This publications's purpose is to identify some causes of stripping and suggest ways to minimize its occurrence. Although stripping may occur in all kinds of asphalt pavements, some of the principles discussed apply only to hot asphalt mixtures. Simply stated, stripping is the breaking of the adhesive bond between the aggregate surface and the asphalt cement. Usually, stripping begins at the bottom of the asphalt layer and moves upward until the pavement structure is weakened. Under traffic, cracks appear and, in advanced stages, the pavement begins to disintegrate; and, always, water is present. In one or another the water gets between the asphalt film and the aggregate surface and, because the aggregate surface has a greater attraction for water than for asphalt, the adhesive bond is broken. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Asphalt Institute

    2696 Research Park Drive
    Lexington, KY  United States  40511-8480
  • Publication Date: 1981-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 5 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330622
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ES-10
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM