A combination of increased loads and traffic can cause rapid airport pavement deterioration requiring a dynamic and continually updated maintenance program. Steps for the establishment of a maintenance program are outlined and examples of several types of problems encountered are given. After a pavement evaluation is made and an inspection program is initiated, historical records can be maintained indicating the scope of repairs necessary. Recommended repair for bituminous pavement includes a remedy for pavement failure which occurs in areas subjected continuously to jet fuel spillage. After a period of use, an accumulation of tire rubber, oil, and carbon in the form of jet soot builds up on the runway. Rubber removal with chemicals has been used, but runway grooving has been found to be the most effective means of eliminating factors which reduce the tire-ground friction forces.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 12-14
  • Serial:
    • APWA Reporter
    • Volume: 42
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: American Public Works Association
    • ISSN: 0092-4873

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098928
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM