Crack Treatments

Crack treatments consist of placing specialized materials into prepared cracks to prevent water and incompressible intrusion into the cracks and underlying pavement layers, and to reinforce the adjacent pavement. Restriction of water entry into underlying pavement base and sub-grade layers serves to maintain pavement strength and prolong pavement life. Pavements in different climate zones, with different construction types, and with different traffic loadings experience different types of cracking. The various crack types experience different movement ranges depending mostly on crack spacing and temperature variations. Different types of crack treatment materials and installation geometries are required for the different conditions.