Full-depth Repair of Jointed PCC Pavements Cast-in-Place and Precast Procedures

Report No: 76-R44

Published in 1976

About the report:

The deterioration of jointed portland cement concrete (PCC) pavements on the interstate system in Virginia has created a need for full-depth and partial-depth repairs. In this report, efforts related to full-depth repairs are described and discussed, Such repairs have utilized both cast-in-place and precast materials. Rapid and permanent repairs have been achieved using procedures as stress relief, cast-in-place restoration, precast replacement, and cast-in place replacement. It is recommended that these procedures be continued as warranted by pavement repair needs. They should be used with detailed guidance in both state force and contract work. In repair work, assurance should be made that the supervisors and inspectors are not only knowledgeable of the recommended procedures but also are aware of potential problems that can result from faulty applications. Where poor drainage has contributed to pavement deterioration, improvement of drainage facilities and the use of pavement undersealing should be a part of the total rehabilitation effort to assure a satisfactory service life of both existing and repaired pavement segments.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


  • Samuel S. Tyson

Last updated: January 29, 2024

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