In the United Kingdom, a design guide for surface dressings (also known as chip seals) has been developed and is now in its third edition. The input parameters can be categorized as follows: (a) traffic category; (b) hardness and condition of the existing road surface; (c) location and geometry of the site; (d) site requirements for skid resistance; and (e) seasonal and weather factors. Detailed consideration is given to the chippings and the binders that lead to the selection of a particular process for a particular application. Attention is paid to the planning of the work and to the requirements for aftercare. A computer program has been developed to assist the designer in the task, ensuring that all aspects are considered.


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Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 13-22
  • Monograph Title: Seal coats and asphalt recycling
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00715575
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309062012
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 5 1996 12:00AM