Ensuring Durability of Concrete Paving Mixtures-Part I: Mechanisms and Mitigation
Primary Topic: Materials-Concrete
Description: This Tech Brief presents various distresses that can develop because of issues related to durability (commonly referred to as materials-related distress [MRD]) and describes strategies to prevent or mitigate each type of MRD. MRD can compromise the integrity of concrete and result in costly repairs and ultimately failure of a concrete pavement, even if the structural design is sound. A second Tech Brief (titled Ensuring Durability of Concrete Paving Mixtures-Part II: Testing and Construction) focuses on test methods and construction techniques that can be utilized to reduce the risk of MRD.
FHWA Publication Number: FHWA-HIF-16-033
Publication Year: 2016
Document Links: PDF (file size: 2 mb)