n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Use of seawater for compaction of bitumen-surfaced pavements : water engineering

Volume 21, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Construction of a new bitumen-surfaced road or airport pavement in an arid area usually requires the use of several thousand cubic metres of water per day for compaction.

The use of salt water - or even only brack water - for compaction in the past has had mixed success and often resulted in surface disintegration of the primed base course and/or blistering of the surfacing. This experience led to fresh water usually being specified - particularly in the granular base course - in order to avoid such salt damage.

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