Most asphalt concrete pavements in Texas have been designed to resist a variety of load and environmental stresses. For the most part, these pavements have been successful in this endeavor. However, in the past few years an increasing amount of distress, in the form of rutting, shoving, and bleeding, has been reported. This distress often has been caused by moisture damage or stripping which is attributed to the presence of moisture in the asphalt-aggregate matrix. This report summarizes the results of a survey of observed moisture problems in Texas, reviews information related to moisture damage and its cause, evaluates test methods used to predict moisture-related distress, and identifies practical solutions to these problems. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Study conducted in cooperation with the Federal Highway Study Title, "Moisture Effects on Asphalt Mixtures".
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Center for Transportation Research, 3208 Red River Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78705

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transportation

    Transportation Planning Division, P.O. Box 5051
    Austin, TX  United States  78763

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • McGennis, R B
    • Kennedy, T W
    • Machemehl, R B
  • Publication Date: 1984-9

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 55 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00399314
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-TX-85-55+253-1 Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: Study 3-9-79-253
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1987 12:00AM