This report represents a compilation of recent experience in the United States with the construction and design of econocrete pavements (lean concrete that may be made with low-cost, locally available aggregates that do not meet conventional specifications). Interest in the use of econocrete has developed in the last few years due to the high cost and dwindling supplies of high-quality aggregates in some areas of the country. Described are the different uses of econocrete as subbases under concrete pavements, base courses under asphalt surfaces, composite concrete pavements, and shoulders. The report also discusses aggregate requirements and mix design for econocrete laboratory investigations, and field research and gives current practices and recommendations for construction. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 6-13
  • Monograph Title: Performance of pavements designed with low-cost materials
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319132
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309029996
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM