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Fabric Reinforcement to Prevent Reflection Cracking


The two fabric reinforcement products, Petromat and Mirafi 140, placed between a 0.35 ft. overlay of asphalt concrete and an existing PCC pavement have successfully prevented the occurrence of transverse reflective cracking for the 11 year period since completion of the overlay.


  • Date Published: February, 1989
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 175.1
  • Last Modified: September 14, 2007
  • Author: R.E. Allison.
  • Originator: Washington (State). Dept. of Transportation.
  • # of Pages: 4 p., 76 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Asphalt concrete, Concrete pavements, Fabrics, Overlays (Pavements), Pavement performance, Portland cement concrete, Reflection cracking.
  • Keywords: Fabric reinforcement, Reflective cracking, Petromat, Mirafi 140, I-5, Southwest Washington.
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This abstract was last modified April 29, 2008