Transverse Cracking

Transverse Cracking is an unconnected crack that runs across a road pavement, perpendicular to the direction of the road.



Transverse cracking may be the result of:

  • the reflection of a crack or joint in an underlying pavement layer;
  • a construction joint of shrinkage crack (due to low temperature or bitumen hardening) in an asphalt surface
  • the structural failure of a concrete base course.

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