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SOIL AND BASE STABILIZATION AND ASSOICATED DRAINAGE CONSIDERATIONS - Volume I General Interest: provides practical guidance to engineers responsible for the day-to-day design, construction, rehabilitation, maintenance, and management of pavements.

Primary Topic: Pavement Drainage

Description: This report consists of two volumes: Volume I, Pavement Design and Construction Considerations; Volume 11, Mixture Design Considerations. These two volumes represent the revisions to the original manuals prepared in 1979 by Terrel, Epps, Barenberg, Mitchell, and Thompson. These manuals include new information and pmcedures incorporated into the pavement field since that time. A significant portion of the information prepared for the otiginal manuals has been retained. The primary purpose of these manuals is to provide background information for those engineers responsible for using soil stabilization as an integral pan of a pavement structure. information is included to assist the engineer in evaluating the drainage problems of a pavement structure. Infomation is included to assist the engineer in evaluating the drainage problems of a pavement. Sufficient information is included to allow the pavement design engineer to determine layer thicknesses of stabilized layers for a pavement using the 1989 American Association of state Highway and Transportation Officials Guide procedures. material properties are presented with the use of this design procedure, which the materials engineer will find useful in selecting the type and amount of a stabilizer to sue with specific soil types. Construction details are presented with elements of quality control and specifications. The manuals are presented to allow an engineer to recommend where, when, and how soil stabilization should be used, and to assist the engineer in evaluating problems which may occur on current stabilization projects. This volume presents the specific details of drainage considerations and the use of open graded permeable bases, construction consideration for each stabilizer type, and pavement design considertions. These chapters will provide the engineer with the necessary information to evaluate the pavement for drainage, and thickness adequacy, and to evaluate the construction process. Volume II presents the mixture design and laboratory testing procedures.

FHWA Publication Number: FHWA-SA-93-004

Publication Year: 1992

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