Evaluation of Pavement Crack Treatments - Literature Review

The objective of this project was to evaluate existing literature regarding the practice of pavement crack sealing and crack filling. Crack sealing and crack filling consist of the placement of specialized materials into the cracks in pavement surfaces in order to prevent the intrusion of water and foreign objects. It has been suggested that this process extends the life of a pavement surface and can therefore reduce an agency's pavement replacement and rehabilitation costs. The following topics were identified in previous studies, including some conducted in Connecticut, and are discussed in this report: benefits or crack treatment; roadway evaluation; procedures and equipment selection; material placement; treatment materials evaluations; and traffic safety issues. Overall, the previous literature suggests a great deal of variability in opinion regarding the benefits of crack treatment. There is much inconsistency with results from previous studies with respect to location, circumstances and materials employed.

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    University of Connecticut, Storrs

    Connecticut Transportation Institute
    179 Middle Turnpike
    Storrs, CT  United States  06269-5202

    Connecticut Department of Transportation

    Office of Research and Materials, 280 West Street
    Rocky Hill, CT  United States  06067

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Zinke, Scott
    • Hogge, Brian
    • O'Brien, Chris
    • Mahoney, James
  • Publication Date: 2005-7-27


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; References;
  • Pagination: 30p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01011180
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CT-2241-F-05-6, CAPLAB1-2005
  • Created Date: Dec 12 2005 11:23AM