Maintenance Practices for Rigid Pavement

Subcommittee on Maintenance of the Committee on Airfield Pavement, ASCE

Serial Information: Journal of the Aero-Space Transport Division, 1968, Vol. 94, Issue 1, Pg. 57-84

Document Type: Journal Paper


The Committee on Airfield Pavement has prepared a guide to effective maintenance procedures for rigid pavements. The following maintenance tasks are given detailed coverage: resealing joints, sealing cracks, patching individual spalls, repairing spalled joints, surface patching, full-depth patching, repairing popouts, slabjacking (mud-jacking), and temporary repairs. The necessary equipment, preparation, materials, and procedures for the above tasks are described and the purpose of each operation is explained. Areas in which special care is required are indicated. The importance of a planned program for timely maintenance to ensure the full, economical service life of concrete airfield pavement is emphasized.

Subject Headings: Airport and airfield pavements | Maintenance | Concrete pavements | Joints | Spalling | Sealing | Cracking | Equipment and machinery

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