This report was initiated to review current cracksealing practices employed by transportation departments across Canada. A telephone and follow-up written survey solicited responses to questions regarding departmental policy, practices, materials and research. The results of the survey indicate that in areas where cracksealing is employed as an annual maintenance activity, the methods and materials utilized are quite similar to each other. The current state-of-the-art method includes: routing of cracks, cleaning with compressed air, sealing with a high quality hot-pour asphalt sealer and squeegeeing. Some jurisdictions use a hot lance to pre-heat and dry cracks before sealing. Most jurisdictions support the philosophy that cracksealing is beneficial to extending the life of pavement. Most research is aimed at testing new, longer lasting mateirals and installation techniques which would improve the economics of cracksealing. (A)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Alberta Transportation and Utilities

    250, 11044-82 Avenue
    Edmonton, Alberta T6G 0T2  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • CHICHAK, M
    • Filipiak, R
  • Publication Date: 1989


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00674433
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 8 1995 12:00AM