Georgia's Low-Cost Approach to Rehabilitating Concrete Pavements

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1983, Vol. 53, Issue 8, Pg. 50-54

Document Type: Feature article


A six step approach to rehabilitating concrete pavements is described. The six steps are: (1) Slab stabilization; (2) slab replacement, where necessary; (3) repair of spalls; (4) resawing and resealing transverse and longitudinal joints; (5) shoulder restorations; and (6) diamond grinding. For some stretches of concrete pavement, not all of these steps have to be applied. A brief cost comparison between this approach to concrete pavement rehabilitation and overlaying is presented. The state of Georgia is presently using this method of concrete pavement restoration to rehabilitate its interstate highways.

Subject Headings: Concrete pavements | Developing countries | Benefit cost ratios | Rehabilitation | Georgia | United States

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