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Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation Guide for Diamond Grinding

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1. Report No.2. Government Accession No.Recipient's Catalog No.
4. Title and Subtitle
Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation -
Guide for Diamond Grinding
5. Report Date June 2001
6. Performing Organization Code
7. Author(s)
Angel L. Correa, (404)562-3907, Angel.Correa@fhwa.dot.gov
Bing Wong, (202)366-4651, Bing.Wong@fhwa.dot.gov
8. Performing Organization Report No.
9. Performing Organization Name and Address

Federal Highway Administration
Southern Resource Center
61 Forsyth St, SW, Suite 17T26
Atlanta, GA 30303

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)
11. Contract or Grant No.
12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20590

13. Type of Report and Period Covered
14. Sponsoring Agency Code
15. Supplementary Notes
 
 
16. Abstract

This Technical Bulletin recommends procedures for selecting, designing, and construction of diamond grinding in Portland cement concrete pavements. Diamond grinding consists of removing surface irregularities from concrete pavements that are often caused by faulting, curling, and warping of the slabs. The main benefits of properly using this technique include smoother ride, reduced road noise, and improved friction. Diamond grinding can be used as a stand-alone rehabilitation technique. However, FHWA recommends its use as part of a comprehensive Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation (CPR) program. Information regarding cost and performance is also included in this document.

This document has been prepared in part with information collected under the sponsorship of FHWA's Special Project 205, Quality Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation. Other documents to provide similar guidance in other CPR techniques will follow.

17. Key Words
Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation, CPR, Diamond Grinding, Pavement Smoothness, Ride
18. Distribution Statement

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19. Security Classification
(of this report) None
Unclassified
20. Security Classification
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No. of Pages22. Price
 
Updated: 04/07/2011
 

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