Title: Guide for Design of Foundations and Shoulders for Concrete Pavements
Author(s): ACI Committee 325
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 75-76
Keywords: airports; cement-treated soils; concrete pavements; drainage; foundations; freezing; highways; moisture content; pavements; pumping; shoulders; soil cement; soil compacting; soil stabilization; subbases; subgrades; Design
Methods are suggested for material selection, moisture control, and compaction or treatment of soils and materials to insure volume stability and uniform support for concrete pavements. Various environments are considered and appropriate methods of subgrade preparation are outlined. Subbase functions are defined and adaptability of types of subbases are discussed. Placement of materials to aid in subbase moisture control is emphasized in shoulder design.