Joint Sealant Materials for Concrete Pavement Repairs

Report No: 91-TAR1

Published in 1991

About the report:

This report on joint sealant materials for concrete pavement repairs is based on conversations with specialists from several states, the Federal Highway Administration, the Portland Cement Association, and the American Concrete Pavement Association, and on a review of the literature. It lightly covers material properties, costs, and the experience with silicones on I-81 over the past few years. Appendix A is a copy of the AASHTO-AGR-ARTBA "Joint and Crack Resealing," Chapter 3, "Guide Procedures for Concrete Pavement 4R Operations," which provides an overview of the resealing of joints and cracks in existing portland cement concrete pavements. Appendix B is a copy of the Georgia Department of Transportation's most recent specifications dealing with silicone joint sealants, which are frequently cited as a model for this material.

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.


  • Harry E. Brown

Last updated: December 26, 2023

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