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The IGGA offers the following fact sheets on pavement surfacing techniques and preservation/repair methods. Select the application(s), preservation/optimization technique(s) or pavement criteria/issue(s) to browse the fact sheets, or use the search function.

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Fact Sheets

Diamond Grinding: Production or Bump Grind

The comparative benefits of production grinding versus bump grinding are explored in this study for optimizing pavement performance and cost-efficiency. Diamond grinding is emphasized as a crucial technique for smoothing pavement surfaces, with production grinding covering the entire lane width and length to achieve superior results in ride quality, friction, sound reduction, fuel efficiency and aesthetics. While bump grinding—targeting only uneven areas—can improve ride quality and extend pavement life, production grinding often proves more economical and effective overall.

Application(s)

City/Municipal, Highway

Technique(s)

Concrete Pavement Preservation and Restoration, Diamond Grinding, Dowel Bar Retrofit, Full & Partial Depth Repair

Issue(s)

Friction/Safety, Smoothness, Sustainability/Environmental, Tire/Pavement Noise

Quick Facts: Pavement Base and Subgrade Repair

Pavement base and subgrade repair reduce pavement deflection by filling subsurface voids

Application(s)

Airport/Airfield, City/Municipal, Highway, Industrial, Race Track

Technique(s)

Slab Stabilization

Issue(s)

Structural/Material Issues

Quick Facts: Joint Resealing

Joint resealing protects pavement joints from water and incompressibles

Application(s)

Airport/Airfield, City/Municipal, Highway, Industrial, Race Track

Technique(s)

Joint and Crack Resealing

Issue(s)

Structural/Material Issues

Quick Facts: Safety Grooving: Grooving runways reduces hydroplaning

Grooving runways reduces hydroplaning

Application(s)

Airport/Airfield, Bridge, City/Municipal, Highway, Industrial, Race Track

Technique(s)

Diamond Grooving

Issue(s)

Friction/Safety

Quick Facts: Safety Grooving: Grooving roadways decreases accidents and saves lives

Grooving roadways decreases accidents and saves lives

Application(s)

Bridge, City/Municipal, Highway

Technique(s)

Diamond Grooving

Issue(s)

Friction/Safety

Quick Facts: Conventional Diamond Grinding

CDG creates smooth, safe, quiet pavements

Application(s)

Airport/Airfield, Bridge, City/Municipal, Highway, Industrial, Race Track

Technique(s)

Diamond Grinding

Issue(s)

Friction/Safety, Smoothness, Tire/Pavement Noise

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