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Ensuring Durability of Concrete Paving Mixtures-Part I: Mechanisms and Mitigation General Interest: provides practical guidance to engineers responsible for the day-to-day design, construction, rehabilitation, maintenance, and management of pavements.

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)



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