MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 271, 20192019 Tran-SET Annual Conference
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Published online||09 April 2019|
Use of LTPP Data to Quantify Moisture Damage under Crack Sealing and Surface Treatments in Asphalt Pavements
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
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Crack sealing and seal coats are used to prevent the ingress of water into the pavement, thus delaying its deterioration. Yet, earlier studies indicated that sealing pavements in areas with high ground water table (GWT) prevented moisture from escaping upwards through the cracks of asphalt pavements, therefore, accelerating stripping. The objectives of this study were to determine whether these treatments contribute to stripping in Asphalt Concrete (AC) and/or moisture accumulation in the base and to evaluate the effect of GWT, rain, and traffic on subsurface failures under these treatments. In this study, nine test sections included in the Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program and several field chip seal projects in Louisiana were analyzed. Results indicated that these treatments do not contribute to stripping. However, the cause of common stripping under these treatments in the Southern United States is moisture entrapment under the AC layer under shallow GWT conditions, which is also the key contributor to stripping under unsealed sections.
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