Concrete Pavement Preservation

Transportation agencies are continually being asked to do more with less in maintaining the condition of their facilities. Pavements represent a large part of the transportation infrastructure. Pavements that are left to deteriorate without timely preservation or maintenance treatments are likely to require major rehabilitation and reconstruction much sooner, and those are costly and disruptive activities. In light of these realities, the National CP Tech Center has developed a comprehensive guide for preserving concrete pavements. Links to the guide and to related pavement-preservation materials are listed below:

Manuals and Guidelines

Concrete Pavement Preservation Guide (2nd edition), 2014

Preservation and Rehabilitation of Urban Concrete Pavements Using Thin Concrete Overlays: Solutions for Joint Deterioration in Cold Weather States, 2014

Guide for Partial-Depth Repair of Concrete Overlays, 2012

Guide to Concrete Overlays: Sustainable Solutions for Resurfacing and Rehabilitating Existing Pavements (3rd edition), 2012

Integrated Materials and Construction Practices for Concrete Pavement: A State-of-the-Practice Manual, 2007


Long-Life Concrete: How Long Will My Concrete Last?, 2013

Concrete Pavement Surface Characteristics: Key Findings and Guide Specifications, 2012

Rehabilitation of Concrete Pavements Utilizing Rubblization and Crack-and-Seat Methods, 2008

For more information

See the National CP Tech Center's more comprehensive Pavement Preservation resources page.