Spalled Joints & Cracks
If you have spalled joints and cracks, you need to perform:
Partial Depth Patch Repairs
Partial depth repair (PDR) is a shallow depth repair procedure used to address pavement deterioration that does not fully extend through a concrete slab. This method is used to repair spalling and fraying of concrete slab edges at joints and cracks as well as localized scaling. Spalling, which can occur on both jointed and continuously reinforced pavements, reduces pavement serviceability and can become hazardous to highway users. This type of deterioration can be caused by a number of factors including late sawing, poor joint design, inadequate joint/crack maintenance and material durability issues such as Alkali-Silica Reactivity (ASR). Once initiated, spalls tend to grow under repeated thermal stresses and traffic loadings.
The purpose of PDR is to repair surface defects, reestablish joint reservoirs and restore localized areas of deterioration. PDR replaces unsound concrete to restore rideability and discourages further deterioration. Further, PDR is an excellent preventative maintenance technique as it is proven to last more than 20 years when properly constructed using quality materials and workmanship.
Guide for Partial Depth Repair of Concrete Pavements
National Concrete Pavement Technology Center Guide
Airport/Airfield, Bridge, City/Municipal, Highway, Industrial, Race Track
Full & Partial Depth Repair
Concrete Repair Best Practices
MoDOT Report: A Series of Case Studies
Concrete Pavement Preservation and Restoration, Diamond Grinding, Dowel Bar Retrofit, Full & Partial Depth Repair, Joint and Crack Resealing