Report Issued on Joint Deterioration in Concrete Pavements

The Institute for Transportation at Iowa State University has released a report that discusses strategies for preventing or limiting premature joint deterioration due to salt reactivity and joint saturation. The primary goal is to help concrete pavement engineers understand the causes of premature joint deterioration, focusing on deterioration due to deicing/anti-icing salts and joint saturation. The guide discusses strategies for preventing or limiting such deterioration and also provides summaries of joint maintenance, repair and restoration strategies, including a decision matrix. Finally, the guide offers guidelines for developing project specifications.

The report can be accessed here.

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