TechBrief: Early-Entry Sawing of Portland Cement Concrete Pavements
Primary Topic: Pavement Construction
Description: This TechBrief discusses the creation of contraction joints in portland cement concrete pavements using early-entry saws. It explains the need for joints, provides an overview of traditional joint sawing practices, and describes the early-entry joint sawing approach and associated equipment. A brief summary of studies on the use of early-entry sawing is provided, along with general guidelines for employing early-entry sawcutting technology.
FHWA Publication Number: FHWA-IF-07-031
Publication Year: 2007