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Trench Repair & Utility Cut

Trench Repair and Utility Cut

The impact of discontinuities resulting from vertical cuts in existing pavements is widely recognized as one of the main causes of deterioration. The pavement deterioration resulting from UCP results in a noticeable nuisance to road users due to pavement roughness and due to traffic flow interruptions caused by closing the road for the repair of pavement failures.

Installing, replacing, or repairing underground utilities is one of the most common reasons for patching in pavements, especially in urban areas. Depending on how well agencies manage to coordinate with each other, a perfectly good pavement may need to get torn up on account of utility work. Then when the work is done and the pavement is patched up again, often the patch doesn’t perform as well as the rest of the pavement.

Any utility cut, whether it involves a trench for a pipe or cable, or just a smaller “keyhole” opening, will require patching to match the surrounding pavement surface. Fundamentally, a patch will always reduce the structural integrity of the pavement to some degree, even if the patch is installed perfectly. However, many of the problems with patches are due to poor construction practices, so using the right techniques will make a big difference. A properly constructed utility patch should be able to perform comparably to the existing pavement that surrounds it.

Installing, replacing, or repairing underground utilities is one of the most common reasons for patching in pavements, especially in urban areas. Depending on how well agencies manage to coordinate with each other, a perfectly good pavement may need to get torn up on account of utility work. Then when the work is done and the pavement is patched up again, often the patch doesn’t perform as well as the rest of the pavement.

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