Best practice for the preparation of new granular pavements for thin bituminous surfacing

The preparation of a granular pavement prior to the application of a sprayed bituminous or thin asphalt surfacing is a critical ingredient in achieving its expected service life of at least 10 years. Not only is the fundamental requirement of achieving pavement dry back an essential ingredient in the preparation phase, other construction aspects such as texture, homogeneity of material, free of ravelling and laminations and a surface which is hard, dense and tight capable of withstanding hard sweeping with a rotary broom without removal of embedded fines are also essential ingredients. VicRoads has recently issued an amended version of its standard specification Section 310 – Preparation of Granular Pavements for Bituminous Surfacing and this paper discusses the content and provides a technical basis for the requirements included in the revised specification. (a) For the covering record of the conference, please refer to ITRD no. E218387.

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  • Authors:
    • MIDGLEY, L
  • Publication Date: 2009-10


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9P (DAY 1, SESSION 6)
  • Monograph Title: Australian Asphalt Paving Association thirteenth international flexible pavements conference, Sunday 11th - Wednesday 14th October, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia

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  • Accession Number: 01153050
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 23 2010 9:13AM