More Articles for fatigue cracking

To Prevent Failure, Begin with Better Bases

Better Roads Staff - May 06, 2013

To Prevent Failure,  Begin with Better Bases

Fatigue cracking usually links to inadequate road foundations By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor Fatigue cracking in bituminous pavements is experienced by the public so often that it is considered just part of driving. Motorists endure it and assume it’s just part of ...

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Applications & Innovations

Better Roads Staff - Jul 03, 2012

Using RAS   Recycled asphalt shingles are an acquired taste   When going from the roof to the road in recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) mixes, “it’s all in the details,” says John Christensen, technical marketing manager for MeadWestvaco (MWV). It’s not impossible to get density ...

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Road Science Tutorial

Brooke Wisdom - May 09, 2011

Road Science Tutorial

Building Better Roads from the Ground Up A strong foundation is the key to a strong pavement structure By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor A pavement is only as strong as its foundation. Without an adequate base or foundation, a road simply cannot stand ...

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