ADOT Concrete Pavement Testing

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Jun/24/19
Concrete grinding is a means of preserving pavement by removing surface irregularities and imperfections. This sometimes includes concrete leveling to make the surface more durable, or the use of a concrete grinder to smooth a rough surface.

Highly skilled professionals and technologically sound concrete grooving and grinding machines deliver results on bridge decks, airport runways, parking decks, and other slab applications. We also ensure the highway we leave behind provides a smooth, quiet, and safe ride for all drivers and passengers. Whether longitude or transverse concrete grinding, A-Core will complete the project professionally and timely.

A-Core Concrete Specialists recently helped Arizona Department of Transportation with exploring another option for smoothing out the ride along Phoenix-area freeways where the asphalt pavement showed its age and was wearing down, especially after last winter’s heavier wet weather.

The Arizona Department of Transportation is evaluating sections where diamond grinding was done as part of a recent pavement repair and preservation project.

Crews last month removed a 1-inch layer of rubberized asphalt that was worn out by time, traffic and Mother Nature.

“This is another tool in our pavement-improvement tool box,” said Randy Everett, senior administrator of ADOT’s Central Construction and Maintenance District serving the Phoenix area. “This is an opportunity to explore options and see how the diamond grind performs in an area where the rubberized asphalt finally wore down well after its expected lifespan of 10 years.”

 

Sources

https://www.azdot.gov/media/News/news-release/2019/06/19/adot-testing-concrete-pavement-treatment-along-loop-202