Cracking is the presence of cracks in a road surface or a range of other civil structures and infrastructure assets.
In the case of roads, cracking allows moisture to penetrate the road surface and can lead to pavement failure.
As with other sealed road failure modes there are two main attributes taken into account when measuring craking; extent & severity.
Types of Cracking.
Cracking can be subdivided into a number of types, including;
- Block Cracking
- Environmental Cracking
- Crocodile Cracking
- Longitudinal Cracking
- Spiral Cracking (pipes)
External Links & References
- CSIRO (Automated Detection of Cracks in Roads)
- A Guide to the Visual Assessment of Pavement Condition
- Camden Council Pavement Fault Diagrams
- Pavement Interactive
- Google Search