Wearing Surface

There's wearing surface (also Wearing Course) is the top layer of a sealed road. It is specifically designed to resist abrasion from traffic and to minimise the entry of water.


Types of Wearing Surfaces

There are a range of wearing surface options, including;

Road Cross Section

The wearing surface sits atop the road pavement as shown below. It does not typically contribute to the road pavement's structural strength.


Related Pages

External Links & References

  1. Glossary of Austroads Terms
  2. Latrobe City Council Reseal Info Sheet
  3. Anatomy of a Road
  4. Google Search (Wearing Surface)
  5. Surfacing Alternatives for Unsealed Rural Roads (World Bank Open Knowledge Repository)
  6. Google Search (Road Surface)
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