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Early Distress of Concrete Pavements

General Interest: provides practical guidance to engineers responsible for the day-to-day design, construction, rehabilitation, maintenance, and management of pavements.

Primary Topic: Rigid Pavement

Description: Report on studies conducted on early age distresses observed in selected section in the Midwest and Southern States. The report makes recommendations on material composition, mix design, and other issues that can control the chemical mechanisms leading to early age distresses. Report does not address construction and weather related issues that lead to early age distresses.

FHWA Publication Number: FHWA-SA-97-045

Publication Year: 1997

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Updated: 02/20/2015

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