Pavement Maintenance Types

Pavement Maintenance Types
Reconstruction- During this process, the driving surface as well as the stabilization layer beneath will be removed and replaced. Reconstruction usually involves replacing curb and gutters, and occasionally involves sidewalk replacement as well. This is a lengthy process that ultimately results in a new street. 

Mill and Overlay- When the stabilization layer of a street is still functional, but the driving surface is below standards, crews will mill off some or all of the driving surface of a street and replace the removed portion with a new driving surface. Mill and overlays usually take between a few weeks to a couple months to complete, and extend the life of a street. (Click here to view map)

Microsurfacing- Microsurfacing is a type of preventative maintenance that involves applying a protective coating to the surface of a street that is still in good condition. Similar to changing oil in a car, this is a cost effective way to prolong the life of a street and enhance the surface for improved drivability before wear and tear damages the street’s surface. This minor rehab work is typically completed within a day and extends the life of a road.

Concrete Panel Repair- Streets that are made out of concrete are able to have the failed sections of concrete pavement removed and a new concrete surface installed without having to replace the entire street.

Base Failures- When the stabilization layer of a street fails in certain areas due to shifting soils or other reasons, that specific area can be targeted and rebuilt to restore the street to standards.

Crack Seal- This involves sealing the gap between two sides of a crack in a street’s surface. This repair is done in less than a day, and restores the smoothness to a street.