Pavement Testing & Design

The pavement design services at MEA can be utilized for both flexible and rigid pavement structure projects such as airfields, roadways, and parking areas. A design project will often involve site visits and a geotechnical investigation followed by in-house testing, mix designs, and pavement design specification whether for a new pavement structure or a rehab assignment. Common services MEA can provide for such projects are included below.

  • Pavement Damage Mapping
  • Falling Weight Deflectometer Testing (FWD)
  • Heavy Weight Deflectometer Testing (HWD)
  • Ground Penetrating Radar Profiles
  • Core Drilling of Pavement Materials and Subgrade
  • In-Situ California Bearing Ratio (CBR) Tests
  • In-Situ Plate Bearing Tests

For more information on specific projects related to this topic, see the following MEA Technical Bulletins:

UPDATE #7: Soil Provides Poor Road Construction Support
UPDATE #12: Investigation of a Roadway Failure
UPDATE #15: Asphalt Quality Investigation

Design

  • Modeling of Different Loading and Pavement Conditions
  • Pavement/Subbase Systems
  • Pavement Specifications

In-House Laboratory Testing

  • Concrete Compression
  • Subbase Properties
  • Aggregate Properties
  • CBR
  • Compaction
  • Lime/Soil Cement Treatment

Field Monitoring and Testing

  • Concrete Slump
  • In-Situ CBR Test
  • FWD/HWD Tests
  • Plate Load Test
  • Compaction Tests
  • Pavement Construction Inspection



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