QUALITY CONTROL FOR PRECAST CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION SLIPPING ON ROAD JOB

THE UTAH STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT IS TRYING TO SOLVE THE MANCOS SHALE PROBLEM IN THE GREEN RIVER AREA. A NEW AND RELATIVELY UNTESTED PROCEDURE IS BEING TRIED. THE BASE COURSE OF THE ROAD, 12 INCHES THICK, WILL BE CONSTRUCTED IN THE USUAL MANNER. THEN THE TOP EIGHT INCHES OF THE COMPACTED COURSE WILL BE SCARIFIED WITH A SPECIAL MACHINE AND LIME WILL BE ADDED AT THE RATE OF 4 PERCENT. AFTER NORMAL COMPACTION PROCEDURES, THE AREAS WILL BE COVERED WITH AN EXTRA-HEAVY ASPHALT MEMBRANE. IT IS HOPED THAT THE LIME WILL INCREASE THE FRICTION IN THE SHALE WHILE THEOIL WILL PREVENT FROM REACHING IT. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 47,no 17,PP 22-23
  • Corporate Authors:

    Rocky Mountain Construction

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  • Authors:
    • Thomas, D A
  • Publication Date: 1966-8-16

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  • Accession Number: 00214684
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1975 12:00AM