Investigation of Winter Pavement Tenting

Status:  Complete
Report Date:  01/08/2008

Summary:

Researchers studied factors that local engineers believed to cause winter pavement tenting, as well as maintenance strategies for remedying tenting. Based on a literature review, a survey of road engineers in Minnesota and field research, investigators confirmed that deicing chemicals and sands contribute to tenting, and that sealing cracks can reduce its frequency and severity.

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