Use of Fabric in Flexible Pavements, 1980: Installation Report

Report No: 81-R43

Published in 1981

About the report:

Maintenance overlays that included a fabric underlayment were placed on three sections of interstate and primary highways in 1980. The fabric is intended to waterproof the old surface and strengthen the overlay. The report describes the installation and discusses the early performance of the overlaid sections.

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.


  • Charles S. Hughes, P.E.

Last updated: January 22, 2024

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