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Beware Premature Aging of Binder

Better Roads Staff - Jun 06, 2013

Beware Premature  Aging of Binder

Take care with liquid asphalt binder to avoid thermal crack failure   Thermal cracking – also known as low temperature cracking – in bituminous pavements appears as a series of transverse cracks that extend across the pavement surface in response to cold ...

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Cracking Cold

Better Roads Staff - Feb 17, 2012

Cracking Cold

Solving the Riddle of RAP and Thermal Cracking   By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor Use of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in hot-, warm- and cold-mix asphalt is growing dramatically, as tests validate its use in ever-increasing quantities. But there are fears that higher quantities ...

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RoadScience: Corrosion -- the enemy within

Brooke Wisdom - Feb 01, 2010

RoadScience:  Corrosion -- the enemy within

Research continues to produce new options for owners and designers to save concrete bridges. By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor Corrosion of reinforcing steel in concrete bridges degrades bridge decks and other superstructure elements — in addition to substructures — by ...

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