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Analytical and Visual Approach towards Faster Deterioration of Parking Areas

Author(s):

Nivedita Shukla , NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNICAL TEACHERS' TRAINING AND RESEARCH, CHANDIGARH; Prof. Ajay K. Duggal, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNICAL TEACHERS' TRAINING AND RESEARCH, CHANDIGARH

Keywords:

Bituminous pavements, access roads, parking area, ageing, distresses, loss of binder, maintenance

Abstract

A successful service-life of pavement is highly dependent on the proximity of knowledge about the future conditions of pavement sections. Distresses in a bituminous pavement can be visualized but the root-cause behind them needs to be studied and analysed. Each pavement carries different amount and type of traffic, have different moisture conditions, different type and interval of maintenance etc. Hence, they deteriorate and age in the different manner. This paper presents the outcomes of the research done in establishing a comparative relation between access roads and parking area pavements having similar design specifications and initial binder content. To achieve the objective, the required sites have been identified by collecting data through authorised and trusted sources. Visual surveys and laboratory tests have been performed over the samples collected from those identified sites. The observations obtained have been discussed. From the study it has been found that parking area pavements age faster than access roads and show severe distresses in comparatively lesser period of time due to various factors. It was observed that the rate of loss of bitumen content in parking area pavements was more than that in access roads. Hence, it is recommended to give due importance to the construction details and periodic maintenance of parking lots, as they are of equal importance and additionally serve commercial purposes.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I40327
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 4
Publication Date: 01/07/2017
Page(s): 341-343

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