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.



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Quantifying Cracking

As with other sealed road failure modes there are two main attributes taken into account when measuring craking; extent & severity.

Cracking Extent is the percentage of the road surface subject to cracking.
Cracking Severity is related to the width of cracks and is typcially recorded as a number.

Treatment Options

Types of Cracking.

Cracking can be subdivided into a number of types, including;

External Links & References

  1. CSIRO (Automated Detection of Cracks in Roads)
  2. A Guide to the Visual Assessment of Pavement Condition
  3. Camden Council Pavement Fault Diagrams
  4. Pavement Interactive
  5. Google Search
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