Crack sealing is an important preventive treatment in a pavement preservation program to extend a pavement’s serviceable life. Many factors go into determining “if” and “how to” best implement a crack treatment program.
An easy-to-use quick reference guide is now available to help agencies make decisions on how to best implement a crack treatment program, it includes:
- An overview of crack treatment
- A comparison of clean-and-seal asphalt pavement crack repairs and rout-and-seal repairs
- Guidance on several FAQs
- A high-level summary of several technical resources
This guidance is a compilation that synthesizes several technical documents and interviews with some local technical/industry representatives. Although much of this information is research based, some is anecdotal and/or advice from experienced practitioners. It offers an overview to help agencies draw their own conclusions on how to best implement a crack treatment program.