Control of Reflection Cracking in a Fabric-Reinforced Overlay on Jointed Portland Cement Concrete Pavement

Report No: 83-R8

Published in 1982

About the report:

A study of the installation and three-year performance evaluation of a fabric-reinforced bituminous concrete overlay of a jointed concrete pavement is reported. The fabric, a polypropylene in an asphaltic mastic, was shown to act as a significant deterrent to the development of reflection cracks in an overlay exposed to over 30,000 vehicles per day for the evaluation period. A recommendation for further use of the fabric is included.

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Kenneth H. McGhee

Last updated: January 18, 2024

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