Airfield and Road Pavement Use in the U. K. of High Performance Coal Tar Pitch PVC Joint Sealants, and a Comparison of U. K. and ASTM Standards

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Title: Airfield and Road Pavement Use in the U. K. of High Performance Coal Tar Pitch PVC Joint Sealants, and a Comparison of U. K. and ASTM Standards

Author(s): L. H. McCurrich and N. R. Cook

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 70

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 669-689

Keywords: coal tar; concrete pavements; joint sealers; joints (junctions) ; runways; sealing; specifications; standards; structural design.

Date: 1/1/1981

Abstract:
This paper outlines the different approaches to road and airfield construction in the U.K. and details how this affects joint spacing, detail and sealant specification. The technical shortcomings of traditional sealant materials are discussed with particular reference to the Standards which exist in the U.S. and U.K. The introduction of the more comprehensive ASTM 3569 Standard is seen as a progressive step towards providing for the use of higher performance sealant materials for road and airfield joints. The properties and U.K. site experience for a sealant complying with ASTM 3569 are discussed.