Guidelines for Rehabilitating Flexible Pavements

Report No: 86-R29

Published in 1986

About the report:

The guidelines presented in this report are intended as an aid to the engineer in selecting the most appropriate type of pavement rehabilitation from those that are available. The basic types of distress in pavement surfaces and their causes are described. Techniques such as milling, preventive maintenance, and structural strengthening are discussed, and two methods of designing overlays are described. A present-worth method of economic analysis that can be used to determine the most cost-effective rehabilitative measure for a given type of distress is illustrated.

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.


Other Authors

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

Last updated: February 10, 2024

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