DEVELOPMENT OF PROCEDURES FOR REPLACING JOINTS IN CONCRETE PAVEMENT
Two types of concrete pavement repair procedures were developed; pre-cast slab repairs and cast-in-place repairs, both requiring full-depth sawing of the repair limits, removal of the distressed concrete without disruption of the base, and installing sealed joints at the end limits. A one-lane, previously sawed area, up to 12-ft long, can be replaced with a precast slab and opened to traffic in about 1-1/2 hours; a cast-in-place repair; using fast-set concrete in 6 to 8 hours. Although doweled joints were used on a few installations, the report describes the difficulties encountered with using them on a production basis, and undoweled joints have been used on most of the repairs. To date, repairs equivalent to approximately 7 lane miles of pavement have been made. No specific repair recommendations are made, since evaluation of the repairs is not complete. An Appendix, containing a step-by-step repair procedure, current Michigan Specifications, and various plans, is included.
- Sponsored in part by Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C.
Michigan Department of State Highways & TransportState Highways Building, P.O. Drawer K
Lansing, MI United States 48904
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Simonsen, J E
- Publication Date: 1975-8
- Pagination: 111 p.
- TRT Terms: Cast in place structures; Concrete; Concrete finishing; Concrete pavements; Construction joints; Highways; Joint sealers; Joints (Engineering); Maintenance; Pavement maintenance; Precast concrete; Repairing; Slabs
- Uncontrolled Terms: Repairs
- Geographic Terms: Michigan
- Old TRIS Terms: Joint
- Subject Areas: Highways; Maintenance and Preservation;
- Accession Number: 00137056
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: R-968 Prog. Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Aug 23 1976 12:00AM