Evaluation of Chem-Crete: Final Report

Report No: 83-R20

Published in 1982

About the report:

Two test sections, one on new construction and the other on a maintenance resurfacing project, were installed in the fall of 1980 to evaluate the proprietary product Chem-Crete. Laboratory tests and dynaflect and density measurements were performed on the experimental and control mixes and the performance was evaluated over a two-year period. Raveling was noticed in all sections, especially in the Chem-Crete mix, approximately two months after paving; however, the deterioration appeared to stabilize in all sections shortly thereafter, and traffic healed the surface of the control sections but not that of the Chem-Crete sections. Significant additional cracking and raveling appeared in both Chem-Crete sections after the second winter, whereas the control sections continued to perform satisfactorily.

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.


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G. W. Maupin, Jr., P.E.

Last updated: January 18, 2024

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