EVALUATION OF PREFORMED NEOPRENE JOINT SEALS. FINAL REPORT

Most pavement contraction joint seals in Iowa, in general, have been performing in less than a satisfactory manner. The effective life of the seals, in maintaining a watertight joint, has been only from two to five years. In search of improvements, research was proposed to evaluate preformed neoprene joint seals. The performance of those seals was to be compared mainly with the hot poured rubberized asphalt sealants and cold applied silicone sealants or other sealants commonly used at the time this research began. Joint designs and methods of sawing were also investigated. All evaluations were done in new portland cement concrete (PCC) pavements. Three projects were initially selected and each included a research section of joint sealing. Some additional sites were later added for evaluation. Several joint sealants were evaluated at each research site. The various sites included high, medium and low levels of traffic. Evaluations were done over a five-year period. Neoprene joint seals provided better performance than hot or cold field formed joints.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References;
  • Pagination: 75 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00670422
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Iowa DOT Proj HR-318
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1994 12:00AM