ACI PRC-330-08 Guide for the Design and Construction of Concrete Parking Lots

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Concrete parking lots serve many kinds of public facilities, commercial developments, businesses, and multifamily housing projects. They primarily accommodate parked vehicles, but may also provide maneuvering areas and access for delivery vehicles. The design and construction of concrete slabs for parking lots and outside storage areas share many similarities with the design and construction of streets and highways, but they also have some very distinct differences. A full appreciation of the differences and the modification of design and construction procedures to take these differences into account can result in economical concrete parking lots that will provide satisfactory service for many years with little maintenance. This guide includes information on site investigation, thickness determination, design of joints and other details, durability considerations, paving operations, and quality-assurance procedures during construction. Maintenance and repair are also discussed.

Keywords: concrete pavement; curing; dowels; finishing; joints; load

transfer; parking lot; subgrade; thickness; traffic loads.


Document Details

Author: ACI Committee 330

Publication Year: 2008

Pages: 36

ISBN: 9780870312793

Categories: Parking Lots

Formats: Protected PDF/Web View

This document is Historical

Table of Contents

Chapter 1—Introduction and scope




Chapter 2—Notation and definitions



Chapter 3—Pavement design


3.2—Pavement stresses

3.3—Traffic loads

3.4—Subgrade support

3.5—Concrete properties

3.6—Thickness design


3.8—Steel reinforcement in parking lot pavements

3.9—Joint filling and sealing

3.10—Pavement grades

3.11—Other design features

Chapter 4—Materials






4.6—Material specifications

Chapter 5—Construction


5.2—Subgrade preparation

5.3—Layout for construction

5.4—Paving equipment

5.5—Placing, finishing, and texturing

5.6—Curing and protection


5.8—Pavement markings

5.9—Opening to traffic

Chapter 6—Inspection and testing


6.2—Subgrade preparation

6.3—Concrete quality

6.4—Construction operations

Chapter 7—Maintenance and repair


7.2—Surface sealing

7.3—Joint and crack sealing

7.4—Full-depth repair

7.5—Undersealing and leveling


7.7—Parking lot cleaning

Chapter 8—References

8.1—Referenced standards and reports

8.2—Cited references

Appendix A—Procedures for concrete pavement design

A.1—Pavement stress determination and fatigue consumption

A.2—Source of thickness tables

A.3—AASHTO procedure

Appendix B—Subgrade


B.2—Soil classification

B.3—Problem soils

B.4—Expansive soils

B.5—Frost action


B.7—Support uniformity

Appendix C—Suggested details

C.1—Pavement jointing and design feature details

Appendix D—Parking lot geometrics

D.1—Parking requirements

D.2—Entrances and exits

D.3—Truck-parking facilities

D.4—Additional information


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