Early-Entry Sawing of Portland Cement Concrete Pavements

This TechBrief discusses the creation of contraction joints in portland cement concrete pavements using early-entry saws. It explains the need for joints, provides an overview of traditional joint sawing practices, and describes the early-entry joint sawing approach and associated equipment. A brief summary of studies on the use of early-entry sawing is provided, along with general guidelines for employing early-entry sawcutting technology.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 6p
  • Serial:
    • TechBrief
    • Publisher: Federal Highway Administration
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01714924
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-HIF-07-031
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 21 2019 9:02AM