Performance of Nongrouted Thin Bonded PCC Overlays, Construction Report, HR-291, 1986

(1986) Performance of Nongrouted Thin Bonded PCC Overlays, Construction Report, HR-291, 1986. Transportation, Department of


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The Iowa road system has approximately 13,000 miles of Portland Cement Concrete Pavements, many of which are reaching the stage where major rehabilitation is required. Age, greater than anticipated traffic, heavier loads and deterioration related to coarse aggregate in the original pavement are some of the reasons that these pavements have reached this level of distress. One method utilized to rehabilitate distressed or underdesigned PCC pavements is the thin bonded Portland Cement Concrete overlay. Since the introduction of thin bonded overlays on highway pavements in 1973, the concrete paving industry has made progress in reducing the construction costs of this rehabilitation technique. With the advent of the shotblast machine, surface preparation costs have decreased from over $4.00 per square yard to most recently $1.42 per square yard. Other construction costs, including placement, grouting and sawing, have also declined. With each project, knowledge and efficiency have improved.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Bonding, Driver rehabilitation, Evaluation, Grout, Overlays (Pavements), Pavement maintenance, Pavement performance
Subjects: Transportation > Pavements
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Research
ID Code: 22112
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 13 May 2016 18:38
Last Modified: 13 May 2016 18:38