Pavement Preservation: Techniques for Making Roads Last

Pavement preservation is a system of treating pavements to extend their useful life. Preventative maintenance techniques include crack sealing, chip seals, slurry resurfacing and hot mix asphalt overlays to improve ride quality, provide drainage and correct surface irregularities. Asphalt treatments keep water out of pavements and are a preferred preservation technique. Chip seals and fillers for cracks, joints, and potholes are also important. Chemical pavement rejuvenators are used to restore pavement flexibility and slurry resurfacings are newer techniques that have proven useful.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 22-25
  • Serial:
    • Asphalt
    • Volume: 20
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Asphalt Institute
    • ISSN: 0004-4954

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  • Accession Number: 01014773
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 2005 8:36PM