers are referred to a free 90-minute webinar on thin lift overlays, available at


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 7-13
  • Serial:
    • Asphalt
    • Volume: 33
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Asphalt Institute
    • ISSN: 0004-4954

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01691150
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 20 2019 5:48PM