Diamond grinding the surface of this concrete pavement on Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica, CA will extend the life of the pavement and provide a smoother, flatter, and more quiet driving surface.
Concrete Pavement Restoration (CPR) is a fast and inexpensive way to extend the life of concrete pavements. Depending on the condition of the pavement, various restoration techniques can be used including: full or partial-depth slab repairs, diamond grinding, dowel bar retrofits, and join sealing. Most of these solutions are considered preservation techniques and last 10 to 15 years before their next treatment. Benefits of CPR include: improved (or restored) pavement smoothness, safety, friction, reduced noise, and the best economic return (compared to alternative solutions).
Benefits of Using CPR
• Can be performed very quickly – within lane closures as short as 2 – 5 hours.
• CPR has great versatility allowing the engineers and maintenance professionals to deal with localized pavement problems with specific solutions while avoiding expenditures on good pavement.
Preserves and often improves the environmental benefits of the concrete pavement.
When implemented as a pavement management procedure, CPR can significantly extend the service life of concrete pavement with a relatively small monetary investment.
Documents and Resources
- Guide to Concrete Preservation, CP Tech Center – Click Here
- Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation Guide for Diamond Grinding, FHWA – Click Here
- Utility Cuts in Concrete Pavements, ACPA – Click Here
- Best Practices – Utility Cuts in Concrete Pavement
- Guidelines – Concrete Pavement Restoration (CPR) – ACPA
- Utility Cuts in Concrete Pavements – ACPA
- Longevity of Diamond-Ground Concrete Pavements – ACPA
- Guide for Partial Depth Repair of Concrete Pavements – NCPTC
- Summary of Concrete Overlays – NCPTC
- Guide to Concrete Overlays – NCPTC