Investigation of Deterioration of Joints in Concrete Pavements , TPF-5(224), 2012

(2012) Investigation of Deterioration of Joints in Concrete Pavements , TPF-5(224), 2012. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

Premature deterioration of concrete at the joints in concrete pavements and parking lots has been reported across the northern states. The distress is first observed as shadowing when microcracking near the joints traps water, later exhibiting as significant loss of material. Not all roadways are distressed, but the problem is common enough to warrant attention. The aim of the work being conducted under this and parallel contracts was to improve understanding of the mechanisms behind premature joint deterioration and, based on this understanding, develop training materials and guidance documents to help practitioners reduce the risk of further distress and provide guidelines for repair techniques. While work is still needed to understand all of the details of the mechanisms behind premature deterioration and prevention of further distress, the work in this report has contributed to advancing the state of knowledge.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Air voids, Concrete pavements, Deterioration, Joints (Engineering), Mix design, Pore water, Preventative maintenance
Subjects: Transportation > Pavements
Transportation
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Research > Concrete
ID Code: 14953
Deposited By: Leighton Christiansen
Deposited On: 09 Sep 2013 11:52
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2013 11:52
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/14953