Successful thin bonded resurfacing of concrete pavements dates back to 1913. Following World War II, the U.S. Air Force and the Navy resurfaced a number of airport pavements with bonded techniques in an effort to repair and increase load bearing capacity of older pavements. Due to the lack of high production cost-effective equipment, little interest was seen for highway work. The development of slipform paving equipment and high speed milling machines in conjunction with the completion of the Interstate system and escalating asphalt prices created new interest in bonded resurfacings for the highway engineer. A 1973 research project in Iowa utilizing thin sections of fibrous reinforced resurfacing coupled with a successful program of bonded dense concrete bridge deck overlays led Iowa Engineers to believe they had come up with an alternate for the traditional bituminous restoration procedure. Numerous Iowa research and full scale Interstate contracts have since resulted in new techniques and design recommendations which make a thin bonded concrete resurfacing a viable and economical approach to the rehabilitation of concrete pavements. (Author)

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 411-419

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  • Accession Number: 00334272
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM