Pavement Rating

Asphalt pavements, like everything, have a life cycle. They
start out new, they age, and eventually they decline to the
point where they need to be replaced. How long pavements last depends on a variety of factors, including how well they are constructed initially, the weather, the amount and weight of traffic and—most importantly—how well they are maintained. A well-constructed asphalt pavement that experiences low levels of traffic can last 25 years or more. That life can be substantially extended—and provide a greater return on your pavement investment—if proper maintenance is performed on a regular, timely basis. Common maintenance options are Crack Sealing, Slurry Seal Sealcoating, Patch Paving and Asphalt Overlay.

While it’s essential to have a contractor evaluate your pavement to determine its specific maintenance needs, a pavement’s life cycle falls into five broad stages. Determining where you fall in the life cycle is a fairly straightforward process, and using these ten stages you can get some idea of the types of maintenance you will need.

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Compare your pavement conditions to the photos below.

1. Look for damage in heavy traffic areas and from automobile fluid leaks and water.
2. Note location and estimate the total SQ FT of the bad areas. Make a rough calculation of the percentage of the total paved area affected. Note observations below.
3. Contact IPR, Ltd.  We’ll give you a quote today, a crew tomorrow, and a fast turnaround on a job well done.

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Condition Visible Distress Comments

#10 – EXCELLENT


OBSERVATION:
None

GENERAL CONDITION:
New Construction

RECOMMENDATIONS:
None

#9 – EXCELLENT


OBSERVATION:
None

GENERAL CONDITION:
New Construction

RECOMMENDATIONS:
None

#8 – VERY GOOD


OBSERVATION:
No longitudinal cracks except reflection of paving joints. Occasional transverse cracks, widely spaced (40′ or greater). All cracks sealed or tight (open 1/4″ or less).

GENERAL CONDITION:
Recent sealcoat.

RECOMMENDATIONS:
Little or no maintenance required.

#7 – GOOD


OBSERVATION:
Very little or no raveling, surface shows some traffic wear. Longitudinal cracks (open 1/4″) due to reflection of paving joints. Transverse cracks (open 1/4″) spaced 10 feet or more apart. Little or slight crack raveling. No patching or very few patches in excellent condition.

GENERAL CONDITION:
First signs of aging.

RECOMMENDATIONS:
Maintain with routine crack filling.

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#6 – GOOD


OBSERVATION:
Slight raveling (loss of lines) and traffic wear especially near drains and water run-off from irrigation. Longitudinal cracks (open 1/4″–1/2″) some spaced less than 10 feet. First signs of block cracking (Cracks linked together) Occasional patching in good condition.

GENERAL CONDITION:
Shows signs of aging. Sound structural condition.

RECOMMENDATIONS:
Should extend life with sealcoat (3-5 years).

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#5 – FAIR


OBSERVATION:
Moderate to severe raveling (loss of fine and course aggregate). Similar to corncob. Considerable amounts of sand and loose rocks are near drains and low areas. Ponding water areas show cracking. Longitudinal and transverse cracks (open 1/2″). Block cracking up to 50% of surface. Some patching or edge wedging in good condition.

GENERAL CONDITION:
Surface aging.
Sound structural condition.

RECOMMENDATIONS:
Needs sealcoat or CalTrans slurry surfacing (7-10 years). If severe roughness may need asphalt overlay (10 years).

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#4 – FAIR


OBSERVATION:
Severe surface raveling. Multiple longitudinal & transverse cracking with slight raveling. Longitudinal cracking in wheel path. Block cracking (over 50% of surface). Patching in fair condition. Slight rutting or distortions (1/2″deep or less).

GENERAL CONDITION:
Significant aging and first sign of need for strengthening.

RECOMMENDATIONS:
Would benefit from a petromat overlay, asphalt patching, hot crackfilling and CalTrans slurry surfacing. Should be done as a minimum treatment.

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#3 – POOR


OBSERVATION:
Closely spaced longitudinal and transverse crackling often showing raveling and crack erosion. Severe block cracking and alligatoring. Some alligator cracking (less then 25% of surface).

GENERAL CONDITION:
Patches in fair to poor condition. Moderate rutting or distortion (1″ to 2″ deep).Occasional potholes. Unable to shed water

RECOMMENDATIONS:
Needs patching and major overlay or complete recycling.

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#2 – VERY POOR


OBSERVATION:
Alligator cracking (over 25% of surface). Severe distortions (over 2″ deep). Extensive patching in poor condition. Potholes.

GENERAL CONDITION:
Severe deterioration.

RECOMMENDATIONS:
Reconstruction with extensive base repair.

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#1 – FAILED


OBSERVATION:
Severe distress with extensive loss of surface integrity.

GENERAL CONDITION:
Very severe deterioration.

RECOMMENDATIONS:
Need total reconstruction.

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