Field Evaluation of Engineering Fabrics for Asphalt Concrete Resurfacing - Audubon County, HR-360, Final Report, 2001

(2001) Field Evaluation of Engineering Fabrics for Asphalt Concrete Resurfacing - Audubon County, HR-360, Final Report, 2001. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

An ACC overlay is most often the rehabilitative effort used to maintain the serviceability of either an ACC or PCC pavement. The major problem in durability of this ACC overlay comes from reflective cracking. These cracks usually open, allowing water to enter the unsealed crack and strip the ACC in the overlay. The stripping of the ACC allows accelerated deterioration at the crack. Two engineering fabrics were evaluated in this project in order to determine their effectiveness in reducing reflective cracking. These two materials are: • PavePrep, Contech Construction Products Inc. • ProGuard, Phillips Fiber Corporation The data indicated a statistically significant decrease in reflective crack formation in the ProGuard fabric sections compared to control. There was little evidence of a similar effect from the PavePrep fabric sections compared to control. However, the rate of cracking (the rate of formation of new cracks) for both fabrics and control tended to be similar after three years. The benefits of using these fabrics (possible delay of some crack formation by two years) on this project did not outweigh the costs of up to $4200.00 per mile.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Asphalt concrete, Benefit cost analysis, Fabrics, Flexible pavements, Overlays (Pavements), Performance evaluations, Reflection cracking, Rigid pavements, Stripping (Pavements)
Subjects: Transportation > Pavements
Transportation > Pavements > Asphalt
Transportation > Pavements > Concrete
Transportation
Transportation > Materials
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Design and Construction
ID Code: 19674
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 02 Jun 2015 14:05
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2015 14:05
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/19674