Quality Control of Road Works in Ghana

Hence, quality control of road works in Ghana is very crucial.

Introduction In Ghana, road works whether new development or maintenance, are generally executed by contracting.  Hence, quality control of road works in Ghana is very crucial. A contract is a legal agreement between two parties where one party agrees to carry out certain works in return for a reward (or in legal terms a consideration …

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Maintenance of Roads [ All you need to know]

Maintenance of Roads [ All you need to know]

Introduction to Road maintenance Maintenance of roads is an intervention measure designed to arrest the deterioration of a road and to restore the service condition to the as-built state or, at least, very nearly so. The type and scale of the maintenance activity will depend on the type of pavement failure being considered. Types of …

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Pavement failures [All the Essential things you should know]

Pavement failures Pavements begin to deteriorate when opened to traffic after construction as a result of the cumulative effect of traffic loading and environmental factors.  The figure below provides a pictorial representation of the state of a pavement defined by its present serviceability index (PSI) at any given time. The present serviceability index  (PSI) is …

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20 Defects in bituminous roads you should know

Defects in bituminous roads

Defects in bituminous roads are inevitable in bituminous roads. The following are the major defects associated with paved flexible pavements. The names in parenthesis against each defect are the various names by which the defect is also called or known. 1. Alligator crack (crocodile crack, alligator crazing, fatigue crack, map crack, chicken wire crack) Alligator …

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